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All Japan Women Classics #7

Written By Alfredo Esparza

All Japan Women Classics #7

Show opens with the announcers discussing the All Japan Jr. title tournament.

Yumi Ogura vs. Kanako Nagatomo in an All Japan Women Jr. Title Tournament match

Taped 4/3/1985

Ogura has her name on her ring jacket and is wearing a black outfit while Nagatomo has a multi-colored outfit and has a red & white elbow pad. Hand shake before the bell rings.

Nagatomo catches Ogura with a dropkick. They tangle up near the ropes with Nagatomo getting Ogura in a headscissors. She reverses it into a submission hold on Ogura, but Ogura is able to escape and reverse it into a leglock. Ogura picks up Nagatomo and whips her into the ropes and catches her with an elbow. Ogura gets control of the match and gets Nagatomo in an armlock.

Ogura keeps Nagatomo down on the mat as she drives her down into the mat. Nagatomo reverses and drops Ogura down but Ogura quickly escapes. Ogura works on Nagatomo’s left arm. She uses the ropes to attack Nagatomo’s left arm. Ogura gets her in an armbar and applies more pressure on the left arm. Near fall but Nagatomo reaches the ropes. Ogura switches over to a facelock while still holding onto the left arm.

Ogura with a monkey flip but Nagatomo is quickly back up and gets Ogura with a victory roll for a near fall. She whips Ogura into the ropes and follows with a series of dropkicks at Ogura. Slam by Nagatomo for a near fall. Nagatomo gets Ogura in an armbar. She goes for a surfboard briefly before going after Ogura’s left leg. Nagatomo with a leglock on Ogura. Ogura reaches the ropes but Nagatomo pulls her off and stomps on her and continues to attack the left leg.

Nagatomo uses the bottom rope to apply more pressure on Ogura’s left leg until she kicks her out of the ring. Ogura gets back in the ring. Test of strength into a monkey flip by Nagatomo. Ogura breaks free and uses the ropes to do an armdrag and follows with a few more before trying to go for a pin. She whips Nagatomo into the ropes and follows with a jumping high knee. She slams Nagatomo and gets a two-count. Surfboard by Ogura. She stands over Nagatomo who is able to knock her down and get her in a leglock. She goes for a bow and arrow submission hold on Ogura. Nagatomo whips Ogura into the ropes and hits her with a cross body attack for a near fall. She whips Ogura into the ropes again and goes for another body block but Ogura ducks. Ogura goes for a legdrop on Nagatomo but she moves out of the way.

Nagatomo whips Ogura into the ropes but Ogura surprises her with a cradle for a pin attempt. Ogura whips Nagatomo into the ropes and hits her with an elbow. Ogura gets back u pand gets Nagatomo in a submission hold where she has her arms held while in an octopus type of hold. She breaks the hold and whips Nagatomo into the ropes but Nagatomo catches her by the hair and slams her down. She does it a second time and follows with a dropkick. Nagatomo goes for a pin but Ogura reverses it. They get near the ropes and have to break.

Nagatomo gets Ogura gain in a side headlock. Ogura picks her up and places her on the mat shoulders-first for a pin attempt. They struggle on the mat with Ogura finally getting Nagatomo in a headscissors. Nagatomo escapes and whips Ogura into the ropes again but Ogura reverses and goes for a pin. Nagatomo kicks out. Ogura takes over in the match. She slams Nagatomo and follows with a rolling senton on her. She gets her with a second one. Ogura slams Nagatomo and tries to force the pin on her but Nagatomo escapes.

They do some matwork with Nagatomo getting Ogura in a side headlock. Back u pand Nagatomo gets in a few more dropkicks at Ogura. She slams Ogura and again goes for the pin but Ogura bridges up to stop the pin attempt. Bodyscissors by Nagatomo on Ogura. Ogura breaks out and gets Nagatomo in a half crab. Inside cradle for a near fall by Nagatomo surprises Ogura who kicks out. Backdrop by Ogura followed by a pin attempt and she is able to keep Nagatomo’s shoulders on the mat to get the win!

WINNER: Yumi Ogura

Yumi Ogura vs. Mika Komatsu in the All Japan Women Jr. Title Tournament Final

Taped 4/6/1985

They both attempt dropkicks at the same time. Komatsu whips Ogura into the ropes and they both attempt dropkicks at the same time again. Ogura gets going and elbows Komatsu and follows with a slam. She gets Komatsu in a reverse chinlock. Armdrag into an armlock by Ogura. Komatsu escapes with a headscissors.

They both exchange chops. Komatsu punches at Ogura’s mid-section. Ogura attacks her right leg. Ankle lock by Ogura. Komatsu gets Ogura in a body scissors. She gets up and whips Ogura into the ropes and gets her with a headbutt. She follows with a backdrop for a near fall but Ogura’s quickly back up and gets Komatsu in a front facelock. Bodyscissors by Ogura but Komatsu gets up and tries to get in a pinning position. They break away and Komatsu slams Ogura and gets another near fall.

