Video – Kong/Raku/Neko Vs Misao/Tenma/Kamifuku

August 19, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
437 Fans

Aja Kong, Raku & Haruna Neko Vs Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Kamifuku


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL” Results

August 15, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
567 Fans

1. Miyu Yamashita defeated Moka Miyamoto with the Attitude Adjustment (6:27).
2. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Hyper Misao & Kaya Toribami when Aino pinned Toribami with the Venus DDT (12:22).
3. Miu Watanabe, Mirai Maiumi & Suzume defeated Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko when Watanabe pinned Neko with the Tear Drop (13:31).
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel defeated Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo when Saint-Michel submitted Endo with the Saint-Michel (11:02).
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Nao Kakuta & Pom Harajuku defeated Aja Kong, Rika Tatsumi, Marika Kobashi & Raku when Mizuki pinned Raku with the Cutie Special (15:39).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: Maki Itoh defeated Shoko Nakajima with the Itoh Deluxe (23:21).

Maki Itoh lived up to her promise to prove happy endings can exist! She went off to a slow start against Shoko Nakajima but took things up a level with a Draping DDT on the ring apron. Nakajima took a beating outside the ring but got the higher ground and hit a Topé Suicida onto Itoh into the security fence. The two of them scrambled to lock in their signature submission holds back in the ring. Nakajima got the upper hand but the damage to her waist prevented her from holding the bridge when she pulled off the Northern Lights Suplex, just like what happened to Mizuki yesterday. Itoh dodged the Diving Senton and hit a Jumping DDT to even the odds again. Nakajima did the Northern Lights Suplex again but even with the bridge this time Itoh was able to kick out. She stuck out her middle finger and blocked the 619. Itoh held on and dragged Nakajima into the centre of the ring to apply the Itoh Deluxe. Nakajima had no choice but to give up, resulting in Itoh winning the Tokyo Princess Cup!

Itoh held onto her injured face until she was given the trophy, which she hugged. She told everyone this has been a long time coming. It may seem like she’s successful at everything but she’s been through a lot. She got fired as an idol, got a facelift that didn’t change anything, built up a lot of debt and even had her face broken during the tournament. This may not have been a happy ending for Nakajima or Mizuki but Itoh wants them to know there is no such thing as a bad ending. For them it’s only the middle of their stories that will head towards their own happy endings!

Itoh then invited Miyu Yamashita into the ring. She originally didn’t like her but when they wrestled each other here in Korakuen Hall on 4th January, it changed her pro wrestling life. Now Itoh is crazy about Yamashita and is glad to have met her! Yamashita congratulated Itoh and then challenged her to a Princess Of Princess Title match at “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” on 9th October! She only had one thing to ask Itoh. Is she ready to fight for the championship? Yamashita is because they team together as 121000000 and also had many singles matches against each other. She is also the best in the world to ever be Princess Champion. Itoh said she now has her happy ending and is ready to start the next chapter of Itoh Vs Yamashita at Ota Ward Gymnasium!

For the first time since their AEW debuts, Yuka Sakazaki and Aja Kong got to wrestle each other again. Kong was put off by the antics of the opposing team but even she couldn’t contend with Pom Harajuku’s Sneak Kicks. Kong finally got her hands on her but the rest of the team made her join in the Good Night Express. Rika Tatsumi then tried to Body Slam Kong onto Harajuku but couldn’t lift her so Kong slammed her instead. The Magical Sugar Rabbits put a stop to Kong with Toy Story (the Double Diving Cross Bodies off the same turnbuckles). Marika Kobashi got involved until Nao Kakuta put her down with a DDT, Tatsumi hit Kakuta with the Hip Attack and then gave Harajuku the Twist Of Fate. Mizuki got Tatsumi with a Missile Dropkick but then Kong came back and held Mizuki in place for Raku’s Double Brain Chop. Mizuki kicked out and avoided the Doctor Yellow. She then caught Raku in the Cutie Special to nab the three count. Everyone on the winning team apologized to Harajuku for not saving her from getting squashed by Kong. Meanwhile Kong praised her team for having good teamwork. Even 35 years into her career she is learning new things and enjoying new places like Tokyo Joshi Pro.

