The Hana Kimura Memorial Event took place on Saturday, May 22, 2021, live from Tokyo's legendary Korakuen Hall. It is available to purchase on Fite TV with all proceeds going to Kyoko Kimura, Hana’s mother.
It was exactly one year ago that the 22-year old star sadly passed away. 'Matane,' the name given to the event, is an informal goodbye akin to 'see you later.'
Full results and highlights from the show can be seen below.
Hana Kimura Memorial "MATANE" (5/22)
- Hana's favorite musician, DJ Yamamura, performed.
- A display was laid out that showed several pieces of gear from throughout Hana's career.
- 'Super Ref' Keigo Yoshino shared some words.
- Jungle Kyona came out to the Tokyo Cyber Squad theme and spoke.
- Ilk Park did a dance number to a song by AWANIKO, the idol group Hana performed in.
- MATCH: HUB, Shisaou, & Eisa8 defeated Shota, FUMA, & Mil Mongoose.
- Ram Kaicho won the All-Star Battle Royal.
- ASUKA, Syuri, Natsupoi, & Mio Momono defeated Kagetsu, Hazuki, Konami, & Death Yama-san.
- ASUKA defeated Kagetsu.
- Kyoko appeared in the ring with a portrait of Hana. They did the Tokyo Cyber Squad pose. "Yes sir!" closed the live portion of the show.
- A fifteen-minute video package in remembrance of Hana played highlighting her entire career.
- Following a moment of silence, Kyona performed a ten-bell salute.
- A series of video tributes, the first of which was from TAJIRI.
- Video clips of performers (who were and weren't at the show) saying 'Matane,' including Keiji Mutoh and Kenny Omega, were shown.
- The final image was Kyoko saying "Matane" followed by "We love Hana, Hana loves everyone."
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