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ICE RIBBON 37 DVD 1/14/09 Ichigaya Ice Box
-1hr 15min. Q=Master

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ICE RIBBON 32 DVD 1/18/09 Tokyo Kitazawa Town Hall
-1hr 45min. Q=Perfect

Tanny Mouse vs. Miyako Matsumoto

Kazumi Shimouma & Hamko Hashi vs. Haruna Akagi & Minami Hikari

Yoshiko Tamura & Yuki Ueda vs. Minari Makiba & Chii Tomiya

Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Yoshiko Koga

Emi Sakura & Aiko Ando vs. Fuka & Riho

ICEx60 Title Match: Seina vs. Kyoko Ichiki

Aoi Kidzuki & Makoto vs. Hikari Shida & Tsukasa Fujimoto

ICE RIBBON 38 DVD 2/1/09 Isami Wrestle Budokan
-55min. Q=Master

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ICE RIBBON 39 DVD 2/3/09 Isami Wrestle Budokan
-1hr. Q=Master

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ICE RIBBON Women's Pro-Wrestling Itabashi Spring Festival 5/4/09 Itabashi Green Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=Perfect

Hikaru Shida vs. Chii Tomiya 5:55

Seina vs. Minami Hikari 6:07

Kazumi Shimouma & Haruna Akagi vs. Tsukasa Fujimoto & Miyako Matsumoto 10:48. Fast-paced action match. Fujimoto was a real spark plug here, constantly pushing the pace. She did a good mat sequence with Akagi and a pretty decent strike exchange with Shimouma in addition to delivering her athletic action. Akagi did a good job as well, being the primary factor behind the match actually having some intensity. Matsumoto's wrestling was fine, but her ballerina posing before her body press was much ado about nothing. **1/2

CHANGO & Yuki Sato vs. Masa Takanashi & Satoshi Kajiwara 8:25

Yumiko Hotta vs. Hamuko Hoshi 4:05

ICEx60 Single Title Match: Kyoko Ichiki vs. Makoto 9:05

Emi Sakura & Kaori Yoneyama vs. Minori Makiba & Yuka Ishino 17:11. Fast paced, energetic, stiff match with veterans Sakura & Yoneyama working hard. Sakura has gotten back into shape and was able to push the pace, as well as hit a decent 450 splash at the finish. The match was somewhat simplistic, but they were able to do anything they wanted without missing a beat. Makiba was fine and provided much of the offense for her team, but it was mainly Ishino that was carrying the load. Ishino showed a good dropkick, but was mainly taking a big beating. **3/4

ICE RIBBON 83 5/17/09 Ice Ribbon Dojo
& ICE RIBBON 84 5/20/09 Ice Ribbon Dojo
-1hr 45min. Q=Perfect

5/17/09

Hamuko Hoshi vs. Chii Tomiya 6:45

Kazumi Shimouma vs. Miyako Matsumoto 6:34

Takeshi Minaminno & Masa Takanashi vs. Yuki Sato & Hiroyuki Abe 11:37

Emi Sakura & Natsuki*Taiyo vs. Makoto & Minori Makiba 16:52. A one woman show from Taiyo, who pretty much wrestled circles around everyone. Everything she did looked impressive, a nice mix of quickness and precision, even in spite of the opposition. The key difference between Taiyo & Makoto can pretty much be summed up by the fact that Taiyo can use her speed to generate force, while Makoto could run sprints all day without being able to running or jumping kick her way through a paper bag. She was pretty bad offensively, and was decidedly hurting the match. Makiba isn't dynamic, but at least she's competent and reliable. Sakura was fine when she was in, but the match was better for her allowing Taiyo to dominate. **1/2

5/20/09

Makoto vs. Chii Tomiya 7:03

KAZMA vs. Satoshi Kajiwara 6:29

Takeshi Minamino & Masa Takanashi vs. Munenori Sawa & Zhao Yun Shiryu 15:00

Emi Sakura & Kaori Yoneyama vs. Natsuki*Taiyo & Hamuko Hoshi 12:24. A better matchup on paper than the 5/17/09 main event, but not nearly as good a match. It was shorter and lighthearted at the outset, but the main difference was Taiyo wasn't nearly as good because she didn't have to be. Yoneyama was a nice addition though, and did some good things with Taiyo, though it was never at the level you felt they were capable of. Hoshi mainly threw her body around, but was able to hang with the veterans even if she didn't help the match in any way. Sakura & Yoneyama did consecutive moonsaults to put her away. **

ICE RIBBON 97 7/4/09 Ice Ribbon Dojo
& ICE RIBBON 98 7/8/09 Ice Ribbon Dojo
-2hr. Q=Perfect

7/4/09

Seina vs. Hikari Minami 7:58

Road to Ice 100: Kazuhiro Tamura vs. Satoshi Kajiwara 7:36

Kyoko Ichiki & Riho vs. Makoto & Chii Tomiya 11:43

Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Kazumi Shimouma 10:14. Fast-paced back and forth match. Fujimoto had her moments, but Shimouma isn't exactly dynamic and didn't give her a lot of help. They did keep countering each other, but the cooperation was a bit deliberate. The slap exchange was pretty wicked though. *3/4

