May 23, 2021 by gorillapressonline
It has been a full year since Hana Kimura took her own life because of cyberbullying, a wasted talent who was always happy to be in the ring and around fans.
A special memorial show took place from the legendary Korakuen Hall in Japan and it was a stacked card and a perfect celebration of her life.
You can still watch the show on Fite and all the proceeds go to Hana Kimura’s mother Kyoko.
Spoilers for the Show ahead.
Cheeseburger was on the English commentary team and he told some lovely stories about his time spent with Hana Kimura, He also explained the shows title “Matane” is an informal way of saying goodbye.
Wrestlers from all the companies that she worked for in her career were on display and there was plenty of different styles of wrestling on offer so there is something for everyone in this show. Deathmatch legend Jun Kasai entered the All Star Battle Royal in a fun spot with everyone scattering out of the ring apart from Mika Iwata who is a superfan and wanted an autograph!!
There was a fantastic 8 man tag team match full of Hana’s real life friends and team-mates who all put on one hell of a match seek this out if you can.
It was nice to see some of her Ring Gear on display and see her WRESTLE-1 entrance video shown.
Kyoko Kimura closed the show standing in the ring with a portrait of Hana and did the Tokyo Cyber Squad pose, which was followed by a great video package showcasing her talent and career from start to finish.
ASUKA( VENY to AEW fans) stole the show in an excellent Singles match in the main event against Kagetsu.
- Six Man Tag Match: Eisa8 & Shisaou Def. FUMA, Mill Mongoose & Shota
- Battle Royal: Ram Kaicho won the battle Royal.
Battle Royal Eliminations:
- Aiger, Andras Miyagi, Onryo & Yusuke Kodama Eliminate Moeka Haruhi
- Aiger & Onryo are next out.
- Gabai Ji-Chan Eliminates Andras Miyagi
- Gabai Ji-Chan is Eliminated next
- Super Delfin Elim. Menso-Re Oyaji
- Super Delfin is next out.
- Hana-Chan & Lingerie Muto Are eliminated next
- Miyuki Takase is next
- Chihrio Hashimoto & shotaro Ashino are gone next
- Masato Tanaka Eliminates Hagane Shinnou
- Tanaka takes out Yusuke Kodama next
- Cherry is elim next
- Banana Senga & Tsuomu Oosugi take out Jinsei Shinzaki
- then are both eliminated themselves
- CIMA eliminates Fuminori Abe
- Jun Kasai Eliminates DASH Chisako
- Jun Kasai & Mika Iwata team up to take out Yuko Miyamoto
- Mika Iwata turns on Jun Kasai and eliminates him!!
- CIMA & Masato Tanaka Eliminate Mika Iwata
- Ram Kaicho gets the double elimination on CIMA & Tanaka to win the battle royal at just over 30 min mark.
- Eight Man Tag Match: ASUKA(VENY), Mio Momono, Natsupoi & Syuri Def. Odeo Tai (Hazuki &Kagetsu) & Tokyo Cyber Squad (Death Yama-San & Konami)
- ASUKA (VENY) Def. Kagestu
If anyone is struggling with Cyberbullies there are a number of places that can help; please don’t suffer in silence and contact friends, family or loved ones at the earliest opportunity. It may be the hardest thing to do admitting you are struggling but it is worth it in the long run.
Young Minds are UK based and offer help for young people suffering with mental health issues and bullying.