March 31

    KAORU
  • The next Oz Academy show will be on April 16 at ZEPP Tokyo. Lineup announced so far is:
    • Chikayo Nagashima vs. Aja Kong. These two met at a previous Oz Academy show, and had a very good match. The only problem here is that Aja is very big and Chikayo is very small, so the size difference could kill the match if it isn't worked properly.
    • Kaori Nakayama and Sakura Hirota meet once again. Even though they have worked together extensively at GAEA shows, neither woman is any good and the match will be poor.
    • Sugar Sato battles KAORU under Bunkhouse rules. Another poor match.
    • Semi final is a tag match with Carlos Amano and Mayumi Ozaki vs. Chigusa Nagayo and Dynamite Kansai. If everyone choses to work and it lasts more than ten minutes, this might be very good.
    • Main event has the entire Oz Academy taking on Nagayo, Kansai, Hirota, Kong and KAORU. Hirota in a main event? On paper this sounds like the regular multi woman tag matches you get in GAEA. All action, but too short to amount to anything. Whoever loses the semi final will win this one.

  • ARSION have posted a map on their web site showing people how to get to the Kawasaki City Gym - too bad they haven't gone out of their way to tell the fans what matches they will see on April 7.


    March 26

    Etsuko Mita
  • The group in ARSION consisting of Mima Shimoda, Etsuko Mita, Yumi Fukawa and Michiko Ohmukai has been named "VIP". At the March 15 Korakuen show they apparently announced they would be adding an "international member", presumably they were referring to Bionic J who has teamed with them recently. VIP stands for Visual Vogue, International Impact, Poisonous Passion.

  • JWP's May tour is entitled "Very Smart".

  • Sumie Sakai has a broken leg and will be sidelined for a little longer. She appeared in a wheelchair at the March 7 event and presumably won't be back for a while.

  • Even with the Crush Gals reunion, Lioness Asuka's Dead or Alive is far from dead as DOA t-shirts are now on sale.

  • Battlarts ran a mixed tag match yesterday that saw Mach Junji and Shinobu Kandori defeat Takeshi Ohno and KAW*KAW in 12:54 when Junji used the Kandori Special to pin KAW*KAW.


    March 22

    Kyoko Inoue
  • Kyoko Inoue is promoting a women's NHB show on December 5 at Budokan Hall, Tokyo. Entitled "ReMix WORLD CUP 2000", the show will feature an eight woman elimination shoot tournament. Fighters named so far include Erin Tocel, a 22 year old that trains at the California Gracie Academy, former LLPW pro wrestler and Judo star Junko Yagi, as well as Inoue herself, who has absolutely no background in shooting and was destroyed quickly in a mixed shoot match against a (smaller) male kickboxer in 1998. Amateur wrestler Kyoko Hamaguchi may also be a part of the tournament.

  • Battlarts on at Teisen Hall, Sapporo, Hokkaido will have a mixed tag team match with Takeshi Ohno and KAWKAW taking on Shinobu Kandori and a mystery partner.

  • AJW and JWP collaborate on April 9 at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo. Main match is entitled The New Dimension Eight Queens tag team match with Dynamite Kansai, Azumi Hyuga, Ran YuYu and Commando Bolshoi of JWP taking on AJW's team of Yumiko Hotta, Kaoru Ito, Nanae Takahashi and Miho Wakizawa. Also on this show are a trio of two count matches, pitting Kayoko Haruyama vs. Manami Toyota; Carlos Amano vs. Kana Misaki; and Acute Sae vs. Tsubasa Kuragaki.

  • All Japan Women at the Fukui City Gym today was a pretty standard show with Toyota, Hotta and Takako working singles matches against junior level competition, and The ZAPs over Kumiko Maekawa and Nanae Takahashi in the main event.
    March 22 AJW Results


    March 21

    Mayumi Ozaki
  • GAEA ran a double show at IMP Hall, Osaka yesterday. The aim of these shows was clearly to build up the heels in preparation for the anniversary show at the Ariake Coliseum in May.

    The afternoon session main event saw Mayumi Ozaki pin Chigusa Nagayo clean with a Uraken in 6:48, and in the evening Lioness Asuka jobbed to Devil Masami in a tag match pitting Asuka and KAORU against Devil and Ozaki.
    March 20 GAEA Results

  • Ran YuYu may be defending the JWP Open Weight title against AJW All Pacific title holder Azumi Hyuga in a double titles match at some point in the future. Whoever came up with this idea must either be an AJW employee looking to bury JWP, or a brainless JWP employee. If JWP's top title was merged with AJW's secondary belt it would be greatly devalued.

  • Aja Kong and Mariko Yoshida will defend the Twin Star of ARSION on April 7 at the Kawasaki City Gym.

  • LLPW are at Itabashi Sanbun Hall, Tokyo on March 31. Lineup for this show will be:
    • Umako Oga vs. Sayuri Okino. This is Oga's debut and will therefore be very basic.
    • Aya Koyama vs. Crusher Maedomari. Koyama has less than no credibility, and some goof at LLPW thinks Crusher is worth booking and pushing. Crusher wins this.
    • Noriyo Tateno and Miho Watabe vs. Rumi Kazama and Shark Tsuchiya. LLPW also think Shark is worth pushing. The heels go over with Watabe doing the job.
    • Shinobu Kandori vs. Keiko Aono. LLPW has pushed Aono a little in recent months. Kandori will win this, but obviously the hope is that Aono will get over by showing fighting spirit against Mr. Joshi Puroresu.
    • Harley Saito and Mizuki Endo vs. Eagle Sawai and Carol Midori. Either team could win, might be a decent match if Eagle spends considerable time on the apron.


