Welcome back to 31 Days of Deathmatches Volume 2. The second edition of the annual deathmatch advent calendar put together by yours truly. Each day we will open another bloody door on the calendar and explore another deathmatch until we hit Halloween. We’re going to explore a ton of different companies, wrestlers, and stipulations as the days go on with a few surprises here and there. So, strap in as we prepare for another round of blood, broken glass, and barbed-wire on our road of deathmatches.

So, Yuko Miyamoto gets to enjoy a double feature as he was a part of this hectic intergender tag deathmatch that also featured deathmatch icon Jun Kasai and STARDOM stand-outs Konami and Kagetsu way back in 2016. This is quite a random one I happened to stumble across and considering the star power involved, I am quite shocked I’d never heard of it before. The ladies had brought bundles of tubes with them and seemed even more game for violence than the deathmatch stalwarts Miyamoto and Kasai. The ring announcer scarpered and the action quickly got underway.

What came next was an even bout where everyone lived to batter everyone. It embraced the intergender fighting and saw the women bring their A-game against to deathmatch veterans. Kagetsu took the first tube bump from Miyamoto and got carved up pretty badly. The blood was spilled equally as no one showed any mercy once the bell rang. Konami desperately wanted to fight Kasai and she got her wish, probably a bit more than she wished for actually as she suffered multiple cuts from his knife. Even the crowd got more into the fight than they probably wanted as brawling broke out amongst the fans. Kagetsu and Kasai punished Konami throughout the match, making her work for every move she made during the early match and gave her the full deathmatch experience. Miyamoto could only look on in horror as his partner was brutalised at the hands of this dastardly duo. Every spark of a comeback she’d show was quickly knocked out by a forearm or headbutt. She finally got her escape after tanking a bundle piledriver and dropkicking Kasai into the tubes. She finally tagged out and Miyamoto went on a rampage.

This led to an excellent exchange between Kagetsu and Miyamoto that saw her put him through a load of tubes with a Samoan Drop. He dumped her with a brainbuster and allowed Konami to get the spotlight for a little while more. They viciously kicked it out before Konami went to the tubes. They entered into a game of one-upping tube kicks and Miyamoto nailed Kagetsu with the tube double knees. This momentum wouldn’t last though as Kagetsu would reverse a bundle kick and break them right across Konami’s ribs. Kasai took the reigns and after carving himself with a tube, looked to end Konami with a brainbuster. She didn’t stay down so he went up and tried for the Pearl Harbour Splash. He missed so Miyamoto punished him with the Yankee Driver and held him in place for Konami to land a bundle Buzzsaw Kick. She tried to score the win with a Bridging Fisherman’s Suplex but Kasai kicked out and nailed her with a brutal bundle headbutt and lariat. That was followed by the Butterfly driver and Pearl Harbour Splash for the win. Konami put in one hell of a fight but the veteran overcame her assault and pulled out a victory. The moral of the story, deathmatches are fair game. Everyone is equal with a tube in their hands. Konami and Kagetsu brought their best here and got nastier than the men. Deathmatches don’t discriminate and it’s great to find an excellent example of a lesser-known intergender deathmatch. Come back tomorrow for the next deathmatch delight.

All images courtesy of Joshi City, Video courtesy of Women’s Wrestling Japan YouTube

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