NEO Bishiiki-gun spent their time on the show bullying Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo. It wasn’t a fair fight either because they used distractions to attack Noa with Sakisama’s rose and Mei Saint-Michel’s tray. Noa fought back and was able to get the tag to Endo but Sakisama still drilled her with a Big Boot. NEO Bishiiki-gun continued strong and got rid of Noa with the Tarte Tatin before Saint-Michel submitted Endo with her self-named submission hold.

The first trios match of the show saw Miu Watanabe give Haruna Neko the Giant Swing. Mahiro Kiryu lifted Suzume up for a Spinebuster but held her so Yuki Kamifuku could hit a Big Boot before the drop. Mirai Maiumi got rid of them with a Double Lariat so Watanabe could pin Neko with the Tear Drop.

Hyper Misao wanted Kaya Toribami to watch and learn how to cheat in matches and get away with it. The rookie didn’t quite get what to do. When Misao told her to use the cold spray, Toribami thought she meant to spray herself for recovery reasons rather than spray the opponent to blind them. The Bakuretsu Sisters got past their opponents. Nodoka Tenma rendered Misao useless with a Back Flip and Yuki Aino pinned Toribami with the Venus DDT.

Yamashita’s solo work today was dealing with Moka Miyamoto in the opener. The rookie avoided the Attitude Adjustment, struck Yamashita in the stomach with a Straight Fist Thrust and applied the Rashomon hold. Yamashita used kicks to break out of the hold, hit a Right High Kick and then got the victory with the Attitude Adjustment.


Match Card For The Princess Cup Final

August 14, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Moka Miyamoto
2. Hyper Misao & Kaya Toribami Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
3. Miu Watanabe, Mirai Maiumi & Suzume Vs Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Nao Kakuta & Pom Harajuku Vs Aja Kong, Rika Tatsumi, Marika Kobashi & Raku
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Maki Itoh

The Tokyo Princess Cup is down to the last two. Either Shoko Nakajima becomes a two time winner or Maki Itoh gets the trophy with a broken freakin’ cheekbone! Meanwhile Aja Kong continues her association with Raku with The Magical Sugar Rabbits joining in. Mei Saint-Michel today asked if she can team with Martha sometime so maybe Sakisama will give them permission. The superhero and the cassowary team up for the first time. Last but not least the Princess Of Princess Champion is working in the opener.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP” Results

August 14, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
437 Fans

1. Nao Kakuta & Kaya Toribami defeated Yuki Aino & Mahiro Kiryu when Kakuta pinned Kiryu with the Shiden Kai (10:03).
2. Suzume & Arisu Endo defeated Mirai Maiumi & Moka Miyamoto when Suzume pinned Miyamoto with the Ring A Bell (13:21).
3. Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Kamifuku defeated Aja Kong, Raku & Haruna Neko when Kamifuku pinned Neko with the Famouser (11:42).
4. Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Sakisama, Mei Saint-Michel & Yukio Saint Laurent defeated Rika Tatsumi, Pom Harajuku & Antonio Honda when Sakisama submitted Harajuku with the Versailles Foot Choke (14:21).
5. Yuka Sakazaki AEW Triumphant Return Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Hikari Noa defeated Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi when Sakazaki pinned Kobashi with the Magical Merry-Go-Round (11:56).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima defeated Miu Watanabe with the Locomotion Northern Lights Suplex (12:27).
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Maki Itoh submitted Mizuki with the Itoh Deluxe (18:39).

The entire tournament was building up to this match. The fated rematch between the original Itoh Respect Army. On the one side was Mizuki chasing after the Tokyo Princess Cup three-peat. On the other side was Maki Itoh, still recovering from a fractured cheekbone but wanted this match more than any other. She targeted Mizuki’s waist, damaging it enough to make the Itoh Punish even more painful. Mizuki was able to free herself with a rope break but struggled to get the strength to stand back up. The damage dealt proved cost worthy because Mizuki also couldn’t hold the bridge when she did the Cutie Special, allowing Itoh enough recovery time to kick out of the regular cover. Itoh blocked another Cutie Special and knocked Mizuki down with a Headbutt. Looking up to the sky, Itoh applied the Itoh Punish once more and made Mizuki submit!