    March 20

    Ran YuYu
  • JWP were at Korakuen Hall today for their monthly television taping. The main event saw Ran YuYu retain the JWP Open Weight Title, pinning Misae Genki of NEO following an Elbow Smash in 22:34.

    Kana Misaki returned to action at this show, Kana had been injured since early February. Dynamite Kansai defeated Commando Bolshoi in a two count match, and Azumi Hyuga defeated Carlos Amano, presumably to set up a rematch between Hyuga and Ran.
    March 20 JWP Results

  • Jd' ran their monthly dojo show today, drawing the usual tiny crowd of 75 people. Only result of note is that The Bloody defeated Megumi Yabushita in 9:39.
    March 20 Jd' Results


    March 19

    Michiko Ohmukai
  • ARSION have released lineups for the remainder of their March "Starlet" tour. The new wrestler Bionic J is Jesse Bennett, who worked for ARSION in the early days before leaving over a year ago. Michiko Ohmukai is injured, and should be back for the April tour.

    March 24 will have Aja Kong and Mariko Yoshida vs. Etsuko Mita and Yumi Fukawa; Candy Okutsu and AKINO vs. GAMI and Rie Tamada; Ayako Hamada and Fabi Apache vs. Ai Fujita and Mari Apache; Linda Starr vs. Bionic J; and Rie Tamada vs. Rena Takase.

    On March 25 the lineup will be: Aja Kong and The Apache's vs. Etsuko Mita, Yumi Fukawa and Bionic J; AKINO vs. GAMI; Candy Okutsu and Ai Fujita vs. Ayako Hamada and Linda Starr; Mariko Yoshida vs. Rie Tamada; and GAMI vs. Rena Takase.

    March 26 has Aja Kong, Fabi Apache and Ayako Hamada vs. Mariko Yoshida, AKINO and Mari Apache; GAMI and Rie Tamada vs. Etsuko Mita and Bionic J; Candy Okutsu vs. Ai Fujita; Yumi Fukawa vs. Linda Starr and Rena Takase vs. Candy Okutsu.

  • All Japan Women were at the Takamatsu International Hotel in Kagawa today. Results from key matches saw Nanae Takahashi defend the All Japan Singles title for the first time, pinning Kayo Noumi in 16:44. In the main event NEO wrestlers Kyoko Inoue and Yoshiko Tamura defeated Tomoko Watanabe and Miyuki Fuji when Kyoko pinned Fuji in 17:38.

  • The JWP women worked an independent show today under the "EAGLE" banner. Azumi Hyuga teamed with Acute Sae to defeat Commando Bolshoi and Tsubasa Kuragaki in 11:03 when Sae pinned Kuragaki.


    March 18

    Manami Toyota
  • ARSION have the ARS 2000 tournament on May 7 at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

  • All Japan Women are at the Kawasaki City Gym on May 6. I'm guessing that Manami Toyota will make her first defence of the WWWA Singles title here.

  • Jd' are running their fourth anniversary show on April 29 at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.

  • Sumie Sakai was scheduled to return to action today against Sachie Abe. Sakai obviously isn't ready to return just yet as the card was changed and she didn't wrestle.

  • During the Tomoko Watanabe and Kumiko Maekawa vs. Mima Shimoda and Etsuko Mita cage match on March 4, Watanabe performed a moonsault from the top of the cage.


    March 16

    Misae Genki
  • JWP have announced the complete lineup for their Korakuen Hall event on March 20. JWP have been drawing some really bad crowds at Korakuen as of late, and looking at this lineup, the poor numbers are only going to continue.
    • The JWP Open Weight title is on the line as Ran YuYu defends against Misae Genki of NEO. As Genki hasn't done anything to get a title shot, and JWP hasn't attempted to build up the match in anyway, it won't draw as a main event, and the crowd probably won't care.
    • In a Two Count match, Dynamite Kansai meets Commando Bolshoi. The JWP wrestlers could make these two count matches work in 1993, but everyone was much better then. Kansai will probably win.
    • Azumi Hyuga vs. Carlos Amano. These two had a surprisingly good title match a few months back. Either woman could win, and in theory it would set them up to get a title match in the future.
    • Devil Masami vs. Tsubasa Kuragaki. Obviously this will suck.
    • Kayoko Haruyama vs. Acute Sae. Haruyama is the best of the young JWP wrestler, and Sae has improved, but I can't see this being anything special.

  • NEO, the new promotion started by Kyoko Inoue ran it's debut show today, sellout out the tiny Kitasawa Town Hall in Tokyo. As with Neo Ladies, Kyoko proved that she hasn't a clue how to run a sucessful promotion. There were only three matches lasting 34:01 in total. Aside from Inoue, former Neo Ladies wrestlers Yuka Nakamura, Yoshiko Tamura, Saya Endo, Misae Genki and Tanny Mouse worked this show along with Chihiro Nakano of Big Japan and former Jd' wrestler Yuki Miyazaki who hardly works anymore.
    March 16 NEO Results

  • Jd' drew a worryingly low crowd of only 365 people at Club Citta, Kawasaki today. Main event was a faces vs. heels elimination match that saw the faces win by four falls to two. Only other result worth mentioning is that Ran Maru and Princess Maru held former TWF Tag Team champions Fang Suzuki and The Bloody to a thirty minute draw.
    March 16 Jd' Results

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