A Review by Kevin Wilson
Date: June 14th, 2015
Location: Shin-Kiba 1st Ring in Tokyo, Japan
Announced Attendance: Unknown
Marvelous isn't the biggest promotion anyway, so when they have a smaller show that scares me a bit as I don't generally enjoy their events. But we are going to watch it anyway just in case. Lots of assistance from other promotions here (which is normal, Marvelous doesn't have much of their own roster), with wrestlers from Ice Ribbon, DIANA, Sendai Girls, and LLPW-X participating on the event. Lots of old time favorites, let's hope they bring it. Here is the full card:
- Aki Shizuku vs. KAORU
- Aoi Kizuki vs. Hamuko Hoshi
- Dump Matsumoto vs. Megumi Yabushita
- DASH Chisako and Ray vs. Sendai Sachiko and Takumi Iroha
- Manami Toyota and Takako Inoue vs. Tomoko Watanabe and Yumiko Hotta
I see a handful of wrestlers here I like, not the longest event though with only five matches. Let's hop to it.
Aki Shizuku vs. KAORU
KAORU lies down and challenges Shizuku, Shizuku goes for KAORU’s leg but KAORU gets out of it and they jockey around on the mat. Shizuku goes back to KAORU’s leg and then applies a short armbar, but KAORU gets to the ropes. Back up they lock knuckles, KAORU wraps Shizuku’s arm in the top rope and she hits a facebuster. Reverse chinlock by KAORU, Irish whip by KAORU but Shizuku hits a shoulderblock. Scoop slam by Shizuku and she hits a body press for two. Shizuku throws KAORU into the corner and she hits a back elbow, Irish whip by Shizuku but KAORU cartwheels and dropkicks Shizuku in the knee. KAORU throws Shizuku out of the ring and then throws her into the chairs at ringside. KAORU slides Shizuku back in and chokes her in the corner, Irish whip by KAORU but Shizuku boots her back. Big boot by KAORU but Shizuku kicks her, Irish whip by Shizuku and she hits short range lariats in the corner. Lariat by Shizuku, cover, but KAORU kicks out. Shizuku goes for a fisherman suplex but KAORU blocks it, standing crossface by Shizuku and she hits the fisherman suplex hold for the two count. Shizuku picks up KAORU but KAORU hits a reverse DDT. KAORU gets a piece of table and hits Shizuku repeatedly with it, KAORU picks up Shizuku and hits a vertical suplex on the table piece. Cover, but the referee won’t count due to the shenanigans. KAORU goes on the second turnbuckle with the table piece but the referee takes it from her. Big boot by KAORU, she goes off the ropes and hits another boot. Third boot by KAORU and a fourth, she goes off the ropes but Shizuku hits a lariat. Spear by Shizuku, cover, but it gets two. Shizuku picks up KAORU and she hits a chokeslam, cover, but KAORU kicks out. Shizuku applies a single leg crab hold but KAORU makes it to the ropes. Shizuku picks up KAORU and hits a lariat, she gets KAORU on her shoulders and hits a death valley bomb for two. Shizuku picks up KAORU again and hits another one, but again KAORU gets a shoulder up. She goes for another one but KAORU kicks her and hits a scoop slam. Michinoku Driver by KAORU, but Shizuku barely kicks out. Slap by Shizuku but KAORU sneaks in a schoolboy for the three count! Can’t say I am a big fan of either of these two, it is just a bit too dull for my tastes. They tried a bit with the table offense which helped save it from being a nothing match, but it wasn’t enough to save it. Not awful but not the most exhilarating way to start the event.
Aoi Kizuki vs. Hamuko Hoshi
Kizuki and Hoshi start off, wristlock by Hoshi but Kizuki reverses it as they trade wristlocks. Kick by Kizuki but Hoshi poses on the mat. Kizuki puts Hoshi in the ropes and hits a series of chops, she then throws Hoshi into the corner. Kizuki whips Hoshi with her hair but Hoshi hits a scoop slam. Body press by Hoshi and she mushes Kizuki in the corner. Hoshi throws Kizuki but Kizuki lands on her feet and hits a dropkick. Irish whip by Kizuki and she runs on Hoshi’s back. Senton by Kizuki and she applies a stretch hold, Irish whip by Kizuki but Hoshi blocks the crossbody. Hoshi picks up Kizuki and she hits a body avalanche in the corner, bulldog by Hoshi and she gets a two count. Crab hold by Hoshi but Kizuki gets to the ropes. Back up they trade elbows but Kizuki pushes Hoshi against her knee before hitting a reverse STO. Senton by Kizuki but Hoshi kicks out at two. Kizuki picks up Hoshi and hits Mongolian Chops but Hoshi chops her back. Irish whip by Kizuki and she hits a running crossbody in the corner. Kizuki goes up to the second turnbuckle and hits a diving senton for a two count cover. Kizuki picks up Hoshi but Hoshi hits a series of belly bumps. Running belly bump by Hoshi, she picks up Kizuki and she hits a Samoan Drop. Hoshi goes up top but Kizuki avoids the diving body press. Running crossbody by Kizuki and she hits a bridging capture suplex hold. Kizuki picks up Hoshi but Hoshi hits a lariat. Hoshi charges Kizuki but Kizuki rolls her up, they trade quick pin attempts but both have no luck. Hoshi literally rolls over Kizuki for another two, they both get up and Kizuki hits a jumping lariat. Kizuki goes up top and hits a diving lariat, cover, but it gets a two count. German suplex hold by Kizuki, she goes up top and she delivers the swivel body press for the three count! Hoshi is a bit too silly for me but Kizuki is really fun so they cancelled each other out a bit. An above average match since Kizuki is quality but not overly recommendable.