The two shook each other’s hands after the match while Miyu Yamashita and Yuka Sakazaki looked on. As Mizuki was leaving, Itoh called to her saying she has become stronger thanks to her. Her tearful expression immediately turned into a happy one once Mizuki was gone. She wondered how many fans think she is all talk and no results? Even she thinks this is too much of a happy ending than she is used to. But she is certain she will win the final tomorrow and prove that happy endings do exist!

Meeting Itoh in the final is perhaps the woman with the strongest attachment to the Princess Cup. For the fifth time Shoko Nakajima makes it to the final! Miu Watanabe caught her in a Bearhug and turned it into the Blooming Giant Swing that she started using during the tournament. She also blocked the 619 with a Baseball Bat Swing. Things looked bad for Nakajima until she countered the Tear Drop into a Hurricanrana. She gave Watanabe the Northern Lights Suplex then rolled over to hit another one to get the win. Nakajima said she will win the final tomorrow because her current form is the strongest Shoko Nakajima in the history of Shoko Nakajima!

Sakazaki returns from AEW and wasted no time stepping in the ring with Yamashita again. Some teamwork with Hikari Noa put Yamashita in danger until Marika Kobashi got a blind tag. Yamashita gave Noa a German Suplex and Kobashi joined in with a Jackknife for a combo pin attempt. Sakazaki broke the pin using the Magical Girl Splash. Sakazaki then powered out of the Front Neck Lock and pinned Kobashi with the Magical Merry-Go-Round for the victory. Backstage Sakazaki said something she learned from her AEW tour was how to adapt during a match without losing her rhythm, like wrestling through commercial breaks for example.

NEO Bishiiki-gun are back to full strength thanks to the aid of the unit’s doctor Yukio Saint Laurent. Meanwhile Antonio Honda didn’t know what he was getting into. At one point he suddenly told everyone to stop the match. He was feeling pain but not from the wrestling moves. The pain was in his appendix. Saint Laurent examined him with a stethoscope but is was a trap and Honda yelled into it. Honda later faked a knee injury to set up Gongitsune but Mei Saint-Michel deflected it with her tray and Pom Harajuku got hit with it instead. Saint Laurent then injected his medicine into Honda but all it did was make him feel good. Both teams got into dueling Knuckle Punches with Honda’s team ending it with Bionic Elbows. Rika Tatsumi gave Sakisama the Twist Of Fate and Harajuku followed up with the Pom Do Justice for a nearfall. Sakisama recovered and suddenly put Harajuku in the Versailles Foot Choke to win in the end. After the match Saint-Michel said she would like to team up with NEO Bishiiki-gun’s other maid, Martha.

The visitor Aja Kong was given a warm welcome by the Tokyo Joshi Pro Aja Kong fan club! All the other wrestlers in the match had faceguards covered in Kong’s facepaint designs. Hyper Misao gave Kong a custom steel can and her very own superhero cloak that serves as proof she is a hero to so many people. Everyone then stood together for the group photo until Misao sprayed Kong in the face, revealing it was a trap all along! Misao then found out Kong was too heavy to lift and she now had to fight an angry Aja Kong. The fun and games were over but not for long. Kong’s mood improved and she joined in the Good Night Express with Raku & Haruna Neko. She climbed the ropes until she was stopped by Nodoka Tenma hitting her in the backside. Misao & Tenma tried to knock Kong down and needed Yuki Kamifuku to help pull it of. Kong was finally stopped with more spray from Misao. In the end, Kamifuku won it for her team by beating Neko. Each member of the winning team had their own descriptions of Kong. Kamifuku said Kong’s skin is as thick as an elephant she saw at a zoo. Tenma said Kong is like a big stuffed gorilla toy she had when she was a baby. Misao said Kong is like a turnip that cannot be pulled out of the ground.