7/8/09

Kyoko Ichiki vs. Chii Tomiya 7:58

Natsuki*Taiyo & Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Kaori Yoneyama & Hikaru Shida 9:17. Entertaining sprint. They paired Taiyo with Yoneyama & Fujimoto with Shida. Taiyo made Yoneyama look like a fool, constantly evading her. Taiyo didn't make much contact the entire match, but displayed great quickness and ahleticism in avoiding doing so. Yoneyama & Fujimoto were good, but Shida was a real weak link and helped botch the finish. **

Road to Ice 100: Satoshi Kajiwara vs. Daisuke 10:00

Nanae Takahashi & Emi Sakura vs. Kana & Makoto 17:56. Makoto was motivated for the big match against the veterans and gave an energetic performance. She really overachieved, and was actually the life of the match. Unfortunately, Kana & Takahashi underachieved, so the match wound up being nothing special. It was always decent and executed well enough, but Makoto was the only one really trying anything. Thankfully she was on. **

ICE RIBBON ICE RIBBON Korakuen Hall Rally Ice's Adventures in Wonderland DVD 8/23/09 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2 1/2hr. Q=Perfect. 1DVD

Fresh Opening Fight: Makoto & Seina vs. Mai Ichii & Chii Tomiya 7:42

Rival Story: Minoru Makiba vs. Yukari Ishino 5:22

Rival Story 2: Yuko Miyamoto & Chairman Ramu vs. Yuki Sato & Riho 9:38

Mika Nagano Puroresu Debut, Fighting Beauty Team vs. Weed Gals: Fuka & Hikari Shida & Mika Nagano vs. Kazumi Shimouma & Hamuko Hoshi & Haruma Akagi 10:43. Good energetic fun. Mostly striking, but very fast-paced and action oriented. Fuka worked most of the way, and did a good job of facilitating the action while showing off her flashy kicks. The match was best with her against Akagi, as they were laying into each other. Shimouma was also good, providing some diversity as she was involved in most of the power and flying moves. Nagano stuck to her MMA offense, looking super comfortable to the point she actually executed better than anyone in the match. **1/2

Powerful Showdown: Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Emi Fujino 7:03

Cryptid's Adventures in Wonderland: Toshie Uematsu & Bigfoot vs. Aika Ando & Miyako Matsumoto & Death Worm 10:37

High-speed Whirlwind Calamity: Kaori Yoneyama & Io Shirai vs. Natsuki*Taiyo & Tsukasa Fujimoto 10:45. Hot junior style spring that's the best action I've seen from ICE RIBBON. Taiyo is one of the very best movers in the history of joshi; just a great mix of speed and body control. She has great chemistry with Yoneyama, but Shirai was the major wrestler in the match. She was a nice counterpart to the athleticism of Taiyo & Fujimoto, being a solid base for their flying who also eclipsed them offensively with her quebrada, running shooting star press, and moonsault. Fujimoto looked great considering she was returning from a broken leg the previous month, moving as well as ever and showcasing her neat arsenal of climb up moves. It was a short match, but everyone was on fire and they packed as much action as they could into the time they had. ***1/2

ICEx60 Single Title Match: Kyoko Ichiki vs. Makoto 13:09. A smart match that's all about getting as much support for young star Makoto in her big title win. Makoto blitzes Ichiki with her jumping kicks, but gets punked most of the way once Ichiki gains control. Ichiki does her usual flying moves, but also disrespects Makoto at every turn, walking on her head and posing on her back. Ichiki really does a good job of carrying the match and playing her roll. The offense isn't great, but as is typical of ICE RIBBON they are very energetic and there's never a dull moment. Makoto has improved her arsenal, completing the comeback with a moonsault and a raging star suplex. **1/4

Nanae Takahashi vs. Emi Sakura 18:09. All the girls were at ringside to cheer on their senpai in her quest to defeat favorite Takahashi in two straight singles matches. Their 5/3/09 Passion Red match where Emi won the NEO double title was flukish as Takahashi was accidentally KO'd taking the sunset flip powerbomb, but I think with this match the result wasn't so important as simply showing the Korakuen Hall audience what ICE RIBBON was all about in their first ever event in the puroresu haven. And in that regard, it certainly succeeded, as it was a big effort with a lot of positive energy. Wrestling wise, it was more a traditional big joshi match of the sort you might have found in AJW. The early portion was a bit hit and miss for me as Emi used every variation of the body press including brawling through the rafters and doing a high cross body from 2 inches away to knock Takahashi into the chairs. Early on her style was looking like one more suited to her younger, more athletic wrestlers, but she picked it up big time in the later stages with her nyan nyan press (firebird splash), turning moonsault, and exchanging la magistrals. Takahashi's offense was looking a lot better as everything had good impact. She was on, but she didn't own the match because she was going over and mainly because it was supposed to be about Emi. The match picked up when Emi started playing off of Takahashi's offense, a good role for the underdog anyway, countering into submissions. The second half was quite good, and definitely felt like a big match. ***

