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[2001-03-08-Jd'] Sumie Sakai vs Megumi Yabushita

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This was a great match from two completely random names. I really like the Sumi Sakai from around this period that I've seen, as she was really using her judo and mostly dumping opponents on their heads with uncooperative throws before killing them off with nasty judo chokes, but the roles were kind of reversed here, Yabushita was a lunatic always fighting for armbars and constantly attempting to rip off Sakai's arm. Match was worked kind of like a juniorish BattlARTS match, with the junior stuff being cool, they had some cool ways around springboard moves, nice unpredictable flying armbars, also Sakai has this cool Yakushuji style headscissor to the floor. Match gets really great once the fatigue kicks in, as Sakai's arm starts to become dead weight, so she dumps Yabushita with some hard suplexes, which Yabushita sells suprisingly great (considering how suplexes are usually sold in joshi), and always going back to the arm, until Sakai catches one of her many attempts and kills her off Fuchi style. Pretty great stuff and something I'd easily rate ahead of many joshi "classics".

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Well, it was kind of a very late "classic" for the zombie promotions era of the early 00's I do think, but we were very few to still watch and pimp Jd' at that time. I was a huge Yabushita fan back then, and Sakai was quite the worker too. The fact you mention them as "random name" sadly shows how much this little promotion has been overlooked all the time, while the mediocre GAEA stuff was recieving all the attention and pimping by boring people, as Sakai & Yabushita were everything but random names. Hell, throw in Miss Naomi Kato aka Da Bloody, and you get a trio of cult favourites.

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I was looking through JD'/Yoshimoto Pro match lists, and there are def. a lot of interesting match ups featuring Sakai, Yabushita and (my new secret favourite) Hiromi Yagi. I am def. going to obtain more of this stuff. Of course, it would also help a lot if some old joshi superfan came out and uploaded a bulk of cult joshi to the Real Hero archive or something. Seems that JD' gets a bad rep for the "athress" thing.

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Watch any Yagi you can from 90's JWP also then. Yagi was great.

 

Seems that JD' gets a bad rep for the "athress" thing.

 

It only killed my interest in the promotion for me, pretty quickly.

 

(but we got some "interesting" gang bang video at the end I guess, way before Chyna did one (if you don't know what I'm talking about, you probably don't need to know))

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