*reviewed in Quebrada #39*
Kazuko Fujiwara vs. Masami Iizuka
Yuko Kosugi vs. Sumie Sakai. ***
Esther Moreno & Sachie Abe vs. Yuki Lee & Megumi Yabushita
Jaguar Yokota vs. Fang Suzuki
TWF Tag League Match: Chikako Shiratori & Michiko Omukai vs. Bloody & Sayori Okino. *** range
Cooga & Miyuki Sogabe vs. Lioness Asuka & Ryuna
Jd' #36 4/14/99 taped 1/24/99 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
Obatchi Iizuka vs. Hiroyo Muto. 2:42 shown.
Cooga & Yuki Miyazaki vs. Crusher Maedomari & Ryuna. Cool reverse Frankensteiner off 1st finisher by Miyazaki. 2:37 shown.
Shark Tsuchiya vs. Yuko Kosugi. Usual Shark nonsense. She took like 2 bumps. 3:46 shown.
Bukyogun vs. Oz Academy: The Bloody & Fang Suzuki vs. Sugar Sato & Chikayo Nagashima. Bloody vs. Nagashima was real good, but Fang & Sato were worthless. 3:53 shown.
Jd' Junior Title: Sumie Sakai vs. Megumi Yabushita. These two still wrestled the same style at this point, but it worked because they bumped for each other so well. They went along with each others moves too easily though. Some really cool submission spots, but others that didn't do a whole lot for the match. The monkey flip off the top into an udehishigigyakujujigatame finisher was innovative and the smoothness of the application was pretty incredible. ***
Lioness Asuka vs. Kyoko Inoue. Lioness was definitely pushing the gimmick style. Kyoko would try to get back to traditional wrestling, but since she couldn't do enough damage to Lioness to be able to exert her will upon her, these two just wound up killed each other with big moves involving props and weapons. With the exception of a few rest holds that killed the momentum, it was a fast-paced all action match. It was similar to their previous matches, but they were great matches so it's hard to complain about that. The main difference was that Lioness' seconds, The Bloody & Fang Suzuki, were pissed that Lioness abandoned them for SSU, so they helped their enemy Kyoko out, while Lioness had new lackeys Sugar Sato & Chikayo Nagashima interfering on her behalf. The finish wasn't really fulfilling after all the killer spots, but both women were on top of their game today and gave us another really strong spot oriented match. This might have been the best match of their series if they had come up with a more convincing way to close the door on Kyoko's title reign, but nonetheless it was a strong contender for women's match of the year. Read Review. ****1/4
Morimatsu vs. Hiroyo Muto. I think Morimatsu was supposed to win really quickly so she could earn the right to team with Crusher. Morimatsu dominated. They didn't make mistakes, but it was basic and boring. 3/4*
Sumie Sakai vs. Chaparrita ASARI. Cool aerial oriented match. Their athleticism really stood out, and Sakai was able to match ASARI's high spots. The action was great, but it was very indyish in that the moves were spectacular, but the execution wasn't perfect. Also, the sequences were nothing to brag about. Unfortunately, with all the great moves, the thing that stood out the most was both women crashing off the top rope to the floor when Sakai's nadare shiki no Frankensteiner went awry. Somehow nobody was hurt and they continued doing dangerous moves with no hesitation. ***
Man & Woman Mixed Tag Match: Masato Yakushiji & Obatchi Iizuka & Megumi Yabushita vs. Super Delfin & Cooga & Yuki Miyazaki. Delfin's team did simultaneous planchas right away. Yakushiji's team didn't exactly match this with their simultaneous Obatchi drops. Dueling with plastic swords was just goofy, but as a whole it seemed to be a decent match. Delfin vs. Yakushiji was good, but the women didn't do anything of note. 5:22 shown
Mima Shimoda vs. Sachie Abe. Abe was really outclassed. Shimoda gave her more offense than she deserved even though it was obvious that she didn't respect Abe. Of course, the way Abe was performing, that was justified. Abe was countering some of Shimoda's moves to hang in there and get some near falls. It's too bad Shimoda didn't have a better opponent because she probably would have had a very good match if she was in this kind of mood against a more worthy young opponent. Instead, we got a match where the work was fine, but no one gave Abe a chance at the start and the match only served to show the fans were right to think that way. **