Dump Matsumoto vs. Megumi Yabushita
Matsumoto throws Yabushita into a sign in the corner and does it again before taking Yabushita out to the ramp. Matsumoto throws Yabushita to the floor before turning to the ring, Matsumoto eventually goes out after her again, bringing Yabushita into the ring. Release German suplex by Matsumoto, she gets a kendo stick but Yabushita sneaks in a schoolboy for two. Kneelock by Yabushita but Matsumoto kicks her off, Yabushita charges Matsumoto but Matsumoto hits a body block followed by a body press for two. Matsumoto gets a sign and throws it at Yabushita’s head. She does it again, Matsumoto picks up Yabushita while she is on the apron and chops her in the chest. Matsumoto then rams Yabushita into the turnbuckle, and she falls down to the floor. Yabushita gets back in, she tries to hit a suplex but Matsumoto bumps her off. Judo throw by Yabushita, Yabushita charges Matsumoto but Matsumoto pulls down the ropes so Yabushita tumbles out of the ring. Matsumoto goes out after her and throws her down the bleachers. Matsumoto gets back in while Yabushita is attacked off camera but she eventually gets back in, and Matsumoto throws her down by her hair. Irish whip by Matsumoto and she hits a big lariat, body press by Matsumoto and she gets the three count! Matsumoto is a guilty pleasure of mine, she has a wonderful disregard for the health of her opponent. Yabushita isn’t much so this is just about Matsumoto being Matsumoto. A fun match but probably not for everyone. Mildly Recommended
DASH Chisako and Ray vs. Sendai Sachiko and Takumi Iroha
Sachiko and Chisako start off, they trade waistlocks and Sachiko hits a shoulderblock. Armdrag by Chisako and she dropkicks Sachiko, she puts her in the ropes and both she and Ray chop Sachiko. Double dropkick to Sachiko and Chisako hits a footstomp. Chisako twists Sachiko’s ankle but Sachiko kicks her off, dropkick by Chisako and she hits another one. Snapmare by Chisako, cover, but it gets two. Chisako tags in Ray and Ray clubs Sachiko in the back. Ray applies a stretch hold and back up they trade strikes. They take turns working over Sachiko until Sachiko dropkicks Chisako and tags in Iroha. Dropkick by Iroha and she hits a scoop slam. Body press by Iroha, snapmare, and Iroha applies a reverse chinlock. Side headlock takedown by Iroha but Chisako kicks her back. Boot by Iroha, Irish whip by Iroha and she hits a dropkick in the corner. Scoop slam by Iroha and she tags in Sachiko. Sachiko goes up top and she hits an elbow drop to the arm from the top turnbuckle. Snapmare by Sachiko and she applies a necklock to Chisako. Chisako gets out of it relatively easily and applies a stretch hold, but Sachiko gets to the ropes. Chisako tags in Ray, Ray stomps Sachiko but Sachiko hits a shoulderblock followed by a somersault senton for two. Sachiko tags in Iroha and Iroha hits a couple body presses, she tags Sachiko back in but Ray hits a dropkick. Ray tags in Chisako, Chisako and Sachiko trade elbows until Sachiko hits a DDT. Somersault senton by Sachiko, Irish whip by Sachiko but Chisako bops her in the head. Footstomps by Chisako, cover, but it gets two. Chisako tags in Ray and Ray hits a Space Rolling Elbow. Ray goes up top, she avoids Sachiko’s charge and hits a back kick. Sling Blade by Ray and they trade chops back up, Iroha comes in but so does Chisako. Chisako and Ray both dropkick their opponents and they hit a double elbow drop on Sachiko. Cover, but it gets two. Ray throws Sachiko into the corner but Sachiko hits a missile dropkick. Superkick by Sachiko and she hits a bridging vertical suplex for a two count.
