Video – Pandemic Boo-Boo’s Final Match

September 17, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’20 ~WOMM (WRESTLING OF MY MIND)~”, 13/09/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
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Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa Vs Maki Itoh & Haruna Neko


Video – Nautilus Vs Eruption Tag Match

September 16, 2020

DDT “EARLY FALL ITABA SERIES”, 13/09/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
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Nautilus Vs Eruption!: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai


Dramatic Audition 2020, Pandemic Bye-Bye, Beautiful Challengers (& A Pervert), Dramatic Dreams 7

September 15, 2020

An introductory test was held at the Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo on Saturday for new students to join the DDT wrestling school. Ten participants who had applied over the summer went through the “DRAMATIC AUDITION 2020” overseen by Sanshiro Takagi, Yukinori Matsui, HARASHIMA, Makoto Oishi and Konosuke Takeshita. Normally these auditions would be done privately on a one by one basis. But this year there were so many applicants that an audition of this size was considered to be the better way to do it. The audition included physical tests, an appeal performance and also interviews. No decision has been made yet over who had passed or failed the audition but it will come soon.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LIVE WITH YOUR TIME”, 21/09/2020
Tokyo Shinagawa The Grand Hall

1. Natsumi Maki Vs Hikari Noa
2. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Mirai Maiumi & Suzume

The youngsters are getting a Princess Tag Team Titles shot. Suzume now has a finisher (the Ring A Bell RKO) and with Mirai Maiumi has begun winning tag matches. It is Suzume’s admiration of Rika Tatsumi that pushed her to make the challenge. Miu Watanabe was in that position before the first time she fought for the Tag Titles. Now she knows what it is like being on the other end.

The last show in Natsumi Maki’s contract will be a special one. She wanted one more chance to wrestle with her Pandemic Boo-Boo partner Hikari Noa. The surprise is Noa asked to wrestle against her in a singles match instead of teaming together one more time.

This is also Mina Shirakawa’s last show in Tokyo Joshi Pro but her match has not been announced yet.

GANBARE☆PRO “BAD COMMUNICATION 2020”, 06/10/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. US-Japan-Britain Super War!: Shota & HARUKAZE Vs Chris Brookes & Yuna Mizumori
2. Engraved In The Man You Admire, The Fight Of Ganpro! Special Single Match: Ken Ohka Vs Ikuto Hidaka
3. THE HALFEE Vs Beautiful Woman, Beautiful Man & A Pervert – GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Washi Sakurai (c) Vs Asuka, Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Ganpro Young General Vs Mad Dog Who Came Back!: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Kota Umeda
5. The Fate Of The Stars You Can Meet In Ganpro!: Yuna Manase Vs Takumi Iroha
6. A Burning Bond Or A Bong Thicker Than Blood!: Shinjiro Otani & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

THE HALFEE achieved their goal of winning the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles so they can defend them in Korakuen Hall. Their challengers are a trio that was recently wrapped around the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title picture. There is the champion Asuka, her recent challenger Shinichiro Tominaga and the previous champ Hagane Shinno.

Yuna Mizumori is from Gatoh Move/ChocoPro.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 7 ~KEEP IT ON YAMATO SOUL~”, 18/10/2020
Osaka City Higashisei Residents Center

1. Genius’s Song! Special 6-Man Tag Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Danshoku Dieno, Kazuki Hirata & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi
2. HarashimaUrano Vs Team Gonta-gao! Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano Vs Kengo Takai & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Izumi Kishiwada Union! The Strongest Men In Osaka Vs ALL OUT! Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Magnitude Kishiwada Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata
4. Double Main Event ~ Special Tag Match: Masato Tanaka & Shigehiro Irie Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi
5. Double Main Event ~ Special Tag Match: Yuki Ueno & HUB Vs Konosuke 5akeshita & Billy Ken Kid

Tsubasa, Kuishinbo Kamen and CIMA will be on the show.