ICE RIBBON 118 Women's Pro-Wrestling Itabashi Autumn Festival 9/21/09 Itabashi Green Hall
-1hr 25min. Q=Perfect

Hikari Minami & Seina vs. Hikaru Shida & Tsukasa Fujimoto 8:42

Kazumi Shimouma vs. Emi Fujino 5:07

Command Bolshoi & Chii Tomiya vs. Haruna Akagi & Hamuko Hoshi 9:14

Miyako Matsumoto vs. Death Worm 5:28

ICEx60 Title Match: Makoto vs. Mai Ichii 10:41. They did Ichii's mat style for the first half then the typical ICE RIBBON fast-paced action in the second. It was kind of like two separate matches, and the transition from one to the other was rather crude, but both were decent for what they were. **

International ICE RIBBON Tag Title Match: Nanae Takahashi & Minori Makiba vs. Emi Sakura & Kaori Yoneyama 16:43. Hyper paced all action match with another big effort from Emi & Nanae. More of a fun and frentic junior style match with someone always charging or jumping at the opposition than their higher impact and more intense singles match from 8/23/09, but pretty much just as good in it's own way. Makiba didn't have too much involvement, and even Yoneyama, who was good, clearly took a secondary role to the continuing Sakura vs. Takahashi rivalry. Those two were certainly regularly involved, but Makiba was used more in double teams and had shorter stints to keep her from being exposed. ***

Battle Royal 9:56

ICE RIBBON Kitazawa Town Hall Show 10/12/09 Tokyo
-1hr 35min. Q=Perfect

Hikari Minami & Mai Ichii vs. Hikaru Shida & Tsukasa Fujimoto 7:02

U-18 Battle: Minori Makiba vs. Chii Yomiya 4:52

Beautiful Sisters vs. Weed Girls: Mio Shirai & Io Shirai vs. Hamuko Hoshi & Haruna Akagi 12:01

Miyako Matsumoto & Aiko Ando & Masa Takahashi vs. Tanny Mouse & Riho & Zhao Yun Shiryu 11:29

Setagaya star Kirameke: Kaori Yoneyama vs. Kazumi Shimouma 14:25

ICEx60 Title Match: Makoto vs. Emi Sakura 16:50. Sakura carried Makoto to her best match. Emi's presence allowed it to be a lot longer and more developed than the typical Makoto match. You knew Emi would win, but they played pretty even with both countering regularly and Makoto showing her entire move set. I felt like Makoto definitely gained credibility despite losing. **3/4

ICE RIBBON #135 Osaka Ribbon DVD 11/23/09 Osaka Minami Move On Arena
-1hr 35min. Q=Perfect

Fresh! Opening Fight: Minori Makiba vs. Hikari Minami 8:00

Bakuso Miniature Tags: Chii Tomiya vs. Haruna Akagi 6:42

Fake Ace: Riho vs. Miyako Matsumoto 7:08

Fuka & Makoto vs. Nanae Takahashi & Mai Ichii 13:35. Decent match, mostly for Takahashi. It wasn't their best stuff, but they still outworked most midcard stuff and did something worthwhile. Neither Fuka nor Makoto was really stiff enough to be credible against her, but Takahashi kept it together anyway and everyone had their moments. Ichii didn't get to wrestle on the mat, so she wasn't at her most confident, but she had a few sweet kicks. **

Three Count Osaka Memorial Exhibition Match: Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Hikari Shida 13:30. Shida made me take notice of her here. She is methodical, but that seems to make her better because it's like she's taking the time to be precise and punishing. Fujimoto was certainly more dynamic, but Shida was able to make up for it by executing more crisply and forcefully. They did some good speed vs. power stuff, but Tsukasa was concentrating much of her efforts on kicking. That wasn't necessarily a good thing, in fact several of her kicks to the back of a sitting Shida were below average, but overall the match worked pretty well. **1/2

International Ribbon Tag Title Match: Emi Sakura & Kaori Yoneyama vs. Kazumi Shimouma & Hamuko Hoshi 17:40. Felt more like an undercard comedy match than a big tag title match. Hoshi didn't belong in the first place, and just clowned around the whole time. Shimouma wasn't that good early, but picked it up as the match progressed, and her finishing sequence with Sakura was genuinely good. Yoneyama was fine, but never seemed that into it and didn't really get or give herself a chance to shine. *1/2

Battle Royal 12:42

ICE RIBBON 137 DVD 11/28/09 Isami Wrestle Arena
-1hr 10min. Q=Perfect

Minori Makiba & Hikaru Shida vs. Mai Ichii & Chii Tomiya 13:40

Kazumi Shimouma vs. Makoto 9:48

Triangle Ribbon Title Match: Riho vs. Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Nanae Takahashi 8:18

Azumi Hyuga vs. Emi Sakura 18:03

ICE RIBBON 138 DVD 12/5/09 Isami Wrestle Arena
& ICE RIBBON 139 DVD 12/11/09 Isami Wrestle Arena
-2hr. Q=Master

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