UNION, OZ ACADEMY, WAVE, ICE RIBBON “M.I.O 3”, 09/05/2015
Osaka Ikuno Kumen Center
247 Fans – No Vacancy
1. Mixed 6-Person Tag Team Match: Aja Kong, Hamuko Hoshi & Daichi Kazato defeated Hiroshi Fukuda, Mika Iida & Miyako Matsumoto when Kong pinned Fukuda with the Diving Elbow Drop (12:34).
2. Special Retirement Exhibition Match: KAGUYA Vs Ayako Hamada ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
3. 3 Way Match: Sonoko Kato defeated Ryo Minami and Mitsuhisa Sunabe when Kato pinned Minami with the Diving Guillotine Drop (9:44).
4. Irregular Rules Match: Shuji Ishikawa defeated Fairy Nihonbashi with the Fire Thunder (5:54).
5. Psuedo Close Match: HAYATA, Misaki Ohata & Tsukasa Fujimoto defeated Yumi Ohka, Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto when HAYATA pinned Ohka with the Tsuchigumo (15:11).
6. Thanks For Teaching And Training During The Rookie Era: Takashi Sasaki defeated Mio Shirai with the Vertical Drop D-Geist (15:10).
She is four months away from retirement but Mio Shirai found time to thank and credit Takashi Sasaki for helping during her rookie years. Before the match began Shirai offered a handshake. Sasaki asked her if she is grateful. She said she was because she would have become a bad wrestler without his help. Sasaki did not shake her hand but was happy with her answer and called for the match to start. Shirai came close to winning when she countered a Power Bomb into the Tsuchigumo. Sasaki kicked out and stopped Shirai in her tracks with a Knee Kick and a Lariat. Shirai kicked out and countered the D-Geist into a Sleeper Hold. Sasaki countered that into the Michinoku Driver II followed by the D-Geist for the three count. After the match Sasaki thanked Shirai for picking him as an opponent knowing that she only has a limited amount of matches left to wrestle. He talked about knowing Mio and her sister Io Shirai for 8 years and the times she wrestled for his FREEDOMS promotion.
Yumi Ohka blamed Isami Kodaka for their loss in the semi-main event. The two haven’t seen eye to eye ever since “M.I.O 2” and Ohka challenged Kodaka to a match on 19th June. Meanwhile Misaki Ohata suggested a 3 Way Tag Match for a show on 12th July. She and Tsukasa Fujimoto can both go find partners to take on Shirai & HAYATA. HAYATA noted that he and Shirai kind of look alike so Ohata and Fujimoto should go looking for men who have similar appearances to themselves. He advised the audience to send both women suggestions on Twitter.
Due to a difference of over 80kg in weight between Shuji Ishikawa and Fairy Nihonbashi special rules were put in place to make the match more even. Nihonbashi only needed to pin Ishikawa for a one count to win. That wasn’t enough and Ishikawa went on to win the match without any hesitation.
Shirai’s masked alter ego KAGUYA had her retirement match with Ayako Hamada. Since it was just an exhibition the bout only lasted five minutes before being declared a draw. A retirement ceremony was held for her afterwards and included a message from AAA general manager Dorian Roldan read by Hamada. The message spoke of how “KAGUYA was born in Mexico” back in 2010 and was AAA’s first female masked wrestler from Japan.
Aja Kong was clearly frustrated with having to wrestle Miyako Matsumoto in the opening match. If that wasn’t enough, Hiroshi Fukuda tried to woo her with a love song. Kong gave him a Diving Elbow Drop for his troubles.