DDT “EARLY FALL ITABA SERIES” Results

September 13, 2020

DDT “EARLY FALL ITABA SERIES”, 13/09/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
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1. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase when Takao pinned Watase with the Official Endless Waltz (10:37).
2. Akito defeated Kazuki Hirata with the Goliath Birdeater (8:24).
3. Playfulness Series Act 2: Danshoku Dieno defeated Hideki Okatani with the Gaydo Clutch (8:31).
4. Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Yukio Naya defeated HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Keigo Nakamura when Honda pinned Nakamura with the Diving Fist Drop (13:24).
5. Nautilus Vs Eruption!: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai when Ueno pinned Akai with the Frog Splash (11:39).
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata when Sasaki submitted Katsumata with the Cross Facelock (16:44).

There are two similar situations over the big title matches in DDT and Tokyo Joshi Pro. Over in TJPW, The Magical Sugar Rabbits are getting along and everything is hunky dory with them. So far in DDT the same is happening with Daisuke Sasaki and Tetsuya Endo. But a crack appeared today when Endo accidentally struck Sasaki with an Overhead Kick. They got over that bump in the road and won the match. Sasaki told Endo he has become 10 times better since the day he was picked as the No. 1 Contender. He will become 100 times better at the Nagoya show next week. By the time “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020” comes around Sasaki will be 100 million times better! Endo praised Sasaki for being in great shape but no matter how better he gets, it isn’t good enough to beat Endo right now. Sasaki said the audience knows who will win at “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020” but he got a mixed response.

The KO-D Tag Team Champions are now interested in winning the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. After Nautilus defeated two thirds of Eruption they asked if it was okay for them to make a title challenge. Kazusada Higuchi was ready to answer but Saki Akai stopped him and they left without saying a word. Yuki Ueno wondered if they needed Yukio Sakaguchi’s opinion before making a decision. Also Nautilus needs a third partner to challenge. Maybe HARASHIMA, maybe Toru Owashi, maybe even Naomichi Marufuji? Oh yeah, or maybe Kazuki Hirata. They will worry about that later. First Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura have to defend the Tag Titles against the two British guys.

Antonio Honda is confident he will win the DDT Extreme Title, because it will be interesting if he is the one to beat Shinya Aoki.

Everybody, especially Hideki Okatani, was warned that Danshoku Dieno was patiently waiting to strike at the right moment. Dieno proved this by entering the ring from another part of the room and ambushing Okatani from behind. Makoto Oishi shouted encouragement towards Okatani even when Dieno stripped Okatani down to his underwear. Oishi told Okatani not to be embarrassed when things like this happen in the ring, otherwise he will never be at the top of DDT! Oishi stripped himself down to his underwear to show there is nothing to worry about if this is the most embarrassing thing that will happen. Okatani found his courage and fought back against Dieno. Unfortunately he bumped into Yukinori Matsui and Dieno gave him a Low Blow afterward. Dieno then stole the win with the Gaydo Clutch, grabbing onto the bottom rope for leverage.

Hirata walked to the ring with a purpose today. There was no dance entrance. He instead wanted to wrestle a serious match with Akito just like they used to do when they were rookies. The current fans may not remember that Hirata can do more than a Brainbuster or that he used to wrestle the likes of Hiromu Takahashi. Akito pointed out that Takahashi’s first win was against Hirata but it’s not listed on Wikipedia at all. Hirata is upset that this fact is not part of Takahashi’s Wikipedia entry. He and Akito wrestled a serious match until Hirata used the Tegatana strike to knock out both Akito and Daisuke Kiso. Hirata was about to dance when Akito woke up and asked to join in. They danced and then Kiso got up and danced with them. Akito and Hirata shook hands and Akito turned it into the Goliath Birdeater to immediately win by tap out.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’20 ~WOMM (WRESTLING OF MY MIND)~” Results

September 13, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’20 ~WOMM (WRESTLING OF MY MIND)~”, 13/09/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
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1. Yuki Aino defeated Moka Miyamoto with the Venus DDT (5:54).
2. 3 Way Match: Shoko Nakajima defeated Yuki Kamifuku and Raku when Nakajima pinned Raku with a Cradle (9:19).
3. Maiumi Mirai & Suzume defeated Pom Harajuku & Himawari Unagi when Suzume pinned Harajuku with the Ring A Bell (9:29).
4. Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Mina Shirakawa defeated Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma & Sena Shiori when Tatsumi submitted Shiori with the Camel Clutch Dragon Sleeper (10:57).
5. Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa defeated Maki Itoh & Haruna Neko when Noa pinned Neko with the Uranage (11:53).
6. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki defeated Miyu Yamashita & Mahiro Kiryu when Sakazaki pinned Kiryu with the Magical Girl Splash (11:54).

