AJW New Years show title changes, GAEA lineups and AtoZ updates
    Week Ending January 4, 2004
    Site News
  • Quick note to let everyone know what has been happening. I've had a lot of problems accessing the web server lately, and also managed to run out of web space recently which along with me not having had as much spare time as hoped has hindered recent updates to these pages.

    My intention is to try to put up a news/results article each week, as well as keeping the other pages going. It is unlikely I will return to running daily results updates in the forseeable future. Anyone wanting to read results 'as they happen' should visit Crazy Max where they are posted in the Joshi Puroresu folder.


    AJW

    Ayako Hamada

    All Japan Women ran their normal new year shows on January 3 and 4 at Korakuen Hall with a few titles changing hands.

    First on January 3 the 2003 Tag League the Best winners Nanae Takahashi and Ayako Hamada captured the WWWA tag team titles from Kyoko and Takako Inoue in three falls, first Kyoko used a lariat to pin Takahashi in 15:54, Hamada then came back to beat Takako with an AP Lock in 3:55, and Takahashi won the match by pinning Kyoko with a Shining Wizard in 16:21. As far as I can remember, this is the first time Takahashi has pinned Kyoko, for all that might be worth these days.

    On January 4 Amazing Kong surprisingly won the WWWA title from Ayako Hamada, getting the pin after 23:43. Also at that show Takahashi used the Nana Rack to beat Kumiko Maekawa in 22:50, and Kaoru Ito returned teaming with Tomoko Watanabe to beat Kayo Noumi and Momoe Nakanishi in 21:48 when Watanabe pinned Noumi. Ito and Momoe are likely not back permanently and are still working for AtoZ.


    AtoZ News

  • AKINO has left the group, and Ai Fujita is expected to be leaving soon also. AKINO is likely to work freelance for other groups and will be appearing for Jd' in a tag match against baby-A and Megumi Yabushita at Korakuen Hall on January 18.

  • The January 11 event at Korakuen Hall has Momoe Nakanishi vs. Mika Nishio as the main event.

  • For those interested in exactly who is supposed to be running things at AtoZ, their web site lists Yumiko Hotta as being the boss, with Mima Shimoda and Mariko Yoshida also as top management. Masatoshi Yamamoto of JWP fame is listed as being the promotor.


    GAEA Lineups
    Satomura

    The "Brat Pack" Tokyo show on January 18 has Carlos Amano vs. Hikaru (AJW); Yuka Nakamura vs. Sasori (AJW) with Hirota as referee; Chikayo Nagashima and Maemura (AJW) vs. Toshie Uematsu and Ran YuYu; Ayako Hamada and Sakura Hirota vs. Kayo Noumi and Ai Fujita; and Sugar Sato and Meiko Satomura vs. Nanae Takahashi (AJW) and Misae Genki (NEO). Brat Pack seems to be an evolution of the old Junior All Star shows that AJW used to hold back in the 90s, hence none of the more senior GAEA workers are partaking.

    Korakuen Hall on January 18 has Aja Kong and Manami Toyota vs. Chigusa Nagayo and Toshiyo Yamada; Sugar Sato and Chikayo Nagashima vs. Toshie Uematsu and Ran YuYu; Sakura Hirota vs. Mayumi Ozaki (who looks just like Amano with her current hair style); Devil Masami and Lioness Asuka vs. Meiko Satomura and Carlos Amano; and in the main event Dynamite Kansai vs. Ayako Hamada for the AAAW title.

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