February 17

    Shinobu Kandori
  • Full lineup for All Japan Women on February 28 at the Ota Ward Gym, Tokyo is going to be:
    • Miyuki Fuji vs. the winner of the New Person tournament happening on February 25.
    • Tomoko Watanabe vs. Nanae Takahashi for the All Pacific title. Watanabe should keep the title here.
    • Kayo Noumi and Miho Wakizawa vs. Eagle Sawai and Takako Inoue. This follows on from the singles match between Wakizawa and Eagle back in January. I expect Wakizawa will lose again.
    • Momoe Nakanishi, Manami Toyota and Kaoru Ito vs. Kumiko Maekawa, Etsuko Mita and Mima Shimoda. Maekawa's team will probably win this because Nakanishi is by far the lowest ranked person in the match and doesn't seem to have much purpose in being there beyond the obvious.
    • Shinobu Kandori vs. Yumiko Hotta. This is described as "Legend of Martial Arts". Presumably it will be a shoot style match. Hotta will probably win here as she has lost to Kandori quite a few times.

  • AJW on February 25 at Korakuen Hall will have Mika Nishio vs. Terashita; Kayo Noumi vs. Chaparrita ASARI; Miyuki Fuji vs. Manami Toyota; Takako Inoue vs. Miho Wakizawa; and an elimination tag match with Nakanishi, Takahashi, Ito and Watanabe vs. Shimoda, Mita, Maekawa and Hotta. No way Hotta is going to be losing in this match as she is main eventing their first major show of the year in the same city three days later.

  • The Bloody's mother died of a heart attack on February 12.

  • Jd' on February 12 at the Jd' Dojo has The Bloody and Sumie Sakai vs. Ran Maru and Tsuki Maru; Megumi Yabushita and Fang Suzuki vs. Riyudo Tori, Obacchi Iizuka, Chiaki Nishi and Chitoshi Yamamoto in a handicap match; and also a mini tournament with SAYA vs. Kuro Maru and Drake Morimatsu vs. KAZUKI.

  • Sakura Hirota used the worst move in wrestling, the Stinkface on February 2 against The Bloody. At the same show Dynamite Kansai actually did a top rope dropkick on Lioness Asuka

  • Aja Kong and Miyuki Ryu "quit" ARSION on February 12 at Korakuen Hall. Kong was supposed to be teaming with Mariko Yoshida in a Twin Star of ARSION match. Yoshida ended up getting beaten in only 5:59. Ryu had worked a match early in the show losing to Michiko Ohmukai in 1:07. Should be interesting to see where they go with this.

  • GAEA are heavily pushing a rivalry between Mayumi Ozaki and Meiko Satomura so presumably those two will have a title match at the April major show.

  • Complete ARSION Volume 6 is now available on tape covering events in the promotion from the second half of last year.

  • ARSION on February 25 at Differ Ariake is going to include:
    • Mariko Yoshida vs. AKINO
    • Mari Apache and Fabi Apache vs. Azumi Hyuga and Ayako Hamada
    • Aja Kong vs. Miyuki Ryu. Presumably this match won't be happening as supposedly neither woman works for the promotion anymore.
    • Yu Yamagata vs. Ai Fujita
    • And in the opener Mima Shimoda, Etsuko Mita, Bionic J, Michiko Ohmukai and Yumi Fukawa vs. Rie Tamada, GAMI, PIKO, PIKA and Rena Takase


    February 3

  • The next GAEA TV show on GAORA airs on February 6 with matches from January 14 at Korakuen Hall, January 20 at Act City, Hamamatsu and January 21 from Stella Hall.

  • Jd' have renamed the group of Fang Suzuki, The Bloody, Megumi Yabushita and Sumie Sakai to "ID4".

  • Some stuff to mention about the AJW January 21 Differ Ariake event. The undercard match with Miho Wakizawa vs. Eagle Sawai was more competitive than it sounded on paper, although Wakizawa was helped out a little by Kayo Noumi. Wakizawa actually managed to german suplex Sawai which is pretty surprising considering Sawai's size and Wakizawa's lack of size. Following the match Wakizawa got on the mic and challenged Eagle to a tag match on February 28 at the AJW-LLPW joint show. Manami Toyota spat water at one of Black Joker's seconds during her tag match.

