Hana Kimura Memorial Show “MATANE” Results 5/23/21
Hana Kimura Memorial Show “MATANE” results from Tokyo, Japan 🇯🇵 at Korakuen Hall on 5/23/21 live on Tiget https://tiget.net/events/130234 and simulcast on FITE TV:
This was very emotionally hard to watch a year after Hana Kimura’s death. The first forty minutes or so was a nice memorial ceremony with tributes to her. Jungle Kyona came out in a formal outfit to address the crowd and share memories. She’s still out of action with an injury.
HUB, Eisa8, and Shisaou beat FUMA, Mil Mongoose ,and Shota when HUB pinned Mongoose in 15:57.
Ram Kaicho won the Rumble Style Battle Royal. She cut a promo in the ring afterwards and paid tribute to Kimura. CIMA, DASH Chisako, Chihiro Hashimoto, Cherry, Fuminori Abe, Super Delfin, Lingerie Muto, Yuko Miyamoto, Hanako Nakamori, Mika Iwata, Andras Miyagi, Masato Tanaka, Jun Kasai, Jinsei Shinzaki, and Gabai Ji-Chan were among the several others in the match. Time of the fall was 30:05.
HAZUKI and Kagetsu are coming out of retirement to be part of the main event. HAZUKI’s last match was in December 2019 for STARDOM. Kagetsu retired in February 2020 on a show that she promoted herself.
ASUKA, Syuri, NatsuPoi, and Mio Momono beat Kagetsu, HAZUKI, Konami, and Death Yama-san when ASUKA pinned HAZUKI in 15:54. Kyoko Kimura was at ringside and tried to help her Oedo Tai friends out during the match. This all led to an impromptu singles main event match with Kagetsu vs. ASUKA.
ASUKA pinned Kagetsu with a Northern Lights Bomb in 14:16.
Kyoko got in the ring with ASUKA and Kagetsu and they gave a salute for Hana. A video package played with highlights of her life. Jungle Kyona ran the bell for the 10-bell salute. Kyoko stood in the ring while holding a picture of Hana. Video message from several wrestlers played that included TAJIRI, Leyla Hirsch, Thunder Rosa, Hikaru Shida, Session Moth Martina, Kenny Omega, Keiji Muto, Io Shirai, Kairi Sane,and Meiko Satomura.