Sachiko goes up top and she hits a missile dropkick, she tags in Iroha and she hits a superkick to Ray. Vertical suplex by Iroha, she picks up Ray but Ray hits a back kick. Chisako runs in with a cutter, Ray goes up top but Iroha avoids the moonsault. Sachiko goes off the ropes and dropkicks Ray, Iroha hits a heel kick and she hits a belly to back wheelbarrow facebuster. Iroha goes up top but Chisako grabs her, giving Ray time to hit a heel kick. Iconoclasm by Ray, cover, but it gets two. Ray tags in Chisako, Chisako goes up top and she hits a missile dropkick. Dropkick in the corner by Chisako and she hits a vertical suplex. Chisako goes up top and she hits the diving footstomp, cover, but Sachiko breaks it up. Chisako kicks at Iroha, she goes off the ropes but Sachiko runs in and kicks her. Double superkick to Chisako and Iroha tags in Sachiko. Sachiko picks up Chisako and hits a release German suplex, then Iroha hits a German suplex hold for a two count. Iroha and Chisako trade elbows as they get up, uppercut by Iroha and she hits a scoop slam. Iroha goes up top but Ray grabs her, this gives Chisako time to recover and she joins her. Sachiko comes in and drags Chisako back to the mat, but Chisako hits Iroha before she can jump off and re-joins her. Chisako goes for a Frankensteiner but Iroha catches her and hits a powerbomb to the mat, but Ray breaks it up. Scoop slam by Iroha, she goes up top but Chisako gets her knees up on the diving body press attempt. Ray comes in, she goes up top and hits a moonsault to Iroha. Chisako then goes up and she hits a Hormone Splash, but Sachiko breaks up the cover. Iroha and Chisako trade elbows, suplex by Chisako but it gets a two count. Chisako tries a few quick pins with no luck, and Iroha hits a heel kick. Small package by Chisako for a two count, and the bell rings as time as expired. The match is a Draw. This match was good, lots of flying around with very little downtime. My main complaint is simply with the draw it hurt the match some as it wasn’t overly satisfying. Still good, I just don’t think they did anything to stand out and random meaningless draws always annoy me a bit. Mildly Recommended
Manami Toyota and Takako Inoue vs. Tomoko Watanabe and Yumiko Hotta
Watanabe and Toyota start off and Inoue knocks iii off the apron. Toyota and Inoue and attack Watanabe, Toyota throws Watanabe to the mat before pulling on her hair. Chinlock by Toyota but she releases the hold, wristlock to Watanabe and she applies an armbar. Hotta and Inoue are tagged in and they trade simple submissions before Hotta hits a piledriver. Camel Clutch by Hotta and she tags in Watanabe, elbow drop by Watanabe to Inoue but it gets two. Kick by Watanabe, she goes up top but Inoue armdrags her off and tags in Toyota. Toyota gets Watanabe’s arm and she hits an armdrag from the top turnbuckle, but Watanabe comes back with a lariat and tags in Hotta. Toyota rolls up Hotta for a two count, camel clutch by Toyota and Inoue runs in to stomp at Hotta. This really needs a younger wrestler to speed things up a bit. Inoue is tagged in and she applies a STF to Hotta, Irish whip by Inoue but Hotta hits an elbow and tags in Watanabe. Inoue boots Watanabe and hits a DDT, giving her time to tag in Toyota. Irish whip by Toyota and she rolls Watanabe around the ring for a two count. Toyota goes up top but Watanabe grabs her from the behind and suplexes her back to the mat. Watanabe goes off the ropes and she hits a springboard crossbody for a two. Watanabe goes for a backdrop suplex but Toyota elbows out of it and hits a big boot. Inoue comes in but Watanabe hits another springboard crossbody on both of them before tagging in Hotta. Toyota and Hotta trade kicks to the leg and Hotta kicks Toyota in the back. Heel kick by Hotta, she picks up Toyota but Inoue comes into help. Double Irish whip to Hotta but she hits a double face crusher, Hotta picks up Toyota but Toyota hits a back bodydrop. Toyota puts Hotta in the ropes and hits a dropkick, Toyota goes up top and she delivers the moonsault, but Watanabe breaks it up. Inoue grabs Hotta but Hotta blocks the spinning backfist. DDT by Inoue and she hits a pair of big boots, but Hotta hits a vertical suplex and tags in Watanabe. Irish whip by Watanabe and she hits a dragon screw leg whip on Inoue. Hotta comes in but Toyota hits a double missile dropkick. Inoue picks up Watanabe and she slams her to the mat, Inoue goes up top but Watanabe joins her. Inoue I am guessing chokeslams Watanabe to the mat, cover, but it gets two. Inoue goes up top again but Watanabe avoids her dive. Watanabe goes off the ropes but Inoue hits a back elbow, but Hotta breaks up the pin. Watanabe catches Inoue with a German suplex, Toyota comes in but she gets a German suplex also. Lariat by Watanabe to Inoue, she picks her up but Toyota hits a missile dropkick from behind. Inoue nails the Yoshikobushi on Watanabe, and she picks up the three count! I don’t want to say that they were just coasting but it was just void of anything interesting. It took way too long to get going, the last few minutes were fine but the journey to get there just didn’t do much for me. Not the most exciting way to end the event.
Marvelous… doesn’t really have great matches as a general rule of thumb. The ‘legends’ match at the end wasn’t a bad idea but really needed someone like a Tsukushi to bounce around and give the match some excitement. Matsumoto is a guilty pleasure for sure but eight minutes of her killing someone doesn’t a full event make. The co-main was decent too but the Draw made it feel flat and it took awhile to get going. Unless you just have to see one of these wrestlers you can safely bypass this show.
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event reviewed on 6/26/15