Suzume wrestled in a new costume that looks more bee-like than the previous. She made a good day even better by getting the three count on Moka Miyamoto while Arisu Endo got rid of Mirai Maiumi.

The opening match saw Kaya Toribami hit Yuki Aino with a Rolling Sole Butt only for Aino to fire back with the Side Suplex. With the two of them cancelling each other out, Nao Kakuta was able to beat Mahiro Kiryu with the Shiden Kai.


Arai Pulled From This Weekend’s Shows, Kong Pulling Double Duty, Dorago And Haka

August 11, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mirai Maiumi & Moka Miyamoto Vs Suzume & Arisu Endo
2. Yuki Aino & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Nao Kakuta & Kaya Toribami
3. Aja Kong, Raku & Haruna Neko Vs Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Kamifuku
4. Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Sakisama, Mei Saint-Michel & Yukio Saint Laurent Vs Rika Tatsumi, Pom Harajuku & Antonio Honda
5. Yuka Sakazaki AEW Triumphant Return Match: Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Hikari Noa
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Shoko Nakajima
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Mizuki Vs Maki Itoh

Yuki Arai has been pulled from this weekend’s shows after coming into close contact with a Coronavirus carrier. She has since tested negative but still has to sit through quarantine, long enough to miss the shows. Her match with Yuki Kamifuku has been cancelled and another match is being changed. Aja Kong was only supposed to wrestle on the 15th August show but she has agreed to take on an extra date and will now appear on the 14th too.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

The news means Arai’s match against Rika Tatsumi has also been cancelled.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mizuki Watase Return Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Hideki Okatani
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Chris Brookes, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura
3. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
4. Yuki Ueno & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
5. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Dorago (Yukio Naya) & Haka (Yuki Iino) Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
6. DDT Extreme Title – Hardcore Judo Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs MAO
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada

For the Kininashi Wanaru produced match, Yukio Naya & Yuki Iino will be taking on new one off gimmicks created by the guest hosts. Naya will wrestle as Dorago and Iino will be Haka.

In some good news Yuya Koroku has recovered from his poor condition and he will be back in action this Sunday. He also took a recent covid test and was confirmed to be negative.


Princess Cup Final 4, Baba Style The Correct Style? Akai Vs Manase, BASARA League

August 2, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE SKY IS THE LIMIT 2021”, 07/08/2021
Nagoya Civic Gymnasium 3rd Stadium

1. Miyu Yamashita & Yuki Arai Vs Yuki Aino & Moka Miyamoto

Yuki Arai’s first match in Nagoya is a big enough deal to main event the show because Nagoya is the home of SKE48. She will team with her mentor Miyu Yamashita against Yuki Aino & Moka Miyamoto. Another SKE48 member Shiori Aoki will be on commentary for the match.

Maki Itoh suffered a fractured left cheekbone in her Tokyo Princess Cup Quarter Final match. It will take two to four weeks for it to heal but she will definitely wrestle on 14th August. She will miss this Saturday’s show though.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IWATE”, 09/08/2021
Iwate Education Center Multipurpose Hall (Morioka City)

1. Toru Owashi Vs Yuya Koroku
2. 3 Way Matches: Chris Brookes Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai
3. HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Danshoku Dieno & Akito
4. Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
5. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Morioka Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura

Daisuke Sasaki is currently absent from shows after coming into close contact with a person who has the Coronavirus. Most of the matches on this show have been changed. Sasaki is expected to be cleared in time for DDT’s return to Korakuen Hall on 15th August.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mirai Maiumi & Moka Miyamoto Vs Suzume & Arisu Endo
2. Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Raku Vs Nao Kakuta, Haruna Neko, Mahiro Kiryu & Kaya Toribami
3. Yuki Arai “Midsummer Trials” Single 1st Match: Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuki Arai
4. Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Sakisama, Mei Saint-Michel & Yukio Saint Laurent Vs Rika Tatsumi, Pom Harajuku & Antonio Honda
5. Yuka Sakazaki AEW Triumphant Return Match: Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Hikari Noa
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Shoko Nakajima
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Mizuki Vs Maki Itoh

