September 15

    Beauty Pair
  • Complete lineup for the AJW Jackie Sato Memorial Show on September 29 at the Tokyo Ohta Ward Gymnasium will be Mima Shimoda and Etsuko Mita vs. Momoe Nakanishi and Nanae Takahashi for the WWWA Tag Team titles; Manami Toyota and Yumiko Hotta vs. Takako Inoue and Kyoko Inoue; Kaoru Ito and Kumiko Maekawa vs. Chaparrita ASARI and Miho Wakizawa; Chikako Shiratori and Kayo Noumi vs. Miyuki Fuji and Yoshimi Enya; and a memorial ceremony for Jackie Sato.

  • GAEA ran their major show at the Yokohama Bunka Gym today. In the main event, Chigusa Nagayo regain control of GAEA by defeating Lioness Asuka. Elsewhere Aja Kong retained the AAAW title against Meiko Satomura, and Sugar Sato & Chikayo Nagashima beat KAORU & Toshiyo Yamada to retain the AAAW Tag Team titles.

  • AJW are releasing a four track Jackie Sato compact disk.

  • Neo Ladies have "Neo Autumn Night" on September 26 at Club Citta, Kawasaki. Only match announced is Kyoko Inoue and Takako Inoue vs. Misae Genki and Yoshiko Tamura.

  • The main event of JWP's "Guess Who" show on September 23 at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo will be Azumi Hyuga defending the JWP Open Weight title against Carlos Amano. Also Ran YuYu and Misae Genki take on Takako Inoue and Dynamite Kansai.


    September 12

  • The Bloody won Jd's Jaguar Cup today, defeating Yoshiko Tamura of Neo Japan Ladies in the final. Bloody scored the pinfall at 15:48 with the BJ Suplex. The first round tournament matches took place on August 27 at NGK Stazio, Osaka. Both semi finals and the final happened today at KBS Hall, Kyoto. The event drew only 460 fans. KAZUKI and Lioness Asuka didn't appear at this show.

    Sumie Sakai
    Megumi Yabushita - S. Sakai
                       [11:25, pin]
    
    Yoshiko Tamura --- Y. Tamura ------ Y. Tamura ------
    Fang Suzuki        [9:41, pin]         [16:13, pin]         |
                                                        |- Bloody
    Morimatsu                                           |  [15:48, pin]
    The Bloody ------- Bloody --------- Bloody ---------
                       [10:22, pin]        [11:40, pin]
    
    Sachie Abe ------- S. Endo
    Saya Endo          [11:30, pin]

  • ARSION were in Akurosu Fukuoka today. In Sky High matches, Chaparrita ASARI defeated Ai Fujita at the 9:13 mark and Ayako Hamada drew with AKINO after the fifteen minute time limit expired. In the main event, Aja Kong and Mari Apache beat Mariko Yoshida and Yumi Fukawa when Mari pinned Fukawa in 19:31.


    September 11

  • I recently saw some photo's from the August 29 Oz Academy show. During the six woman tag team main event, Chigusa Nagayo showed up in her ZERO outfit. ZERO was the gimmick Chigusa briefly used when she worked for WCW a couple of years ago.

  • Chikako Shiratori has been defeating La Diabolica at recent Osaka Pro shows.

  • ARSION were in Nagasaki today. In Sky High of ARSION matches, Ayako Hamada defeated Ai Fujita in 11:39, and Chaparrita ASARI defeated AKINO after 12:59. The main event of the event saw Michiko Ohmukai, Yumi Fukawa & Candy Okutsu defeat Aja Kong, Mikiko Futagami & Rie Tamada in 16:59 when Fukawa made Tamada submit.

  • ARSION have the "Reyna de Reyna de ARSION" tournament happening on November 3 at Zepp Tokyo. Presumably this will be a lucha style tournament similar to the Sky 99 show they held a few months ago.

  • ARSION have the "Hokkaido Tour" running on September 14, 16 and 17.

  • Former LLPW champion Shinobu Kandori who was injured on August 22 at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, recently had an MRI done. Kandori returns on September 23, taking on Sayuri Okino.

