Chigusa Nagayo Produce "MARVELOUS NIGHT VI"
A Review by Kevin Wilson
Date: March 22nd, 2014
Another new promotion to review! I am jumping ahead mostly for that reason, I am trying to get as many different promotions represented for 2014. Chigusa Nagayo doesn’t produce shows very often so it’s not really a promotion per se, more just Nagayo and her friends (plus whatever Freelancers she can get). But the announced attendance is shockingly high so clearly in Tokyo they really care about something on this card. Maybe it is Dump Matsumoto. Anyway, here is the full card:
- No Rules Match: Chigusa Nagayo, Kagetsu, and Takumi Iroha vs. Dump Matsumoto, KAORU, and Yoshiko
Some of these matches are badly clipped up, just a fair warning.
Chigusa Nagayo, Kagetsu, and Takumi Iroha vs. Dump Matsumoto, KAORU, and Yoshiko
KAORU then hits Nagayo with the wooden board three times. Another board shot by KAORU and she slams Nagayo in front of the corner. KAORU goes up to the top turnbuckle with a piece of the board and drops it onto Nagayo. KAORU hits her with it some more before bopping Iroha and Kagetsu as well. Yoshiko comes into the ring as the legal woman and hits the boot scrapes in the corner. Irish whip by Yoshiko but Nagayo hits a spinning heel kick and tags in Iroha, Iroha hits a heel kick onto Yoshiko and covers her, but it gets a two count. Iroha picks up Yoshiko and goes for a suplex but Yoshiko blocks it and hits a lariat. Yoshiko goes off the ropes but Kagetsu hits a swandive missile dropkick. KAORU comes in the ring and is elbowed by Iroha and Kagetsu, double Irish whip and she gets a double elbow to the gut. Nagayo comes in the ring and they hit a triple powerbomb onto KAORU, cover, but it gets two. Nagayo picks up KAORU again but KAORU slides down her back. Kick to the head by Nagayo to KAORU, cover, but it gets a two count. Nagayo grabs KAORU but KAORU hits a quick Michinoku Driver. KAORU picks up Nagayo and hits a second one, cover, but it gets a two count. A ladder is randomly slid into the ring, and they set up the ladder in the corner. KAORU climbs the ladder and hits a moonsault from the very top of it down onto Nagayo. Cover, but it only gets two. KAORU goes up the ladder a second time but Nagayo has recovered and climbs up the other side. Nagayo grabs Iroha and hits a superplex from the top of the ladder. Cover by Nagayo, but Matsumoto breaks it up. Yoshiko stomps on Nagayo while KAORU folds up the ladder and swings it into Nagayo’s face. Kagetsu and Iroha get the same treatment, KAORU lays the ladder onto Nagayo and goes off the ropes, but Iroha grabs her from the apron.