The semi final draw was held and the matchups are confirmed. Itoh is confident she will be fully healed in time to face Mizuki in the main event. Overcoming the pain is what makes Itoh stronger and this is the opponents she wants more than anyone else. Mizuki is aiming for the three-peat and has never lost to Itoh before. Winning this match will give her the confidence she needs to win the final 24 hours later. Miu Watanabe is now four years into her pro wrestling career and has fallen in love with it. She also revealed the idol she looks up to most is Mayu Watanabe from AKB48. Her opponent Shoko Nakajima reaches the final four once again but she isn’t taking it for granted. Tokyo Joshi Pro has grown so much over the years that it motivates her to be the best again.

Yuka Sakazaki has her first match back in Japan since coming home from the latest AEW tour.

A few other return appearances brings the Rika Tatsumi Vs NEO Biishiki-gun feud back to life. Yukio Saint Laurent and Antonio Honda get involved again. The only difference is instead of a zombie we get Pom Harajuku.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~YOUTH FRENZY 2021~”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Chie Koishikawa
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari
3. This Time, A Special Tag Match To Celebrate Katsumura & Haruhi’s Tournament Victory: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto
4. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE Vs Yuu Yamagata & Makoto

The next Ganbare☆Joshi show sees Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE go through another attempt to beat Yuu Yamagata. This time Makoto is coming in to be Yamagata’s tag partner.

The Mixed Tag Match that was promised to Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi will take place here. Their match with Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto was cancelled last time when Haruhi had to go into self isolation over a close contact scare.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuki Arai “Midsummer Trials” Single 2nd Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuki Arai
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

For the first time since November, Aja Kong will be on the show.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mizuki Watase Return Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Hideki Okatani
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Chris Brookes, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura
3. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
4. Yuki Ueno & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
5. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
6. DDT Extreme Title – Hardcore Judo Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs MAO
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada

In a press conference today the participants of both title matches got to speak. The KO-D Tag Team Titles match will be Yusuke Okada’s first championship shot in DDT since he signed with the company. Jun Akiyama is looking forward to teaming with his student and trusts him enough to let him do his stuff. Shunma Katsumata is determined not to lose the titles in his first defence. He also wants to pin Akiyama again like he did at the Ultimate Tag League. His partner Konosuke Takeshita said he will focus on Akiyama because he can rely on Katsumata to win the match if it comes down to him. The match serves as a clash of different wrestling styles and philosophies. Takeshita says there is no correct answer for pro wrestling that applies to everybody. Akiyama disagrees because he thinks the Giant Baba style that he learned has all of the right answers. Baba’s way is the correct way and the proof is in Akiyama being the current KO-D Openweight Champion.

The Olympic atmosphere in Japan has inspired Shinya Aoki to defend the DDT Extreme Title against MAO in a Hardcore Judo match. Aoki and MAO aren’t sure themselves what the rules are in a Hardcore Judo match but they are excited to do it.

GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021”, 28/08/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Takahiro Katori
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Asuka Vs Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE
3. Special Tag Match That Leaves No Stone Unturned: Yasu Urano & Shota Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Ganpro Special 6-Man Tag Match: Shinjiro Otani, Yumehito Imanari & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
5. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Seiya Morohashi Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Shu Sakurai

A second match is added to Ken Ohka’s 20th Anniversary celebration. Seiya Morohashi comes in representing Ohka’s days in Union Pro.

BASARA “BASARA 166 ~GLITTER~”, 31/08/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

The Union MAX Title match that was meant to happen at the end of July has been pushed back a month. Takumi Tsukamoto no longer has the BJW Death Match Title. Meanwhile Minoru Fujita still has his prize money just waiting to be spent once he becomes champion.

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~”, 01/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Voice actor Tetsu Inada will be involved with the Hiragana Muscle shows in September. His work includes shows from the Gundam and Super Robot Wars series. He also voiced MAO in the Kemono Michi anime DDT was involved with back in 2019. That’s not all. He has also been the voice in DDT’s opening videos for the last year.