  • Just to make it clear that the result was a fluke, Dynamite Kansai beat up Meiko Satomura and left her laying after jobbing to her in tag on January 21.

  • ARSION on February 10 has GAMI and Rie Tamada vs. PIKO and PIKA (Linda Starr); AKINO defends the Sky High belt against Ai Fujita; Miyuki Ryu vs. Etsuko Mita; Fabi Apache vs. Bionic J and Yu Yamagata vs. Rena Takase.

  • ARSION are at the Kawasaki City Gym on April 21 for an event called "ARSION Premium Star Wars".

  • ARSION on February 9 has Hamada, Kong and Ryu vs. Mita, J and Ohmukai; AKINO and Fujita vs. GAMI and Tamada; Yoshida and Fabi vs. PIKO and PIKA; Hyuga vs. Takase; and Mari vs. Yamagata.

  • Jd' have new wrestler auditions coming up on February 25.


    February 2

    Tomoko Watanabe
  • All Japan Women at Korakuen Hall on February 25 will have an elimination tag team main event with Kaoru Ito, Tomoko Watanabe, Momoe Nakanishi and Nanae Takahashi vs. Yumiko Hotta, Etsuko Mita, Kumiko Maekawa and Mima Shimoda.

  • GAEA on February 2 will have Chigusa Nagayo, Chikayo Nagashima and Meiko Satomura vs. Akira Hokuto, Mayumi Ozaki and Devil Masami; KAORU vs. Sugar Sato; Dynamite Kansai and Toshiyo Yamada vs. Lioness Asuka and Sonoko Kato; Toshie Uematsu vs. Saika Takeuchi.

    On February 11 at ZEPP Sendai matches will be Nagayo, Satomura and Kato vs. Ozaki, Devil and Yamada; Kansai vs. Nagashima; Hokuto and KAORU vs. Asuka and Sato; Hirota vs. Uematsu and Takeuchi vs. Kato.

  • Jd' are at Korakuen Hall on February 10. Main event is Sachie Abe vs. Fang Suzuki and there will also be a TWF Tag Team title defence with Masked Angel's Fleia and Rosetta vs. two members of the Super Terrors as well as Sumie Sakai vs. Hiroyo Muto, Ran Maru and Miwa Maruyama in a three on one handicap match. Matches announced so far for the 11 Osaka event are Kuro Maru and KAZUKI vs. SAYA and Drake Morimatsu; and Sumie Sakai and Fang Suzuki vs. Megumi Yabushita and The Bloody.

  • NEO on February 11 will have Yoshiko Tamura vs. Mima Shimoda for the NWA Pacific and NEO titles. Tamura should retain the title as Shimoda doesn't work much for the promotion. Kyoko Inoue and a mystery partner vs. Misae Genki and Junko Yagi and Tanny Mouse vs. Yuki Miyazaki in a Scramble Bunkhouse Death Match. On March 7 Yuka Shiina will return to action. Shiina has been sidelined with injuries for more than two years.

  • The main event of ARSION's February 13 Anniversary show will be Azumi Hyuga vs. Ayako Hamada for the Queen of ARSION. I doubt the title will change hands here. Other matches are Miyuki Ryu vs. Michiko Ohmukai and a P*MIX mixed match with Mr Cacao, Chaparrita ASARI and AKINO vs. the Apache family.

  • Despite the fact that the faction no longer exists, an Oz Academy show is scheduled for February 18 at SHIBUYA-AX using mostly GAEA wrestlers. Main event is a six woman tag with Mayumi Ozaki, Dynamite Kansai and Chikayo Nagashima vs. Chigusa Nagayo, Aja Kong and The Bloody. As this is an Oz show, Ozaki's team will probably go over here. Other matches are Chikayo Nagashima and Carlos Amano vs. Meiko Satomura and Sumie Sakai of Jd'; Kyoko Inoue vs. Sugar Sato; and Carlos Amano and Akira Hokuto vs. Devil Masami and Lioness Asuka.

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