  • LLPW's Junko Yagi appears to be finished with wrestling. Yagi, who debuted in August 1998, hasn't wrestled since July 20. LLPW have also removed references to her from their web site.

  • LLPW at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo on September 23 will have Rumi Kazama & Eagle Sawai vs. Manami Toyota & Kumiko Maekawa; Harley Saito & Keiko Aono vs. Carol Midori; Sayuri Okino vs. Shinobu Kandori; Nishinatsu & Noriyo Tateno vs. Mizuki Endo & Miho Watabe; and Aya Koyama vs. Crusher Maedomari.

  • ARSION's Startist show on September 19 will have Ai Fujita vs. Linda Starr; AKINO vs. Princess Sujei; Michiko Ohmukai, Yumi Fukawa & Candy Okutsu vs. Mariko Yoshida, Mikiko Futagami & Rie Tamada; Ayako Hamada vs. Mari Apache; and a rematch from ZION between Aja Kong and Mima Shimoda.

  • Schedule for the ARSION Sky High tournament is: September 12 Ayako Hamada vs. AKINO and Ai Fujita vs. Chaparrita ASARI; Septemeber 13 has Linda Starr vs. Chaparrita ASARI and Mari Apache vs. Fujita; September 14 has Mari vs. ASARI and Hamada vs. Starr; September 15 has AKINO vs. Mari and Hamada vs. Princess Sujei; September 19 has Hamada vs. Mari, AKINO vs. Sujei and Fujita vs. Starr. The tournament final is on September 23.

  • RIE takes on Miss Mongol at the September 25 CMLL Japan show in Osaka.

  • Kyoko Inoue might have won her 3 vs. 1 handicap match against Shark Tsuchiya, Miss Mongol and Crusher Maedomari on August 25, but she was certainly made to work for it! At one point in the match Kyoko had a table placed on top of her, and Crusher proceeded to run her over with a motorbike!

  • JWP on September 14 has Azumi Hyuga, Carlos Amano & Ran YuYu vs. Devil Masami, Dynamite Kansai & Yasuko Kuragaki; Misae Genki & Kayoko Haruyama vs. Acute Sae & Yoshiko Tamura; Commando Bolshoi vs. Maya Hashimoto; Ran YuYu vs. Tsubasa Kuragaki; and Kana Misaki vs. Acute Sae.


    September 9

    Yuko Kosugi
  • The current Lady's Gong listed the past Lioness Asuka vs. Chigusa Nagayo matches, in preparation for the rematch between them coming up on September 15. Interestingly, Chigusa has apparently never defeated Asuka, although she has held her to a few time limit draws.
    • April 7 1985 - [Korakuen Hall, Tokyo] Chigusa Nagayo drew with Lioness Asuka in a Grand Prix match [30:00]
    • May 13 1986 - [Bunka Gym, Yokohama] Chigusa Nagayo drew with Lioness Asuka in a Grand Prix match [30:00]
    • February 26 1987 - [City Gym, Yokohama] Chigusa Nagayo drew with Lioness Asuka [30:00]
    • June 13 1987 - Lioness Asuka beat Chigusa Nagayo in a Grand Prix match [16:23]
    • August 25 1988 - [City Gym, Kawasaki] Lioness Asuka beat Chigusa Nagayo by referee stoppage to win the WWWA title [23:58]
    • January 29 1989 - [Korakuen Hall, Tokyo] Lioness Asuka beat Chigusa Nagayo to win the WWWA title [29:28]
    • April 4 1999 - [Bunka Gym, Yokohama] Lioness Asuka beat Chigusa Nagayo to win control of GAEA [16:59]

  • AJW's "Zenjo Tough '99" at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo on September 15 AJW's Momoe Nakanishi, Nanae Takahashi and Miho Wakizawa will take on Eagle Sawai, Carol Midori and Sayuri Okino of G-Max. Other matches are Yumiko Hotta vs. Kumiko Maekawa and Manami Toyota and Kaoru Ito vs. Aya Koyama and Keiko Aono.