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase

It is a match Yuna Manase originally wanted at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” but it never came to be. She wants a singles match against Saki Akai so much she crashed a DDT show to demand it. Akai doesn’t have any strong feelings about her opponent. She remembers the year she debuted people online were hoping the two of them would team together but other than that they are from completely different parts of the wrestling scene. Akai recently wrestled in Ganpro and felt everyone there has passion but it went away very quickly. If Manase’s fire is red then Akai’s fire is blue and that is much more hotter.

BASARA “BASARA 172 ~FUDO FUKUTSU~”, 24/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura (c) Vs X & X
2. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs X

A round robin tournament will be held in BASARA over the next two months to determine who will challenge for the MAX Title at Korakuen Hall. A fan vote will be held to determine the five entrants. The choices fans can vote for are Isami Kodaka, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Daichi Kazato, SAGAT, Ryota Nakatsu, Daiki Shimomura, Takato Nakano and Masato Kamino.


Video – AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament Show 2

February 23, 2021

AEW “AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ELIMINATOR TOURNAMENT”, 23/02/2021
Jacksonville Daily’s Place, Saitama Warabi Wrestle Butokan

1. AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament United States Bracket – Round 1: Tay Conti Vs Nyla Rose
2. AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament Japan Bracket – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Emi Sakura
3. AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament Japan Bracket – Semi Final: Aja Kong Vs Ryo Mizunami
4. AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament United States Bracket – Round 1: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. Vs Madi Wrenkowski

Yuka Sakazaki is still in the tournament so let’s see how she held up against Emi Sakura.


Video – AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament 1st Round

February 16, 2021

AEW “AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ELIMINATOR TOURNAMENT”, 15/02/2021
Saitama Warabi Wrestle Butokan

1. AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament Japan Bracket – Round 1: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mei Suruga
2. AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament Japan Bracket – Round 1: VENY Vs Emi Sakura
3. AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament Japan Bracket – Round 1: Maki Itoh Vs Ryo Mizunami
4. AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament Japan Bracket – Round 1: Aja Kong Vs Rin Kadokura

I figured it would be good to include the Youtube link here given Yuka Sakazaki, Maki Itoh and VENY are all involved.

There is also a video with Japanese commentary done by Hikaru Shida and Haruo Murata.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’21” Results

January 4, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’21”, 04/01/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
683 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Arisu Endo Debut Match: Suzume defeated Arisu Endo with the Ring A Bell (6:39).
2. Yuna Manase & Moka Miyamoto defeated Pom Harajuku & Haruna Neko when Manase pinned Harajuku with the Suzuki Dynamic (6:41).
3. New Year! Red And White Rope Match ~Rename In The Capsule Toy~: Hyper Misao (2) defeated Shoko Nakajima (1) when Misao grabbed the Capsule Toys (10:59).
4. Miu Watanabe, Nao Kakuta & Mirai Maiumi defeated Aja Kong, Mizuki & Raku when Watanabe pinned Raku with the Tear Drop (11:59).
5. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel defeated Hikari Noa & Sena Shiori when Saint-Michel submitted Shiori with the Saint-Michel (13:34).
6. Miyu Yamashita defeated Maki Itoh by Knockout with the Skull Kick (13:05).
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino (c) defeated Yuki Kamifuku & Mahiro Kiryu when Tenma pinned Kiryu with the Killswitch (14:34).
*V1 for The Bakuretsu Sisters.
8. Princess Of Princess Title: Rika Tatsumi defeated Yuka Sakazaki (c) by Referee Stoppage with a Figure 4 Leg Lock (19:22).
*Yuka Sakazaki fails in V5. Rika Tatsumi becomes the 8th Princess Of Princess Champion!

The White Dragon seizes the white crown! Rika Tatsumi was the only active wrestler from year one of Tokyo Joshi Pro to have never won the Princess Of Princess Title. Today she finally became the champion by beating the dominant Yuka Sakazaki. The White Dragon Sleeper was countered into a Cradle nearfall that almost led to Tatsumi’s demise. But fortune was on her side when she rolled out of the way of the Magical Girl Niwatori Yaro. Sakazaki hurt her legs on the landing so Tatsumi used a series of Dragon Screws to set up a Figure 4 Leg Lock. Sakazaki tried to escape but ended up back in the hold and eventually fainted. Daisuke Kiso ruled the match in favour of Tatsumi, making her the new champion!