There continues to be positive vibes flowing between The Magical Sugar Rabbits with no signs of any dissension. Mizuki is happy that the team is still wrestling together while Yuka Sakazaki points out how unusual it is for a champion and her challenger to behave this way. They hope to team up again at the next show on the 21st.

Pandemic Boo-Boo got to team up again, winning what is now confirmed to be their last tag team match together. Natsumi Maki has only one more match left in Tokyo Joshi Pro. She wanted to shake Maki Itoh’s hand after the match but Itoh gave her the middle finger instead. Maki wants to team with Noa for her final match on the 21st but Noa has a different idea. She wants to have a Pandemic Boo-Boo showdown and wrestle against Maki!

Hyper Misao asked to swap teams with Mina Shirakawa because she wanted to be on Daydream’s side. Shirakawa turned it down because she won’t have another chance to team with Daydream again.

The RKO Suzume uses as her finisher is now called the Ring A Bell.


GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HONJITSU WA SEITEN NARI 2020” Results

September 12, 2020

GANBARE☆PRO “HONJITSU WA SEITEN NARI 2020”, 12/09/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
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1. Fujita Wrestling School Lecturer Confrontation In Ganpro: Minoru Fujita defeated Shota with the Modified Samson Clutch (17:32).
2. Ishii And Katsumata Clash For The First Time In 1 Year And 5 Months! Avenge The Soccer Field At Itabashi!: Shunma Katsumata & Yuna Manase defeated Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE when Manase pinned HARUKAZE with the Suzuki Dynamic (11:50).
3. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Washi Sakurai defeated Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) when Shunosuke pinned Imanari with the PK (17:05).
*Ganpocha-gun fails in V2. THE HALFEE becomes the 23rd GWC 6-Man Tag Team Champions!
4. Ganpro Type Tag Match Style Single Match: Ikuto Hidaka (w/ Minoru Fujita) defeated Shota (w/ Hagane Shinno) with the Shawn Capture (12:02).
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Asuka (c) defeated Shinichiro Tominaga with the Moonsault Press (17:03).
*V1 for Asuka.

Asuka gained new found respect for Shinichiro Tominaga after their match. She thought he was just a salaryman with low monthly wages who couldn’t do anything. But today Tominaga showed her the true strength of the salaryman! After they shook hands, Asuka told the fans that she is now a Triple Crown champion because she currently holds the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title, the WWWD World Title from Diana and she also found her KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Title belt at her home recently. She wants to win more championships so she is now targeting the GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles! The new champions THE HALFEE came out and told Asuka she’ll need to find two partners to challenge them. Asuka said Hagane Shinno is on her team. That was news to him. She also picks Tominaga as her other partner and decided the title match will happen at Korakuen Hall on 6th October. Katsuzaki Shunosuke (Shuichiro Katsumura) admitted he wanted to be in a singles match at Korakuen but since the challenge is coming from a champion he will accept it.

Shinno was in the building because Shota wanted him in his corner for his match against Ikuto Hidaka. Hidaka had Minoru Fujita seconding him and the match allowed tags even though it was a singles match. Yasu Urano was also in Hidaka’s corner but he played no part in the match. To make things even more confusing, Hidaka and Fujita had trouble getting along so Hidaka had to wrestle the match 1 against 2 at points. He was still able to win and everyone got along in the end.

Hidaka was challenged by Ken Ohka to a match at Korakuen. He has a great admiration for Hidaka going back to watching his matches in Battlarts. Hidaka was flattered but not feeling the idea. When he had his first match in Ganbare☆Pro last month he told everyone his age is just a number and he pushed himself to be the best he could be. Meanwhile Ohka lost to Tominaga at the same show. Isn’t Ganpro supposed to be Ohka’s promotion? It doesn’t feel like it. The two argued until Fujita came out. He understands the feelings both wrestlers have which to him means it makes sense for them to fight. He made the decision that Ohka Vs Hidaka will happen at Korakuen.

