Bea Priestley & Shoko Nakajima vs. Britt Baker & Riho.
Nakajima was wearing the Tokyo Joshi Championship. Priestley wore the World of STARDOM Championship. Nakajima and Baker started out. They talked about Nakajima’s love of monster movies and how she compares herself to Anguirus, a big Godzilla ally. Shout out to everyone at the G-Fest in Chicago this weekend, by the way. She kept avoiding Baker and keeping her off-balance before taking her down with a shoulderblock.
Priestley tagged in for the first time and sent Baker into the turnbuckles. Baker avoided her and rolled her up for a two count. Baker tried to tag out to the wrong partner. Whoops! Riho finally tagged in but was almost immediately caught and slammed by Priestley. Riho’s arm was stomped upon and she then had her arm wrenched in an armbar. Riho made it to the ropes. Nakajima tagged in and continued the assault on Riho’s arm. Priestley tagged back and in and drilled Riho with big right forearms. Priestley and Nakajima worked over Riho. Britt tried to help but was held back by the referee, allowing Riho to be worked over and beaten down.
Nakajima drilled Riho’s head into the mat over and over. Riho came back with a backdrop. Baker tagged in and drilled Nakajima over the back. Nakajima reversed a suplex attempt into a neckbreaker. Nakajima went to the top and nailed a missile dropkick, but sent Baker into her own corner. Riho tagged in and began cleaning house. Riho worked over Nakajima and nailed Priestley outside on the apron. Riho nailed a 619 on Nakajoma and attempted a Northern Lights suplex. Riho went for another 619 but Priestley kicked her in the face.
Everyone battled. It settled down into Baker and Priestley finally facing off. The crowd popped for this. They went back and forth drilling each other before brawling in the center of the ring. Baker went for a Fisherman’s suplex but Priestley avoided it. They battled into the corner. Priestley nailed a springboard into a knee strike for a two count. It didn’t look pretty but as they say, it was effective. Baker nailed a superkick and a butterfly suplex for a two count. They all turned on the athleticism with lots of hot action and a few dives.
Baker caught Priestley with a DDT off the ropes and Riho covered her for a two count. Nakajima drilled Riho with a running forearm but was caught with a knee strike and a Northern Lights suplex that would have made Hiroshi Hase for a two count. Lots of near falls. Nakajima missed a big senton off the top but Nakajima scored the pin with a rana into a pinning combination.
Your winners, Bea Priestley and Shoko Nakajima!
A very good tag team match where everyone had their moment to shine. Athletically, it was a very good match and if the idea is to build the women as the modern day version of the old WCW Cruiserweight division, this was a great sampling of that.
Priestley and Baker got into it briefly after the match.
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