9/1 Ice Ribbon Results (Updated)
Ice Ribbon ran their usual Saturday event today, results from the Ice Ribbon School via Battle News:
They claimed 500,000,085 paid (super super super super full gratitude new school record bill stop and then some…haha). Seriously. (Update: According to the new official Ice Ribbon news/results blog run by Tsukasa Fujimoto-see below-they actually claimed only 85 paid)
Hailey Hatred & Kurumi beat Hiroyo Matsumoto & Meari Naito in 12:43. Kurumi pinned Naito.
Shu Shibutani beat Miyako Matsumoto in 6:30.
Cherry & Maki Narumiya beat Hikaru Shida & Tsukushi in 12:17. Cherry pinned Tsukushi after Spring Night Love.
Tsukasa Fujimoto beat Riho in 12:42.
After the main event there was a bit of sad news to pass along…Riho is leaving Ice Ribbon after the 9/23 Korakuen. Part of the reason is apparently Riho is about to take her high school entrance exams, so it’s time to focus on that, but at some point she also plans to join the new promotion in Thailand that her “wrestling mother-in-law”, Emi Sakura, is planning to start up at some point. Obviously was a tough decision as Riho said in the post-event roundtable that she wanted to continue wrestling. After this announcement, special ring announcer for the day Aoi Kizuki came in and asked to be part of Riho’s final Ice Ribbon match. Agreed. So it will be Riho vs. Aoi Kizuki on 9/23 in Riho’s final Ice Ribbon match. After this, Fujimoto ended the event by putting Riho over as “the sun of Ice Ribbon” and saying that Riho is Ice Ribbon and vice versa. That is true considering Riho has really grown up in the ring over the last 4-5 years. The show will go on but it won’t be the same without Riho…
Also of note, Tsukasa Fujimoto has created and will be running a new blog created for posting Ice Ribbon news, upcoming cards and event results. The blog wil be in Japanese. Check it out at this URL:
UPDATE: One other news item I caught on the new blog just now from earlier in the week: ICEx60 Singles Champion Hikaru Shida vs. Mio Shirai for the title is set for 9/23. Also added is GAMI, Yumi Ohka & Ryo Mizunami vs. Maki Narumiya, Hamuko Hoshi & TBA.