THE HALFEE defeated Ganpocha-gun to become the new GWC 6-Man Tag Team Champions. When they celebrated, Shunosuke said there are four members of THE HALFEE and he pointed to Shunma Katsumata standing over in the lobby. Moehiko Harumisawa (Moeka Haruhi) said now they got the belts, the next stage is defending them at Korakuen Hall. Washi Sakurai thanked the fans for supporting him.

Yuna Manase is working hard to prepare for her match with Takumi Iroha. Being in the ring against Keisuke Ishii helped her. She claimed to have learned the Lariat from watching Ishii do Lariat Pro matches so she used the move on him. She wants to throw stronger Lariats that she can use against Iroha.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’20 ~WOMM (WRESTLING OF MY MIND)~” Results

September 12, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’20 ~WOMM (WRESTLING OF MY MIND)~”, 12/09/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
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1. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Moka Miyamoto with a Sliding Lariat (7:51).
2. Three Loss Point System Irregular Win 3 Way Match ~ Autumn Big Athletic Meet: Hyper Misao defeated Miyu Yamashita and Pom Harajuku (6:19).
2a. Miyu Yamashita eliminated Pom Harajuku by Point Loss TKO (5:55).
2b. Hyper Misao eliminated Miyu Yamashita by Point Loss TKO (6:19).
3. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Kamifuku defeated Maki Itoh & Himawari Unagi when Kamifuku defeated Unagi with the Fame Asser (11:32).
4. Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Sena Shiori defeated Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Haruna Neko when Suzume pinned Neko with the RKO (12:29).
5. Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa defeated Shoko Nakajima & Mahiro Kiryu when Maki pinned Noa with the Backlash (10:29).
6. Mizuki & Mina Shirakawa defeated Yuki Aino & Raku when Mizuki pinned Raku with the Cutie Special (13:46).

Mizuki was happy to team with Mina Shirakawa before Shirakawa leaves Tokyo Joshi Pro at the end of the month. Shirakawa responded that she personally loves and respects Mizuki. When they were interviewed backstage, Shirakawa talked about the entire roster sharing their memories of her after the news of her contracting ending came out. Mizuki said she didn’t say anything. Shirakawa corrected her by bringing up a private LINE conversation they had but Mizuki stopped her from providing any more info. For Shirakawa’s last match in TJPW she wants to do something like a Gauntlet match against the entire roster. She reconsidered when she was told that is usually done for retirement matches.

It’s not goodbye yet but Pandemic Boo-Boo teamed up for what could be the last time.

An RKO from Suzume to Haruna Neko created an upset result in Match #4. The match could have ended the other way when Miu Watanabe put Suzume in the Canadian Backbreaker. Sena Shiori made the save with a Dropkick. When Rika Tatsumi got rid of her, Suzume ran rings around Daydream distracting them long enough for Maiumi Mirai to wipe them out with a Double Lariat. After the match Suzume called for Tatsumi’s attention. She joined TJPW because of how much she admires the wrestlers and now she is one too. Suzume wants to herself and Maiumi to shine as bright as Tatsumi so they are challenging Daydream for the Princess Tag Team Titles! The match is accepted and will take place on 21st September. Watanabe seeing two young wrestlers challenging the champions reminds her of when she and Hikari Noa did the same against the Magical Sugar Rabbits two years ago.

Himawari Unagi kept shouting “Wasshoi!” during her match. Trying to get the last of that festival feeling before the summer ends I guess.

Hyper Misao’s latest idea for a match was to give each wrestler 3 points. They lost a point being pinned for 2 seconds, giving up to a submission or getting thrown over the top rope to the outside. Last wrestler with points remaining wins. Misao and Pom Harajuku worked together to take points from Miyu Yamashita. The match came down to everyone with a point each. Yamashita pinned Harajuku with the Attitude Adjustment to eliminate her. But Harajuku rolled into Yamashita’s legs afterwards and helped Misao pin her with La Magistral Cradle to give Misao the victory.