Komatsu attacks Ogura’s left leg. She slams Ogura down on the mat and goes for another pin but Ogura kicks out. Komatsu continues to attack Ogura’s left leg. She punches at her knee. Hiptoss into the corner by Komatsu and she stomps on Ogura. Ogura falls to the outside. She returns to the ring and they have a test of strength with Ogura knocking Komatsu down and following with several slaps to the face! Komatsu slaps back and they have a bit of a brawl in the ring which gets the crowd excited.

Ogura whips Komatsu into the ropes and catches her with a leg whip. Komatsu is bleeding from her nose! Ogura sits on top of her trying to get her to submit. She whips her into the ropes again but Komatsu surprises her with a monkey flip. She regains control of the match. Ogura surprises her with a pin attempt off a whip into the ropes. Ogura slams Komatsu and goes for the pin but Komatsu bridges out.

More blood across Komatsu’s face as her nose continues to bleed. Ogura slaps her face and screams. Komatsu escapes a hold by Ogura and starts to bite at her face while keeping her in a leglock. She stomps on her and then slams Ogura. Komatsu punches at Ogura. They continue to beat on each other. Ogura drags Komatsu to the outside and tosses her into the chairs.

They both get back in the ring. Ogura whips Komatsu into the ropes but they bump into each other and land on the mat. Komatsu gets Ogura in a bodyscissors. They pull at each other’s hair. Referee warns both. Ogura picks up Komatsu and slams her into the mat. Komatsu knocks down Ogura a few times. She gets her with a headbutt to the mid-section a few times. Follows with a few slams and a suplex. Ogura and Komatsu reverse pin attempts.

Komatsu gets Ogura in an armbar and bridges her over her knee. She slams her down and stomps on Ogura a few times. Forearms to Ogura’s chest. Komatsu whips Ogura into the ropes but Ogura leapfrogs over her and gets a cradle for a near fall. Leg whip by Ogura followed by a senton for the pin! Yumi Ogura wins the All Japan Women Jr. Title!

WINNER: Yumi Ogura

Itsuki Yamazaki vs. Yukari Omori

Taped 4/6/1985

Omori drops Yamazaki quickly but Yamazaki uses her speed and is back up and on the attack. Yamazki goes for a leglock on Omori. She whips Omori into the ropes and catches her with a dropkick. Splash by Yamazaki and she goes for a pin but Omori escapes. Front facelock submission by Yamazaki turns into a bodyscissors on Omori. Omori shoves Yamazaki down and then reverses it into a leglock of her own. She tries for a bow and arrow submission but Yamazaki escapes.

Headscissors by Omori but that gets reversed by Yamazaki. Yamazaki works on Omori’s legs. She stomps on Omori’s right leg. Yamazaki keeps Omori on the mat and focuses her attack on her legs. More kicks by Yamazaki. Omori with a surprise roll-up for a pin attempt. Some mat work by both women. Yamazaki back on offense and keeps Omori on the mat. Ankle lock by Yamazaki. She kicks at Omori a little more.

Yamazaki takes Omori to the outside and tosses her into the chairs. They both get back in the ring and Yamazaki gets Omori in a wristlock and she also bites her wrist! She’s focusing on the right wrist that is taped so that was apparently an injury. Yamazaki stands on her hand and stomps on it. Omori knocks her off but Yamazaki is able to armdrag her back down to the mat and continues to go after the right wrist.

Yamazaki stands on Omori’s right wrist. She whips Omori into the ropes but Omori counters with a side slam. Omori whips Yamazaki a few times into the ropes and knocks her down. She picks Yamazaki up and places her on the top rope and then powerslams her down onto the mat for a near fall. Yamazaki reaches the ropes.

Abdominal stretch by Omori. She whips Yamazaki into the ropes and picks her up and slams her down onto the mat. She does it a second time which gets the crowd screaming loudly. Omori picks up Yamazaki and goes for a piledriver! She goes for the pin but Yamazaki bridges out of the pin attempt. They both go back to the outside. Yamazaki gets slammed into the table and then tossed into the ring post.

They both get back in the ring. Test of strength with the fans screaming “Itsuki”! They break away and Yamazaki climbs to the top rope and hits a reverse dropkick on Omori. She goes for a second but Omori moves. Yamazaki switches it over into a sunset flip for a pin attempt but Omori kicks out. Yamazaki then gets Omori in an octopus submission hold. Omori breaks out. Omori gets Yamazaki off the ropes and gets her onto her shoulders and climbs to the middle rope and goes for a fall-away Samoan drop.

Yamazaki rolls to the outside of the ring. Omori tries to slam her into the ring post but Yamazaki blocks it and sends Omori into the turnbuckles. Yamazaki climbs to the top rope and misses a dropkick! Omori goes for La Tapatia! Yamazaki tries to fight her off. Omori gets her in La Tapatia! Omori wins via submission!

WINNER: Yukari Omori

SHOW THOUGHTS: Excellent episode! Great fast-paced action especially from the 2nd and 3rd match. Ogura was pretty great in both her matches. Ogura’s second match had a lot more intensity in it while the first felt like it was a more technical type of match. Really liked the closing minutes of the Yamazaki vs. Omori match and how it ended with La Tapatia.

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