Manami Toyota Retired Last Night

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Manami Toyota Retired Last Night

Post by cero2k » Nov 3rd, '17, 08:08

Toyota ran a 50 person (yes, bot men and women) gauntlet last night for about 50 minutes for her retirement match, show was at Osanbashi Hall


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Re: Manami Toyota Retired Last Night

Post by cero2k » Nov 10th, '17, 10:21

from reddit
In the final show of her career, Manami Toyota wrestled in fifty-one matches

Granted most of them were a minute or less, but still quite a feat.

MANAMI TOYOTA FAREWELL SHOW

NOVEMBER 3, 2017 - YOKOHAMA OSANBASHI HALL - 650 SELLOUT

Mayumi Ozaki & Yumi Oka & Maya Yukihi & Alex Lee defeated Toyota in a four-on-one handicap match via count out in 3:00

ONE MINUTE TIME LIMIT MATCHES

Toyota pinned Tequila Saya in :31 with a moonsault
Hamuko Hoshi & Mochi Miyagi defeated Toyota in a handicap match in :54
Toyota drew Meiko Satomura 1:00
Toyota defeated Emi Sakura via camel clutch submission in :54
Toyota drew Rina Yamashita 1:00
Toyota drew Tsubasa Kuragaki 1:00
Toyota drew Akino 1:00
Toyota drew Risa Sera 1:00
Toyota drew Drake Morimatsu 1:00
Toyota drew Cherry 1:00
Toyota pinned Aoi Kizuki with the Japanese Ocean Queen Bee bomb in :48
Toyota drew Yuki Miyazaki 1:00
Bolshoi Kid pinned Toyota with a schoolboy in :25
Toyota drew Kyusei Sakumi Toyota and Gami Toyota in a handicap match 1:00
Toyota pinned Kaori Yoneyama :32
Toyota drew Sonoko Kato 1:00
Toyota drew Leon 1:00
Toyota drew Yu Yamagata 1:00
Toyota drew Asuka (neither Lioness Asuka nor the WWE wrestler of the same name) 1:00
Toyota pinned Kaho Kobayashi with Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex :59
Toyota drew Hikaru Shida 1:00
Toyota drew Hiroyo Matsumoto 1:00
Toyota drew Ayako Hamada 1:00
Chikayo Nagashima pinned Toyota with rolling cradle :59
Toyota drew Ikuto Hidaka (male wrestler) 1:00
Toyota drew Papilon Akemi 1:00
Gabai Ji-Chan (male wrestler) beat Toyota via count out :57
Toyota drew Kanjyuro Matsuyama 1:00
Toyota pinned Kid with a kick to the face in :07
Toyota drew Antonio Koinoki (male gimmick wrestler) 1:00
Toyota pinned Otokozakari :39
Toyota pinned Isami Kodaka (male wrestler) with Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex :48
Ryuji Ito (male wrestler) beat Toyota with a dragon suplex on a barbed wire board :57
Toyota drew Carlos Amano 1:00
Toyota drew Mima Shimoda 1:00
Toyota drew Itzuki Yamazaki 1:00
Toyota pinned Bull Nakano withy a schoolboy in :33
Toyota pinned Chigusa Nagayo with a crossbody off the top in :42
Toyota drew Jaguar Yokota 1:00
Toyota drew Mariko Yoshida 1:00
Nanae Takahashi pinned Toyota with a Japanese Ocean Queen Bee bomb in :55
Toyota drew Kaoru 1:00
Kaoru Ito pinned Toyota with a double foot stomp off the top rope :41
Toyota drew Tomoko Watanabe 1:00
Toyota drew Takako Inoue 1:00
Yumiko Hotta pinned Toyota in :52
Toyota drew Kyoko Inoue 1:00

NO TIME LIMIT MATCHES
Toyota pinned Tsukasa Fujimoto with a Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex in 7:02
Toyota pinned Tsukasa Fujimoto with a Japanese Ocean Queen Bee Bomb in 3:44
Tsukasa Fujimoto pinned Toyota with a Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex in 5:52

Dave goes on to note that:
Most of the matches were draws. The theme of the show was in most cases, the matches she won were using her trademark moves, and the few matches she lost, at least the ones to women, were women who for the most part beat her with her own moves, with the story being they learned from her and are the new generation of stars heavily influenced by watching her.

After she had wrestled 48 short matches, most with one minute time limits, Toyota brought out Fujimoto as opponent No. 49, for a no time limit match. Toyota won the match with a Japanese Ocean Cyclone suplex in 7:02. Toyota then said that Fujimoto had vowed to beat her before she retired, and failed to do so, and went to give her one more chance. Toyota won that match again with a Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex in 3:44. Toyota called it a lesson and said that sometimes what you want doesn’t come easy. Finally, in match No. 51, Fujimoto pinned Toyota with her own Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex in 5:52. Toyota was then happy to retire, allowing Fujimoto to keep her word.

This bit concluded a longer write-up on the career and historical impact of Manami Toyota, which is quite the read and highly recommended. A few more notes on Toyota:

She's the youngest wrestler to ever be voted into the Observer Hall of Fame at 31 years old

Only two women's matches have ever been voted Match of the Year—Manami Toyota was in both of them

Had no athletic background when she had her first wrestling tryout at 15 years old. At age 18, she became the AJW champion

The following year, she won the Japan Grand Prix tournament, the G-1 Climax of AJW. She would go on to win the Grand Prix four times in her career, more than anyone else in history

Won the tag team tournament five times, also the all-time record. She won the tournament with five different tag partners
Had two five star matches on the same show, during the tag team tournament finals. December 10, 1993
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Re: Manami Toyota Retired Last Night

Post by cero2k » Nov 10th, '17, 10:21

I wonder how Quackenbush felt for not being invited
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