The matches were kept secret until they happened so everyone was surprised to see Yuka Sakazaki in the opener. Moka Miyamoto had her first match back after being absent with illness for a month.


RIP Samson Miyamoto

September 11, 2020

DDT have sent their condolences to Takashi Miyamoto who passed away today from leiomyosarcoma at 55 years of age. He was the chairman of New Nemuro Pro Wrestling and was most known as the creator of the Andreza Giant Panda gimmick. Takashi himself played the role of Andreza’s handler, Samson Miyamoto. His catchphrase was “Do not overdo it, do not get injured, work tomorrow!”


Natsumi And Shirakawa Leaving TJPW, SAGAT Joins Sparky?

September 11, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’20 ~WOMM (WRESTLING OF MY MIND)~”, 12/09/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

Matches will be revealed on the day of the show.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HONJITSU WA SEITEN NARI 2020”, 12/09/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ishii And Katsumata Clash For The First Time In 1 Year And 5 Months! Avenge The Soccer Field At Itabashi!: Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuna Manase
2. Fujita Wrestling School Lecturer Confrontation In Ganpro: Shota Vs Minoru Fujita
3. Ganpro Type Tag Match Style Single Match: Shota (w/ X) Vs Ikuto Hidaka (w/ X)
4. GWC 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol (c) Vs Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Washi Sakurai
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Asuka (c) Vs Shinichiro Tominaga

Kouki Iwasaki has injured his left thigh and cannot wrestle on tomorrow’s show. Shota will now be doing double duty wrestling in matches against Minoru Fujita and then Ikuto Hidaka. However the Hidaka match will be a singles match held under tag team rules. Both wrestlers will select a wrestler to stand in their corner and tag in when needed. If they get pinned then the match continues until Shota or Hidaka are pinned. Long story short, it’s a Captain’s Fall Tag Match.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’20 ~WOMM (WRESTLING OF MY MIND)~”, 13/09/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

Matches will be revealed on the day of the show.

DDT “EARLY FALL ITABA SERIES”, 13/09/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase
2. Akito Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Playfulness Series Act 2: Danshoku Dieno Vs Hideki Okatani
4. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Keigo Nakamura Vs Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Yukio Naya
5. Nautilus Vs Eruption!: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai
6. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata

The match order got shuffled around a bit.

BASARA “BASARA 133 ~OSAKA TEAM TAISHO~”, 19/09/2020
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Yasu Urano Vs Tetsuo Usui
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Best Stretchman V3
3. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita Vs Tsubasa & Billy Ken Kid
4. Takumi Tsukamoto Vs SAGAT
5. Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
6. Fuminori Abe, Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino

The two big BASARA championship matches happening later this month are mashed together for a preview 6-Man Tag.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LIVE WITH YOUR TIME”, 21/09/2020
Tokyo Shinagawa The Grand Hall

In sudden news, Natsumi Maki and Mina Shirakawa will be finishing up with Tokyo Joshi Pro at the end of the month. That means this show will be their final matches with the promotion. Both of their contracts are expiring on 30th September but TJPW made the decision not to re-sign them. Both of them have thanked the fans for supporting them and would be grateful if they continue to do so wherever their wrestling careers take them. Maki said her year and 8 months in TJPW were very important and gave her big steps to climb. Shirakawa said she will continue to devote herself every day to grow as a wrestler.

BASARA “BASARA 134 ~THE VICISSITUDES OF LIFE~”, 22/09/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Tetsuo Usui Vs Takuho Kato
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
3. Hardcore 6-Man Tag Match: Naoki Tanizaki, Akiyori Takizawa & SAGAT Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
4. Ryuichi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Leo Isaka
5. Isami Kodaka Vs Takuya Nomura
6. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
7. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Hang on, SAGAT has joined Sparky? It seems so! SAGAT had a falling out with FUMA on Thursday’s show and Sparky came out to make a new friend. What is going to look like in a flashy baseball jersey?


Video – Rika Tatsumi Vs Mina Shirakawa

September 10, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “I JUST LIKE OSAKA”, 06/09/2020
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall
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Rika Tatsumi Vs Mina Shirakawa