Is The Schedule Getting Back To Normal?

March 19, 2020

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2020 ~DDT 23RD ANNIVERSARY~”, 20/03/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Exhibition Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Jordan Heatley
1. Hideki Okatani Debut Match: Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura Vs Shunma Katsumata & Hideki Okatani
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya Vs Hiroshi Yamato
3. Shinya Aoki, MAO, Mike Bailey & Makoto Oishi Vs CIMA, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & El Lindaman
4. HARASHIMA, Naomichi Marufuji & Yuki Ueno Vs Akito, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers
5. Business Alliance Vs Eruption!: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Chris Brookes (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Fingers crossed this goes ahead.

BASARA “BASARA 124 ~TENRYO~”, 21/03/2020
Takashimadaira Ward Public Hall

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Tetsuo Usui
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT Vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Kota Sekifuda
3. FUMA Vs Daichi Kazato
4. Isami Kodaka, Ryuchi Sekine, Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
5. Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura

A few Big Japan wrestlers are over to fill up the BASARA card.

Akiyori Takizawa was in Mexico last week wrestling in their indie scene for promotions such as Welcome To Mi Barrio (love that name).

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 21/03/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki

The only match announced for this weekend’s Tokyo Joshi Pro event is the latest episode of the Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki rivalry. Maki has yet to beat Yamashita but her performances against her have been getting better every time.

DDT “DRAMATIC HYAKUMANGOKU! 2020”, 22/03/2020
Kanazawa Distribution Hall

1. Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
2. Akito Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs MAO & Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA & Yukio Naya Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi
5. Toru Owashi & Ken Ohka Vs Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase
6. Kanazawa Specialty! Stubborn Special Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Makoto Oishi Vs CIMA & Soma Takao
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman

The current Right To Challenge Holders are Tetsuya Endo (Saitama Super Arena Sword), Shinya Aoki (Blue Gauntlet), Royce Chambers (Yellow Gauntlet), Mad Paulie (Green Gauntlet) and Yuki Iino (Black Gauntlet).

BASARA “BASARA 125 ~BANQUET~”, 24/03/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tetsuo Usui Vs Akiyori Takizawa
2. Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Gouma Ryu Vs Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT
3. FUMA & Antonio Honda Vs Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino
4. Tsutomu Oosugi, Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Takato Nakano & Leo Isaka
5. IRON FIST Next Challengers Decision Battle: Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki
6. Union MAX Title: Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Fuminori Abe

Leo Isaka is from Marvelous IMPACT, a men’s spinoff of the Marvelous joshi promotion.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 28/03/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku

The Princess Tag Team Titles match was supposed to take place back on 1st March. That already feels like an eternity ago.


Big Head Vs Diamond Hips, Takeshita Becomes Part Of Tanaka’s History, Old Dog Sasaki, Princess Title In USA

February 25, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 01/03/2020
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Yuna Manase, Pom Harajuku & Haruna Neko Vs Nodoka Tenma, Mina Shirakawa & Mahiro Kiryu
2. Hikari Noa Vs Sena Shiori
3. Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuki Aino
4. Mizuki Vs Hyper Misao
5. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
6. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku
7. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima

The contract for the Princess Tag Team Titles match was signed at the beginning of yesterday’s show. Raku is excited to have a title match and wants to be taken to a world she has never seen before. Maki Itoh is happy to have somebody as pure as Raku teaming with her. She will bring the colour of Itoh out of Raku. Miu Watanabe is still feeling frustrated over losing to Raku recently. The result makes her want to spring into defending the tag titles. Rika Tatsumi started a fight with Itoh which is stronger, Tatsumi’s “diamond hips” or Itoh’s “big head”. Tatsumi is also still bitter over losing a singles match to Itoh last year.

DDT “SHIMOKITAZAWA FIGHTING THEATER 2020”, 03/03/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Toru Owashi, Masahiro Takanashi & Keigo Nakamura
2. Special No DQ Match With Spicy Curry: Shunma Katsumata Vs Maku Donaruto
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Mizuki Watase & Thunder Rosa
4. Worldwide Match: Chris Brookes Vs Royce Chambers
5. Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Time Difference Battle Royal: Soma Takao Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi Vs MAO Vs Yuki Iino Vs Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Yukio Naya
6. Special Tag Match: Masato Tanaka & Takuya Sugawara Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
7. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki

Masato Tanaka is bringing over more of his outsider friends for his match against future challengers. Now Takuya Sugawara from ZERO1 is coming in to team with Tanaka and take on ALL OUT.

Not sure if having a No DQ Match against Maku Donaruto is a suitable welcome back gift but Shunma Katsumata is getting it anyway.