AWF Sekai Joshi Senshukenjiai: Emi Motokawa vs. Yuko Kosugi. Pretty even match. Kind of slow paced, but it got better as it went along. Good work, lots of near falls, and some nice counters. There were a lot of suplexes, and of course Kosugi used a bunch of footstomps including a diving footstomp to the floor and down two rows of bleachers onto Emi who was draped across. The coolest spot might have been Emi turning Kosugi's bungee foot stick into a powerbomb though because of the surprise and level of dificultly. The length of nearly 20 minutes was too long for them, but they did a good job all things considered. **1/2
Lioness Asuka & Sugar Sato vs. The Bloody & Fang Suzuki. Lioness bled in the first two minutes. Totally Lioness style fast-paced spot oriented brawl. Fang was moving faster than ever, but Sugar seems perpetually trapped in slow motion. Lioness vs. Bloody was the focus of the match, which really helped the match quality. Even with Sato & Fang involved, and they weren't good, this still had by far the most professional looking work on the show beacuse of Lioness. ***1/4
Megumi Yabushita & Obatchi Iizuka vs. Yuki Miyazaki & Hiroyo Muto. If nothing else, there was a lot of action. The execution wasn't perfect, but at least they tried a lot of different spots. It probably was no better than average, but I appreciated their inititive. 5:42 shown
Sachie Abe vs. Shark Tsuchiya. Dull, methodical match. Shark actually tried to sell a little, but Abe didn't make it easy for her to do so. Shark eventually used her barbed wire rod, giving Abe a bloody elbow, bt for the most part she attempted to wrestle. Shark actually threw a dropkick. Overall, she wasn't too offensive, but as usual there was nothing decent about her match. 3/4*
Cooga vs. Saya Endo. Pretty dull. The most notable thing about the match is that, between the color and the style, Saya hairdo might be the worst I've ever seen. Saya had a chance at least, but she still losst really easily. *1/4
AWF Sekai Joshi Senshukenjiai: Yuko Kosugi vs. Sumie Sakai. Started out fast, but then slowed for the body of the match. They did a good job of tying their spots together. Solid match with spectacular bursts if action. Not as exciting as some of their other matches, but more solid and well worked. ***
Lioness Asuka & Morimatsu vs. The Bloody & Fang Suzuki. Gimmicky brawl with lots of interference, mainly from Saya. A bit tedious, but the moves and execution were better thn you'd think. Lioness was excellent and Bloody was were really good. As you'd expect, they got little support, but Lioness still got a lot of mileage out of the match. Actually, the match went too long. **3/4
Triple Trouble Scramble: Obatchi Iizuka vs. Hiroyo Muto vs. Sachie Abe. This was some kind of awful. Obatchi did some of the lamest kicks ever, but mainly just showed off if that's the word for it. Really deliberate match. -*
Kickboxing 3 Minutes 3 Rounds: Yoko Takahashi vs. Tomomi Kaze. Takahashi didn't use her height and reach advantage. Kaze bloodied her nose quickly. Adequate.
Jd' Junior Senshukenjiai: Megumi Yabushita vs. Yuki Miyazaki. Miyazaki was quite impressive here, showing more offense than I knew she possessed. She did a lot of flying including a swandive planch and moonsault attack from the center of the ropes. Yabushita focused on submissions, working over Miyazaki's knee to soften it up. Some nice transitions here. Not a perfectly executed match, but a fun one to watch. ***
Prelude Of Explosion: Lioness Asuka & Morimatsu vs. Dynamite Kansai & Kana Mizaki. A disappointment. Kana was a bit sloppy and didn't hit hard. Kansai was Dynasaur even working against Lioness two years ago. Lioness was good but she wasn't able to raise the level of the opposition like she usually is. Kana tried, but it just didn't click. The highlight was Lioness putting Kansai through a table with a diving footstomp to the floor. *3/4
TWF Sekai Tag Senshukenjiai: Cooga & Sumie Sakai vs. The Bloody & Fang Suzuki. Always an interesting match, but never that great. Sakai was the most impressive. She took a lot of bumps and did some nice spots. Fang was pretty good offensively. She bled. Bloody didn't make her presence felt as much as usual. **1/2
THE ULTIMATUM: Yuko Kosugi vs. Shark Tsuchiya. Shark dominated the entire match, using her weapons to cut Kosugi up. Somehow Kosugi got a lucky flash pin off an elbow, but it's the kind of win that does nothing for you. *
KAZUKI vs. Miyuki Fukushima
