Ringbelles Retro: FIVE FRIGGIN’ STARS
This week’s Retro doesn’t need much build-up. It was match 16 of 23 at the massive, 10-hour long All Japan Women Big Egg Wrestling Universe held at the Tokyo Dome in front of 32,000 fans on November 20, 1994, and was Aja Kong meeting Manami Toyota in the first round of the V*TOP Five Star Tournament. Dave Meltzer at the Wrestling Observer gave the match a rare five star rating – though even though the top mark is seldom given, it was Toyota’s second perfect match of the year – the first was on August 24 against Kyoko Inoue. In total, Toyota had ten matches rated five stars, while Kong enjoyed two.
Both women will be part of this weekend’s JoshiMania events (December 2nd in Philadelphia, PA, December 3rd in Everett, MA & December 4th in Manhattan, NY). If you have the chance to see these two joshi legends in action, do so. It will be the treat of all treats.
Click after the jump for the match.