Hana Kimura Memorial "Bagus!" results from Tokyo, Japan 🇯🇵 at Korakuen Hall on 5/23/22 live on FITE:
This is the second annual event to honor Hana Kimura who passed away on May 23, 2020 at the age of 22. Today's roster is made up of talent from All Japan Pro Wrestling, Sendai Girls, DDT, NOAH, OZ Academy, Pro Wrestling WAVE, STARDOM, BASARA, Choco Pro, PURE-J, 666, Okinawa Pro Wrestling, NOMADS', and freelancers.
Kyoko Kimura came to the ring to address the crowd and she brought out STARDOM's KAIRI who will be doing guest commentary. Kimura said so many things have happen over the last two years but whenever she thinks of Hana she only thinks of positive vibes. KAIRI asked the crowd to applaud Kyoko and said we are all here for Hana today. The roster surrounded the ring and a moment of silence was held.
Kenoh (NOAH) pinned Menus~re Oyaji (aka AJPW's Black Menso~re) after the PFS in 7:04.
The Tag Team Battle Royal is next. Pins, submissions, and over the top rope are the rules for the eliminations.
Mika Iwata and Chihiro Hashimoto (Sendai Girls) won the Battle Royal in 27:03 over Seigo Tachibana (freelancer) and Shotaro Ashino (AJPW), Hiroyo Matsumoto and DASH Chisako (Sendai Girls), Hanako Nakamori (PURE-J) and Tsubasa Kuragaki (OZ Academy), Banana Senga and Tsutomu Oosugi (BASARA), Fuminori Abe (BASARA) and Munenori Sawa (freelancer), Shisaou and HUB (Okinawa Pro Wrestling), Cherry (freelancer) and Masahiro Takanashi (DDT), Super Delfin (Okinawa Pro Wrestling) and Miyuki Takase (NOMADS'), Yuko Miyamoto (666) and Yuki Miyazaki (WAVE), Ryo Mizunami (freelancer) and Koji Kanemoto.
Jungle Kyona came out for her match. She was dressed in her old Tokyo Cyber Squad gear. This is her first match since October 2020 because of injuries. She officially left STARDOM in September 2021. She said she wants a match against Kyoko Kimura (who has been working right at ringside during the whole show). Kyoko debated the challenge but then agreed. She said her body was falling apart which is why she retired from pro wrestling. Kyoko had Yu Ishino (the former Kagetsu) come out to speak while she ran to the back to get ready for the match.
Jungle Kyona pinned Kyoko Kimura after a lariat in 11:23. Yu Ishino stayed at ringside and interfered a bit to try and help Kimura. After the match, Kyona spoke to the crowd. She said it has been a long journey but she is finally back. She was glad that she was able to make her return here at this event and in a match with Kyoko.
Kyuusei Hana Kimura (Sakura Hirota cosplaying as Hana Kimura) vs. Saori Anou, Kaori Yoneyama, and mystery person is up next.
Sakura Hirota pinned Anou and Yoneyama at the same time. Aja Kong came out as the mystery person. The look on Hirota's face was priceless. Kong pinned her after a hard slap to the face in 14 seconds. Hirota asked for a rematch as Kong was walking back to the locker room. Kong turned around to honor the request. She pinned Hirota again after the brain buster in 4:51.
Hirota was about to leave the ring but STARDOM's Rina came out to challenge her. Hana Kimura was her hero.
Rina submitted Sakura Hirota in 7:28 to the Hydrangea which was the hold that Hana used. Rina has been using it at times in STARDOM. She cut a brief promo after and said she will always love Hana. They did the Oedo Tai spot in the match where other people interfere on the ring to use their foot to choke people on the ropes. Kyoko Kimura and Yu Ishino did it against Rina to help Hirota. Starlight Kid later helped Rina do it to Hirota.
Syuri (STARDOM) pinned VENY (freelancer) after the Syu-Sekai in 17:46. Syuri said she was thankful to be on the show and thanked VENY (aka ASUKA) for the match. She said Hana is probably looking on and laughing. The roster came out to surround the ring once more as Kyoko joined Syuri and VENY in the ring with another tribute to Hana.
A music video played showing several pictures of Hana going back to when she was a baby leading into tons of footage of her pro wrestling career. Countless wrestlers including Kris Wolf and Thunder Rosa sent in videos saying "Bagus!"