Twin Towers (Shuji Ishikawa & Kohei Sato) & Yuko Miyamoto vs Team Yamato (Daichi Hashimoto & Kazuki Hashimoto) & Hideki Suzuki
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Miyamoto and Daichi start us off with some chaining, and man, it’s hard to tell what looks worse: Daichi’s skinnyfat body, or Yuko’s mustache. Suzuki comes in when Daichi powders, and Yuko gets a big dive on him, and everybody starts brawling on the outside. K-Hash and Sato kick each other a bunch in a matchup I want to see more. The big lads toss Daichi back inside and work him over pretty hard. Gotta stretch Hash’s kid to make sure he grows up to be great. Suzuki eventually gets tagged in and stretches out Sato, but Shuji makes the save, allowing Sato to tag out to Yuko, who gets some big spots on Suzuki. Fun little abdominal stretch spot leads to the young guys getting tandem submissions on the older guys, and isolating Yuko, who is able to outmaneuver Daichi. Big lads work over Daichi again, and he makes a comeback with a spinning heel kick and tags out to K-Hash. K-Hash goes at Shuji in another matchup I want to see more, and Team Yamato kick him a lot. Big ol’ German suplex from Suzuki on Shuji, followed up by a shining wizard and PK from Los Yamatos, but Sato breaks up the pin. K-Hash goes for some fireman’s carry thing on the big man, and gets him up, but Shuji wriggles off and gives him a headbutt that puts both men down. Sato gives K-Hash a Falcon Arrow and Yuko hits a moonsault, and the Twin Towers get some kneelifts and tandem elbow strikes before Daichi breaks up the pin. A PK from Shuji on K-Hash gets a two count, and his big thunder fire powerbomb picks up the win. Not a bad match, nothing great, especially considering the talent involved, but a totally serviceable match. Watch it if you like this style.