Shark Tsuchiya vs. Hiroyo Muto
Morimatsu vs. Saya Endo
Kakutogi: Megumi Yabushita vs. Momoe Nakanishi
TWF Sekai Tag Senshukenjiai: Cooga & Sumie Sakai vs. The Bloody & Fang Suzuki
TWF Sekai Single Senshukenjiai: Lioness Asuka vs. Yuko Kosugi
Miyuki Fukushima vs. Hiroyo Muto. Muto carried this since she has more experience. It was really basic. They didn't really screw anything up, but the wrestling was dull and deliberate. 1/2*
Megumi Yabushita vs. Tomoka Isozaki (AJW). Isozaki was way out of her league. Instead of Yabushita pulling her up, Isozaki dragged her down. They didn't really do anything, no real sequences and very few chances were taken. *1/4
KAZUKI vs. Fang Suzuki. KAZUKI is Kazuko Fujiwara with colored hair and some make up. Fang is some despicable looking butch thing whose teeth are as horrendous as her wrestling. Fang actually wasn't as bad as usual though. She actually carried a match, and it wasn't even horrible. I didn't know if I'd ever be able to write that. Fang has also added a crucifix roll and a rolling senton to help bolster her weak arsenal. Morimatsu helped KAZUKI out, but that still wasn't enough to defeat the vaunted vampire. *1/4
AWF Sekai Joshi Senshukenjiai: Yuko Kosugi vs. The Bloody. 30 minutes is really too long for these two to be wrestling each other, but they did a better job than I expected. The pacing was slow because they were going so long, and it never really kicked into high gear (although the last 6 minutes were the best), but it was a solid, fairly well built match. They proved that they have the ability and the confidence in themselves to pull a tough task like this off. They definitely did a better job of putting over the toll of the match than Satomura & Kato did in their 30 minute match from 8/23/98. In spite of some lulls in the action and an overall lack of dynamics that would help take this to the next level, it was an impressive match. ***1/4
Lioness Asuka & Mima Shimoda & Morimatsu vs. Cooga & Megumi Yabushita & Sumie Sakai. Lioness working with Yabushita & Sakai is definitely something to look forward to. The problem is getting them to the level where they can have a chance, even a slim one, of beating her. This problem has been looming over Jd' since Jaguar announced she was retiring, and a year later, they still haven't really done anything to amend it. The addition of Shimoda really helped the match because each side had two strong workers to make up for the stiffs known as Cooga & Morimatsu. The match itself was kind of chaotic in a good way, with the heels doing a lot of double and triple teaming as well as using weapons. Sakai was highly impressive, as always. Even though the outcome was never in doubt, Asuka vs. Sakai and Yabushita made it a good match. ***
WWWA Sekai Super Lightkyu Senshukenjiai: Momoe Nakanishi (AJW) vs. Sumie Sakai
AWF Sekai Joshi Senshukenjiai: Yuko Kosugi vs. Megumi Yabushita. Yabushita wins title.
Clips of undercard matches
TWF & WWWA Sekai Joshi Ryo (two) Senshukenjiai: Lioness Asuka vs. Kyoko Inoue. Read Review. ****
Miyuki Fukushima vs. Yoshimi Shioya
Sachie Abe vs. Kayo Noumi
Cooga & Hiroyo Muto vs. Morimatsu & KAZUKI
WWWA Sekai Super Lightweight Title Match: Momoe Nakanishi vs. Sumie Sakai
The Bloody & Saya Endo & Fang Suzuki vs. Misae Genki & Yoshiko Tamura & Tanny Mouse
AWF World Women's Title Match: Yuko Kosugi vs. Megumi Yabushita. Yabushita wins title.
TWF & WWWA World Women's Double Title Match: Lioness Asuka vs. Kyoko Inoue. Read Review. ****
Sachie Abe & Hiroyo Muto vs. Morimatsu & KAZUKI
Cooga vs. Saya Endo
Obatchi Iizuka vs. Lioness Asuka
TWF Sekai Tag Senshukenjiai: The Bloody & Fang Suzuki vs. Megumi Yabushita & Sumie Sakai
Kanaami No Rope Yushitessen Death Match: Shark Tsuchiya vs. Yuko Kosugi
Sumie Sakai vs. Harumi Torii. Torii's debut match.
Cooga & Ran Maru vs. Saya Endo & Fang Suzuki
Yuko Kosugi & Sachie Abe vs. Sumie Sakai & Hiroyo Muto
Dynamite Kansai & Kayoko Haruyama vs. Morimatsu & KAZUKI
AWF Sekai Joshi Senshukenjiai: Megumi Yabushita vs. The Bloody. Bloody wins title
10/9/99 Osaka NGK Hall
TWF Sekai Tag Senshuken: The Bloody & Fang Suzuki vs. Megumi Yabushita & Sumie Sakai. Yabushita & Sakai win titles.
KAZUKI vs. Ranmaru. Ranmaru is sloppy right now, but her super hero kind of gimmick is cool and she's got potential as a flyer. 2:23 shown.
Cooga & Sachie Abe vs. Saya Endo & Fang Suzuki. No one looked good. 3:09 shown.