Yoshiko runs in and hits a senton onto the ladder that is on top of Nagayo, she puts the ladder back onto Nagayo and goes up to the top turnbuckle, hitting a diving senton. Cover by Yoshiko, but both Kagetsu and Iroha break it up. Yoshiko grabs Nagayo and applies the Scorpion Deathlock, but Nagayo gets to the ropes. Yoshiko hits a senton onto Nagayo, cover, but it gets a two count. Yoshiko picks up Nagayo but Nagayo hits a backdrop suplex. Nagayo tags in Kagetsu as Iroha comes in as well, double Irish whip to Yoshiko but Matsumoto comes in the ring and hits a lariat onto both of them. She goes for it again but Iroha and Kagetsu duck and hit Matsumoto with a double dropkick. Nagayo comes back in the ring, they all grab a different opponent and apply Scorpion Deathlocks until it is broken up by a wrestler at ringside. Matsumoto gets a metal box and goes to hit Nagayo with it but Nagayo punches it away. Scoop slam by Nagayo to Matsumoto, she picks up Matsumoto and hits a second slam. Cover, but it gets a two count. Nagayo gets the metal box and hits Matsumoto in the head with it, but KAORU blocks her from doing it again and takes the metal box. KAORU goes to throw the box at Nagayo, but Nagayo ducks and Matsumoto is hit by accident. Nagayo gets a bunch of light tubes and hits Matsumoto in the head, school boy by Nagayo and she picks up the three count. Your winners: Chigusa Nagayo, Kagetsu, and Takumi Iroha
Match Thoughts: Sadly, this match was not clipped. Honestly this match was better than I thought it would be, when I saw the participants and the match length I groaned but the match kept at a decent pace. The heel beat down segments were fine and the older wrestler weren’t asked to do too much. Some of the spots were pretty awesome, if you cut out the few times the action dragged it would have been really entertaining. The ending did come across flat, here you have all these weapons and big moves and the match ends on a delayed school boy (meaning it wasn’t a sneaky play). But beyond that and a few slow parts, it was actually definitely above average. Score: 6.0
Eiger vs. Sakura Hirota Kyusei
Match Thoughts: So this was just a silly comedy match, but I give it credit as I have never seen someone block a Shining Wizard by just moving their knee. It is genius. If you move your knee they can’t step up, and can’t do the move. I hope that Mutoh’s opponents don’t see this video or he is in serious trouble. Other than that I didn’t really get a lot of the comedy, but it kept me mildly amused anyway. Score: 5.0
Hiroyo Matsumoto, Sawako Shimono, and Rina Yamashita vs. Misaki Ohata, Mio Shirai, and Tsukasa Fujimoto
Match Thoughts: I spent more time researching who a few of these wrestlers were than it took to actually watch the match. Most of it was obviously missing, which is kinda a shame since I like Shirai. Not enough shown here but what was shown was fine. Score: N/A
Kyoko Inoue and Mima Sareee vs. Yumiko Hotta and Mima Shimoda
Match Thoughts: We saw very little of this match, which is probably a good thing as what we saw was a bit sloppy. Sareee is cute as hell but there wasn’t too much else redeeming about the bit that did make tape. Sometimes clipping matches is ok. Score: N/A
DASH Chisako and Sendai Sachiko vs. Natsuki * Taiyo and Io Shirai
Match Thoughts: I like this Shirai too. Maybe I just like every wrestler with the name Shirai? Anyway this was all clipped to hell which is unfortunate because I would have loved it. All of these wrestlers are entertaining, I am not as familiar with Chisako but she looked fine in the parts I saw of this match. Everything we saw was fast paced, great teamwork, fun all the way around. It being clipped from 19 minutes to 4 minutes makes me a sad panda. Score: N/A
KAORU, Takako Inoue, and Ayako Hamada vs. Kandori, Meiko Satomura, and Toshie Uematsu
KAORU avoids Satomura’s lariat but KAORU gets a board and hits Satomura repeatedly in the head with it before bonking Uematsu and Kandori as well. KAORU goes to hit Satomura again but Satomura ducks and hits a lariat. Slingshot doublestomp by Satomura and she hits a second one. Satomura goes off the ropes and hits a cartwheel leg drop. Satomura picks up KAORU but Hamada kicks her from behind. Big boot by KAORU, and we again clip ahead to Hamada and Uematsu battling in the ring. Hamada and Uematsu trade elbows but Uematsu ducks one and rolls up Hamada for a two count. Dropkick by Uematsu, he goes up to the top turnbuckle and hits a diving crossbody. KAORU comes but Hamada hits her by accident. Uematsu goes off the ropes but eats a double boot by KAORU and Hamada. KAORU and Hamada hit a double elbow drop onto Uematsu, then a double dropkick. KAORU picks up Uematsu along with Hamada, and they hit a double vertical suplex. Cover, but it gets a two count. Hamada picks up Uematsu and goes for a powerbomb but Uematsu gets away. Superkick by Hamada, Inoue comes in the ring and scoop slams Uematsu. Moonsault by Hamada, KAORU comes in the ring and goes up top, but Satomura grabs her from the apron. Uematsu hits a running dropkick on Hamada, falling out of the ring in the process. Uematsu goes up top and hits a missile dropkick onto Hamada, but Hamada hits a sitdown powerbomb onto Uematsu. Cover, but it gets a two count. KAORU is tagged in, KAORU grabs Uematsu and hits a brainbuster. Cover, but it gets a two count.
