GAEA JAPAN- WE ARE GAEA JAPAN!:
(Nov. 2nd 1996, Singapore Indoor Stadium)
* And we have more GAEA Japan! Except… this is from Singapore? Unfortunately, despite this being a very big deal for the promotion, this is clipped and is missing several matches. Like, this is the first time we see real TITLE BELTS in this promotion and it’s 14-16-minute matches cut by half so they fit in 10-minute YouTube videos. This sees the creation of the AAAW World Title, the principal belt of GAEA Japan, as Chigusa Nagayo takes on her ancient rival, Devil Masami. Also being defended are the AAAW Jr. Heavyweight Tag Titles, as OZ Academy takes on the GAEA golden rookies, Meiko & Kato.
Matches We Miss:
TOSHIE UEMATSU d. MAIKO MATSUMOTO (12:36): That sounds horrifically long given how Maiko is BRAND-NEW.
BOMBER HIKARI d. MAKIE NUMAO (13:49): The weak midcarder of GAEA beats the Kicky Rookie. Said to have “stupid comedy and poor transitions” by Mike Lorefice.
KAORU & RINA ISHII d. CHIHIRO NAKANO & TOSHIE UEMATSU (14:49): Not much is said about this. KAORU is the only elder so obviously her team won.
AKIRA HOKUTO vs. SAKURA HIROTA:
* LOL that sneaky Chigusa. Giving us back AKIRA HOKUTO and her first match back is fighting the pink-clad rookie dingus Sakura Hirota. Poor Sakura gets the rub of being demolished by Aja & Akira within a few months of each other. Akira’s in her very complex green gear- pretty well the outfit she’d wear in WCW as well (complete with the gas mask). The crowd actually pops big just for that reveal.