  • The lineup for the Jackie Sato Memorial Show at the Ohta Ward Gymnasium, Tokyo on September 29 will be Mima Shimoda & Etsuko Mita vs. Momoe Nakanishi & Nanae Takahashi for the WWWA Tag Team titles and Yumiko Hotta & Manami Toyota vs. Kyoko Inoue & Takako Inoue. Nothing else has been announced other than that Maki Ueda and possibly other former wrestlers will appear.

  • The "Zenjo 2000" All Japan Women's calender will shortly be on sale for 2000 Yen.

  • Results of the popularity poll in the September Lady's Gong were:
    1. Miho Wakizawa
    2. Yumi Fukawa
    3. Chigusa Nagayo
    4. Takako Inoue
      Kayo Noumi
    1. Momoe Nakanishi
    2. Michiko Ohmukai
    3. Kana Misaki
    4. Manami Toyota
    5. Ai Fujita
    6. Candy Okutsu
    7. Chaparrita ASARI
    8. Akira Hokuto
    9. Lioness Asuka
    10. Ayako Hamada
    11. Yuko Kosugi
    12. Kyoko Inoue
    13. Mariko Yoshida
    14. Azumi Hyuga
    15. Sachie Abe


    September 5

    Yuko Kosugi
    Jd' held a rare gimmick match at Korakuen Hall today as Shark Tsuchiya defeated Yuko Kosugi with a power bomb after 10:28 of a no-rope, barbed wire death match. The feud between Shark and Kosugi has been running for several months now, Kosugi was given one victory over Shark, back at the Jd' Anniversary show in April. Ever since then, she has paid big time for the one win, doing numerous jobs against Shark and having to work a thirty minute draw against her. If you have never seen Shark before, imagine a female version of Mr Pogo. I expect that during this latest match she didn't take a single bump onto the barbed wire, and probably sold almost nothing.

    The semi main-event of the Jd' show saw The Bloody and Fang Suzuki retain the TWF Tag Team Titles against former Judo stars Megumi Yabushita and Sumie Sakai. Bloody scored the pinfall over Yabushita in 22:29 with her BJ Suplex, which is a Dragon Suplex from the top rope. Even with the "attraction" of a barbed wire match, the show only drew a paid attendance of 1830.

  • ARSION were in Wakayanagi, Miyagi today. In Sky High of ARSION League matches, AKINO (3) beat Linda Star (0) with a Huracanrana and Chaparrita ASARI beat Princess Sujei with a Top Rope Frankensteiner. The only non-lucha style match on the card was the main event where Aja Kong & Mikiko Futagami beat Michiko Ohmukai & Yumi Fukawa when Aja pinned Fukawa with a Top Rope Brain Buster at the 18:17 mark.

  • LLPW will be visiting Genichiro Tenryu's WAR promotion on September 7 at Korakuen Hall as Noriyo Tateno and Miho Watabe will take on Eagle Sawai and Sayuri Okino.


    September 2

    Kyoko Inoue

  • All Japan Women's will be at the Ota Ward Gym, Tokyo on September 29 for the Jackie Sato Memorial show. In the main event, Mima Shimoda and Etsuko Mita will defend the WWWA Tag Team titles against AJW's young team of Momoe Nakanishi and Nanae Takahashi. The only other match released is Manami Toyota and Yumiko Hotta vs. Kyoko Inoue and Takako Inoue.

    From AJW's perspective, it would make sense for Nakanishi and Takahashi to win the WWWA Tag Team titles, because it gives AJW their belts back, and the young team would get over huge by upsetting the former two time world tag team champions.

  • AJW presented a standard house show in Kagawa today. Mika Harikae, a rookie who started out with AJW last year before quitting returned, working a five minute exhibition match against Yoshimi Enya. The main event of the show saw the normal AJW formula of Veteran+Veteran vs. Veteran+Youngster-only-there-to-do-the-job. On this occasion the two vets were Manami Toyota and Yumiko Hotta against Kumiko Maekawa and Momoe Nakanishi with Hotta getting the pin with her Pyramid Driver.

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