When Sakazaki recovered she shook Tatsumi’s hand and hugged her. Tatsumi got on the microphone and talked about all the times she challenged for the title and failed. There is a lot going on in the world but she hopes Tokyo Joshi can be a source of hope for everyone just like it is for her. She wants to defend the belt until the day she dies! Miu Watanabe congratulated her Daydream partner and then challenged her for the title. She grew so much from teaming with Tatsumi. This year she wants to surpass her. Tatsumi is happy that Watanabe is her first challenger and she wants the match to happen on the 11th February Korakuen Hall show. Backstage, Tatsumi repeated her goal to defend the belt until she dies. Except she can’t die because dragons are immortal. She’ll live for 100 years and even if she does end up retiring, it will be as the champion. Even then she will continue defending the belt for a century!

The Bakuretsu Sisters defeated Toyo University Tag in their first Princess Tag Team Titles defence. Yuki Aino blocked Yuki Kamifuku’s Fame Asser and held her up for Nodoka Tenma to complete the Bakuretsu Bulldog. Mahiro Kiryu tried to give Tenma the Spinebuster but it was blocked and turned into a Fall Away Slam. Tenma then hit the Killswitch for the pin. The champions were asked if it is more difficult defending the titles than it was winning them? Tenma wants to keep trying and find new ways to challenge herself. Aino said attacks are the best defence.

Coming up with a new move didn’t change a thing for Maki Itoh’s singles record against Miyu Yamashita. She locked in the Itoh Royal after countering the Crash Rabbit Heat but this time Yamashita kicked out of it. Itoh went for the Itoh Deluxe but Yamashita used Headbutts to avoid the move. Itoh Headbutted her back and got knocked down with a High Kick in return. Itoh gave Yamashita the middle finger when she stood back up so she got knocked out with the Skull Kick. Yamashita stuck out her fist to Itoh after the match. Everyone expected Itoh to stick out her middle finger again but she bumped fists instead. Yamashita said she doesn’t know what will happen this year but she would like to wrestle overseas as soon as possible if it is allowed.

To the surprise of no one, NEO Biishiki-gun continues to look down on their opponents. They had Sena Shiori beaten with the Tarte Tatin but Hikari Noa broke the pin. She tried to turn the match around until Sakisama got rid of her with an Apron PK. Mei Saint-Michel then trapped Shiori in the Saint-Michel submission hold to tap her out. Sakisama called today’s win a beautiful victory. Saint-Michel spoke about the Chinese zodiac and told her master this year is the year of the ox. Sakisama doesn’t care because the world is all about her. Saint-Michel then told her she found a restaurant that specializes in cow meat that they should try. It’s called Yoshinoya! Sakisama never heard of it but requested a reservation right away.

Raku convinced Aja Kong to join in the Goodnight Express. That’s the most important thing to know about this match. But give it up to their opponents, they all tried to step up to Kong. Watanabe attempted the Canadian Backbreaker but couldn’t get her up. Kong grabbed her metal can and hit both Watanabe & Nao Kakuta with it. Mirai Maiumi though blocked Kong’s attack and took her down with a Lariat. Mizuki got rid of Maiumi with a Diving Body Attack to the outside but no one was there to stop Watanabe pinning Raku with the Tear Drop.

One year ago, Shoko Nakajima beat Hyper Misao in a match where the loser had to change their name for one month. Revenge is sweet! In the rematch both women were supposed to be connected together with a red and white rope. That proved to be difficult so they tried to wrestle around it. 100 capsules were attached to the top ropes with 10 of them containing prizes. The first person to find two of the prizes will win. The fight degenerated into a ringside brawl, a tug of war, a kaiju toy fight and then just a scramble to find the capsule prizes. They kept finding empty capsule until they both got one a piece. Nakajima went for the 619 but Misao dodged it and tied up her opponent’s arms and legs with the rope. With Misao unable to move, Misao kept opening the remaining capsules until she finally found her second prize to win the match. Misao will announce Nakajima’s new name at the next show. Nakajima tried to protest the result because the rope kept breaking on them. The result stands. Nakajima hopes her new name will be something like Shin Shoko Nakajima instead of something ridiculous.

