Manami Toyota vs Kaori Yoneyama – Oz Academy (06/26/2016)

Alexandra: An easy to watch, fun opening match featuring comedic moments. Match starts with Kaori encouraging a crowd “Kaori” chant which becomes “Toyota” , much to the dismay of Kaori. A height and lack of strength gags were sprinkled into this bout. All the moves were well executed and never felt clunky, transitions were all smooth and nothing felt forced. This isn’t a match you’ll revisit, Toyota played the relaxed veteran to Kaori’s funny woman, they got the crowd warmed up and didn’t have a stinker. (**3/4)