The Assualt Commander taking Kid's head off
Hazuki is a badass reluctant champion trying to restore a once prestigious title back to its former glory. Starlight Kid is a promising prospect trying to prove that she isn't just the future of the company, but that she's a threat right now.
This was very good match that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of both wrestlers.
When it comes to Hazuki, she is a very polished wrestler in a lot of ways. She has intensity. She's athletic. Her strikes are great. She's a total badass capable of believably taking down much bigger opponents than her. On the negative side, she's trying to run before she can walk with her new Shooting Star Press finisher. She's attempted it twice to date. The first time was in the match where she won the title Vs Mary Apache. Hazuki barely rotated in midair and landed on her head. Thankfully she was able to walk away from that one. The second time was in this match. She messed up the rotation again. This time it looked more like a sloppy Red Arrow than a proper Shooting Star Press. I'm fairly forgiving when it comes to the impact of botches on matches, but the finish is often is often the spot that has the longest lasting impression on the audience and the botch ruined the finish. Besides the poor form, Hazuki took a long time to work herself up to doing the move as Kid waited dead beneath her for several seconds.
Starlight Kid's nickname of "The Genius Girl" is fitting. She's very good at the mental aspect of wrestling such as pacing matches. Almost like a mirror image of Hazuki, her weakness is more on the physical aspect of wrestling. Her strikes sometimes look weak. For example, she threw a great sounding slap during a comeback, but then followed it up with a series of slaps that didn't look good. One was enough. Also, there are moves in her regular move-set that require too much cooperation from her opponents. For example, she sometimes attempts a code red that needs her opponent to stand in place in almost a seated position for several seconds while Kid tries the move. The results aren't smooth.
I think I'm sounding more negative than I mean to sound. This was a good match, and I enjoyed it. The above average fast pace of the match felt right for a High-Speed Title match. Hazuki has always comes across like a badass. Which works well for a champion. Kid is a great babyface underdog. Overall, the match worked. Some flaws kept it from being a “must watch” type of match, but I also fully believe that both Hazuki and Starlight Kid will outgrow those flaws sooner rather than later. They will probably face each other one on one again in the next couple of years, and it wouldn't surprise me if their next match is even better.
Hazuki picked up the victory with the Shooting Star Press.