Yuna Manase stepped in to replace Marika Kobashi on short notice when Kobashi tested positive for the Coronavirus and was pulled from the show on New Year’s Day. Manase was able to take charge and win the match for her and Moka Miyamoto. After her time away, Manase did notice some growth from her opponents. She understands Pom Harajuku has come up with new ways to sneak her kicks on opponents. And Haruna Neko is on the offensive more than ever. Miyamoto was happy to be on the winning side at the start of the year. She will use this as motivation to win her first match by herself.

The debut match for Arisu Endo saw her put Suzume in a Camel Clutch. Suzume used the ropes to give Endo a Facebuster and then hit the Ring A Bell for the victory. Endo said she was nervous before the match but once she stood in the ring she enjoyed being there. She repeated her goal to become energetic and strong like Reika Saiki.


Official TJPW Best Matches Of 2020

January 1, 2021

This was just going to be a list to tweet out but by the time they revealed the complete results I figured it would make a good blog post too. Tokyo Joshi Pro asked their Twitter followers to vote for the best TJPW matches of 2020. Each voter was allowed pick three matches in order from 1st to 3rd. 85 matches were nominated out of over 150 votes. The top listed matches will be included in the “BEST OF TJPW 2020” DVD being released later this year. A few matches were tied in the same spot with the same number of votes.

TJPW Best Bouts 2020


1. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Mizuki
7th November @ Tokyo Dome City Hall
275 pts


2. Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume Vs Maki Itoh, Raku & Pom Harajuku
11th February @ Kitazawa Town Hall
71 pts


3. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
7th November @ Tokyo Dome City Hall
56 pts


4. Hyper Misao Retirement Match: Hyper Misao Vs Rika Tatsumi
20th November @ Shinjuku FACE
36 pts


5. International Princess Title: Maki Ito (c) Vs Hikari Noa
4th January @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall
34 pts


5. Hyper Misao Vs Super Sasadango Machine
20th November @ Shinjuku FACE
34 pts
(The match never actually took place but it received so many votes because of what happened afterwards that it had to be included)


7. Natsumi Maki Return Match: Natsumi Maki Vs Sareee
4th January @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall
27 pts


8. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita
4th January @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall
24 pts


8. International Princess Title Tournament – Semi Final: Hikari Noa Vs Mirai Maiumi
7th November @ Tokyo Dome City Hall
24 pts


10. Hyper Misao Return Match – Loser Renamed For 1 Month: Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao
4th January @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall
22 pts


10. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Mizuki
29th August @ Shinjuku FACE
22 pts

12. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Yuki Aino
23rd July @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall
19 pts

12. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Miyu Yamashita
29th August @ Shinjuku FACE
19 pts

14. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hyper Misao
10th August @ Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall
16 pts

14. Princess Tag Team Titles Next Challenger Decision Battle: Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Pom Harajuku & Mahiro Kiryu
3rd October @ Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall
16 pts

16. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao
23rd July @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall
15 pts

16. Miyu Yamashita & Aja Kong Vs Maki Itoh & Sareee
7th November @ Tokyo Dome City Hall
15 pts

18. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Miu Watanabe Vs Mirai Maiumi
9th August @ Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall
13 pts

19. Special Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima Vs Mizuki & Maki Itoh
21st September @ Tokyo Shinagawa The Grand Hall
11 pts

20. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Miyu Yamashita Vs Hikari Noa
10th August @ Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall
9 pts

Honorable Mentions

These two matches just missed out on making the Top 20.

-. Natsumi Maki Vs Hikari Noa
21st September @ Tokyo Shinagawa The Grand Hall

-. International Princess Title Tournament – Final: Yuki Kamifuku Vs Hikari Noa
7th November @ Tokyo Dome City Hall