DDT “DRAMATIC DOKU GANRYU 2020”, 07/03/2020
Miyagi Yume Messe West Wing Hall

1. Akito Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata
3. Sendai Specialty! 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Toru Owashi Vs Gorgeous Matsuno
4. 3 Way Tag Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
5. HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Royce Chambers
6. Born In Osaki City, MAO Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Tag Match: MAO & Chris Brookes Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
7. Born In Shiraishi, Tetsuya Endo Triumph! Miyagi Specialty Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Yuki Iino

Nothing unusual has been added to complete the Miyagi card.

DDT “DRAMATIC PASSION OF MOBARA! 2020”, 08/03/2020
Chiba Mobara City Gymnasium Main Arena

1. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Akito & Keigo Nakamura
2. Actwres girl’Z Offer Match: Nao Kakuta Vs Yoshiko Hasegawa
3. 3 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mizuki Watase
4. Chris Brookes & Antonio Honda Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
5. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
6. DAMNATION Vs DDT Sauna Club!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO
7. Mobara City Reconstruction Support Special 6-Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Yamato, HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers

The DDT Sauna Club continues their tour across Japan.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “SILVER CHARIOTS 2020”, 08/03/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall

1. Ganpro & Ganjo Special Mixed Match: Moeka Haruhi & Washi Sakurai Vs Gota Ihashi & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Battle Without Honour! Special Tag Match: Shota & Heijitsu Mask Vs Kuishinbo Kamen & Space Galaxy Warrior Andros
3. Strike While The Iron Is Hot! Ganpro Vs BASARA Battle: Ken Ohka Vs Tetsuo Usui
4. Toyama Vs India Full Battle: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Baliyan Akki
5. Yesterday’s Enemy Is Today’s Friend! Indie Jr. Title Preliminary Battle Special Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Shigeyuki Kawahara

There are a few changes to this card. Keito Murota pulled out due to ill health. Tetsuo Usui is now Ken Ohka’s opponent, continuing the permanent rivalry between Ganbare☆Wrestling and BASARA. Also missing is Shuichiro Katsumura. He will be producing a ZST mixed martial arts event on the same day so he is unable to appear here.

DDT “DRAMATIC FURINKAZAN! 2020”, 15/03/2020
Aimesse Yamanashi

1. Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
2. Yuki Ueno Vs Makoto Oishi
3. Yamanashi Specialty! Wild Forest Volcano Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Royce Chambers

The current DDT ring announcer Inoue Mic is bringing along someone to join him as a special guest for the show. It his wife, former pro wrestler Ai Shimizu!

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2020 ~DDT 23RD ANNIVERSARY~”, 20/03/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hideki Okatani Debut Match: Shunma Katsumata & Hideki Okatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
2. CIMA, Soma Takao, Mad Paulie & El Lindaman Vs Shinya Aoki, MAO, Mike Bailey & Makoto Oishi
3. Business Alliance Vs Eruption!: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya Vs Hiroshi Yamato
5. HARASHIMA, Naomichi Marufuji & Yuki Ueno Vs Akito, Yuki Iino & Royce Chambers
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Chris Brookes (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

After being away from the KO-D Openweight Title scene for a while, Konosuke Takeshita is excited to be chosen as the next challenger. He remembers his dad once renting an FMW video tape with Tanaka’s matches on it. Ever since then Takeshita has followed Tanaka’s career. Now his name will be written into the Reiwa era of Tanaka’s wrestling history. Tanaka was honored to hear this but he still thinks he will beat Takeshita. He is from the land of athletes worthy of being athletes because of his background with Gold’s Gym. When the match takes place, Tanaka will make the fans think he is still strong. He named the four wrestlers he thinks are the symbols of DDT: HARASHIMA, Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki and Konosuke Takeshita. Tanaka is one win away from having a clean sweep against all of them.

Sasaki briefly stole the DDT UNIVERSAL Title right after Chris Brookes became the first champion. He gave the belt back and apologised for his thievery. He promised to reflect on his actions and will only claim the title belt by winning it as an athlete. Brookes does not believe Sasaki is being honest. He thinks Sasaki is strange like an old dog. His promise is to put Sasaki out of his misery and maybe even stab him. Brookes warned that their match for the UNIVERSAL Title will not be a true representation of his ring skill. It will be a dirty match on both sides.