KAORU picks up Uematsu but Uematsu lands on her feet and rolls up KAORU for a two count cover. Uematsu goes up to the top turnbuckle but Hamada rolls into the ring and joins Uematsu up top. Superplex by Hamada, Inoue comes in the ring and kicks Uematsu in the head. Hurricanrana by KAORU to Uematsu, but it only gets a two count. KAORU picks up Uematsu and hits a backdrop suplex, she picks up Uematsu and hits a second one. Cover, but he gets a two count. KAORU picks up Uematsu but Uematsu applies a cradle for a two count. KAORU hits a big boot onto Uematsu, she goes up to the top turnbuckle, but again Satomura grabs her. Uppercut by Satomura, Kandori comes in the ring and hits a powerbomb onto KAORU. Uematsu goes up to the top turnbuckle and hits a diving body press. Cover, but the pin is broken up. Uematsu waits for KAORU to get up and kicks her in the stomach, and Satomura delivers an overhead kick. Tiger suplex hold by Uematsu, but it is broken up. Uematsu picks up KAORU and goes for a dragon suplex, KAORU blocks it, so Uematsu hits a German suplex instead. Cover, but KAORU kicks out. Kandori comes in the ring but she lariats Uematsu on accident. Inoue comes in the ring and hits a spinning backfist onto Kandori and Uematsu. Hamada grabs Uematsu and hits the AP Cross. KAORU nails the Excalibur on Uematsu next, cover, but the cover is broken up. KAORU picks up Uematsu and hits a second Excalibur, cover, but Uematsu kicks out at two. Big boot by KAORU to Uematsu, and Inoue scoop slams Uematsu in front of the corner. KAORU goes up to the top turnbuckle and delivers the moonsault press. Cover, and she picks up the three count. Your winners: KAORU, Takako Inoue, and Ayako Hamada
Match Thoughts: This was KAORU’s first event in three years (second match, since she was also in the opener), which is why they were letting her pick up the win and KAORU was tentative (either legitimately or just for suspense) when she hit the final moonsault. It didn’t look like she had lost a step, sure she is older but she is still crisp in the ring. About 60% of the match was shown so at least enough that I think I got a good feel for it even though a few wrestlers (such as Kandori) did almost nothing with what was shown. Some of the wrestlers really impressed, I thought that Satomura looked good as did Uematsu. Being older wrestlers maybe the match being clipped helped cut out the slow parts, but what they showed was perfectly fine action. Score: 6.0
Best Match: Chigusa Nagayo, Kagetsu, and Takumi Iroha vs. Dump Matsumoto, KAORU, and Yoshiko. I guess? It was the only match shown in full which as anyone that reads my reviews know, I prefer to watch matches in full. I am usually suspicious of clipped matches. And it wasn’t a bad match, the older gals are fun sometimes and they brawled around so that it didn’t get too dull in the ring. Plus it is always good to see Dump again.
MVP: KAORU. Not only was this her big return but she wrestled in two matches on the card which is impressive. She looked good in both matches, especially in the main event. KAORU is not a full blown Joshi Legend but is still very well respected and it is good to see her back in action again. A good display by her on the event.
Overall: What a shocker, there was only one full unclipped match on the Chigusa Nagayo Produce show, and it is the match with Chigusa Nagayo! Needless to say I would have greatly preferred the semi-main event to be shown in full as that match had the best wrestlers in it (in my opinion), but I never get what I want. Unfortunately, too many matches were clipped for me to recommend this but the action was surprisingly solid from start to finish even with the advanced age of some of the wrestlers.
review completed on 5/19/14