Kyoko Inoue vs. Hiroyo Muto. Muto was ridiculously overmatched. Beyond that, Muto didn't look good because she's a power wrestler, but Kyoko is too damn big for her to lift. Kyoko was unselfish here because she let Muto hang around a lot longer than she should have, and Muto did get to kick out of a few lariats and make a comeback. It just didn't work because you can't get Muto over when the matchup forces her to go totally out of her element offensively. *1/2
Megumi Yabushita vs. Sumie Sakai. Lots of nice moves, and constant counters. These two work really well together and, although it was a bit on the short side, this was a really good match while it lasted. ***1/4
Dynamite Kansai & Kayoko Haruyama vs. Lioness Asuka & Morimatsu. Lioness wrestled most of the match because Morimatsu is a stiff. Kansai & Haruyama were both motivated, and there wrestling was better than normal because Lioness is top notch opposition. Still, even though Lioness was doing a good job of carrying her, it was really apparent how much Kansai's skills have deteriorated. **
AWF Sekai Joshi Senshukenjiai: The Bloody vs. Yuko Kosugi. This had the same basic level of work as usual, actually it was slightly better, but mainly it was a smarter match. There was more build and more of a reason for things to be happening. This match flowed really well because the spots and counters logically set up the next move. Bloody invented a new diving footstomp where Kosugi was draped across two folding chairs that were set up so someone could sit in them. She also invented a new version of the Dragon suplex where she puts her hands on top of her opponents shoulders instead of locking a full nelson. The drawback was that Bloody was too dominant, but this is the best match the four (Bloody, Kosugi, Sakai, or Yabushita) have had without a veteran involved. ***3/4
Yuki Lee Retirement
Sachie Abe vs. Obatchi Iizuka. The "highlight" is Obatchi coming out dressed like a Christmas tree. Obatchi just clowns around. She keeps grabbing Abe's breasts. 1/2*
Hiroyo Muto vs. Fang Suzuki. The execution was good, bu they don't have very difficult or interesting spots. *1/4
Megumi Yabushita vs. Ran Maru. All action with Maru showing a lot of potential. The match was really short though since Maru is so inexperienced. *1/2
Cooga & Yuko Kosugi & Sumie Sakai vs. Lioness Asuka & Morimatsu & KAZUKI. Short match with good action. Lioness put on a good show, but she didn't get the help she needed from Kosugi or Sakai to make up for the other three not being very good. **1/4
AWF Sekai Joshi Senshukenjiai: The Bloody vs. Yoshiko Tamura. Bloody is trying to wrestle smarter. They didn't do as many spots, but the match had more direction. Still, the moves are basically what made the match because the early portion was somewhat dull and basically meaningless. ***1/4
12/7/99 Tokyo Kitazawa Town Hall: Cooga & Yuka Kosugi & Sumie Sakai vs. Lioness Asuka & Morimatsu & KAZUKI. Clip
Megumi Yabushita vs. Yuko Kosugi. This was a fun little match, but they were off when it came to their setup and sequences and it was also kind of short. Yabushita did a cool swandive tope con hilo into the ring, but for whatever reason she wasn't able to bridge properly on her suplexes that go right into pins like the Yabuhebigatame. **
Sachie Abe & Obatchi Iizuka vs. Hiroyo Muto & Ranmaru. Obatchi actually did a sky twister press. 2:57 shown
Saya Endo vs. KAZUKI. 2:43 shown
Crusher Maedomari & Morimatsu vs. The Bloody & Fang Suzuki. Bloody looked good when she was in, but it wasn't her match as she really got no offense in. Morimatsu was passable, but the other two stiffs offered nothing. 4:37 shown
Sumie Sakai vs. Nanae Takahashi. Sakai got a better match out of Nanae than most everyone that wrestles her all the time. Takahashi still looked pathetic whenever she had the chance to, and managed to take the match down several notches with her screw ups and sloppiness. Sakai looked about as good as she ever has as a worker, doing everything really fast and making it seem so natural. Still, even though she kept the sequences to a minimum, what can you do when your opponent is slipping off the rope when you try to Frankensteiner her off the top, causing a scary landing for both wrestlers? **1/4
TWF Sekai Single Senshukenjiai: Lioness Asuka vs. Cooga. Lioness did a very good job of carrying this. She sold enough that Cooga would have been somewhat credible if her offense looked good. The problem with Cooga is that her offense never looks good. She does good moves, but they just lack the impact to be impressive, especially when compared to Lioness' offense which is all perfectly executed high impact manuevers. It was the typical all action Lioness big match though, which is a good thing. Although Cooga prevented it from reaching the usual level, it was better than anyone else could do with Cooga. Cooga unmasked after the match and retired. It's ironic that her last singles match in Jd' was also practically her best. ***1/4
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