A lot more is happening on this show. Naomichu Marufuji returns to wrestle for DISASTER BOX, the Business Alliance of DAMNATION & #STRONGHEARTS are pitted against the newest DDT unit Eruption and 19 year old Hideki Okatani has his debut match.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HERMIT PURPLE 2020”, 21/03/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Kouki Iwasaki

Sometimes having a dominant champion can be boring. Kouki Iwasaki thinks that way about Keisuke Ishii and the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title. Iwasaki wants to be the strongest wrestler in Ganpro. Beating Ishii and winning the title will make him just that.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “MIZUMOTO GENERAL SPORTS CENTER GYM 4TH ANNIVERSARY POOL PRO WRESTLING”, 22/03/2020
Tokyo Mizumoto Sports Center Gymnasium Heated Pool

1. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii, Yumehito Imanari & Shota Vs Hiroshi Yamato, Cherry & Gota Ihashi

This show has been cancelled. The match was supposed to be held as part of the venue’s 4th anniversary celebrations but management has called off all public events over concerns of the Coronavirus epidemic.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW IS COMING TO AMERICA WITH DDT”, 03/04/2020
The Ritz Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

1. DDT Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno
2. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Su Yung

Tampa’s main event will be a rematch from last August’s Korakuen Hall show. Yuka Sakazaki and Su Yung fought to a double knockout when they choked each other out with Mandible Claws. This time around the Princess Of Princess Title is on the line so a winner must be determined!


Video – Raku’s 1st Victory

February 14, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 11/02/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall
270 Fans – Super No Vacancy

Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume Vs Maki Itoh, Raku & Pom Harajuku


Raku Chases After The Princess Tag Titles, NωA’s Back Alright!

February 12, 2020

DDT “DRAMATIC DO IT! 2020”, 16/02/2020
Kumamoto City Distribution Information Hall

1. Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Yoshihiko
3. Soma Takao Vs Yuki Iino
4. DDT Megatonweight Single: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya
5. HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Akito & Mizuki Watase
6. Burn, The Land Of Fire! Burn, DDT! Kumamoto Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match ~ DDT Sauna Club Vs DAMNATION: Konosuke Takeshita, MAO & Yuki Ueno Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

With Cody Hall now gone from DDT, the matches he was originally booked in for the rest of this month are getting replacements. Keigo Nakamura will now take on Tomomitsu Matsunaga in the opener.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2020”, 23/02/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Mizuki Watase
3. All Human Beings Are Brothers Vs We Are Family 6-Man Tag Match: Dansoku Dieno, Super Sasadango Machine & Yasu Urano Vs Shinya Aoki, Hiroshi Yamato & Kazuki Hirata
4. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs CIMA & Soma Takao Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Makoto Oishi
5. 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindman Vs Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Chihiro Hashimoto
6. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs MAO

Yasu Urano takes Hall’s place in the 6-Man Tag.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC 2020”, 24/02/2020
Nagoya City East Sports Center

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
5. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Makoto Oishi Vs Kengo Takai, Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 & Hiroaki Ura
6. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai Vs Miranda Gordy
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno & Super Sasadango Machine

The big change is with the KO-D Tag Team Titles match. The match was going to be cancelled until Danshoku Dieno got Super Sasadango Machine to team with him because he is “big and fit” like his last tag partner. Dieno said despite the twists and turns this week, his ambition has not changed. He still intends to win as many DDT championships as he can.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 01/03/2020
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki
2. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku
3. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima

Raku now has a win under her belt and she got it at Miu Watanabe’s expense. With Maki Itoh’s guidance she also wants the Princess Tag Team Titles too. Itoh agreed to team with her because she wants to see if her hard head is tougher than Rika Tatsumi’s ass.

Miyu Yamashita and Natsumi Maki continue their series of singles matches. Yamashita was happy with Maki’s performance in their previous match. Now she will see if Maki has gotten even better in the third match.

Yuka Sakazaki will not be at the show. The popular guess online as to why is she may be on the next AEW PPV happening in Chicago the same weekend.

DDT “KAZUKI HIRATA 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW! 10 YEARS OF HIRATA GO!!”, 14/03/2020
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Chris Brookes, Royce Chambers & Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Mizuki Watase
2. Unusual Junior And Unusual Junior And Takeshita: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Maku Donaruto Vs Best Stretchman V3
3. GO Hana Time Difference Battle Royal: Akito Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Saki Akai Vs Yukio Naya Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Gota Ihashi Vs Yoshihiko Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Kouki Iwasaki
4. Ora Ora Vs Danshoku Kitsune ~Please Enjoy Tominaga In DDT~: Yukio Sakaguchi & Punch Tominaga Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
5. T2Hide Rivals NωA Commemorative Limited Revival Fight To Death With Song And Dance: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs FUMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
6. Special 8-Man Dokken Battle!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Yasu Urano & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato
7. Synchronized Reunion! 10 Years OF HIRATA GO!: Kazuki Hirata & Keisuke Ishii Vs YO-HEY & Kenshin Chikano

The revival of NωA attracted the attention of Kazuki Hirata. They used to feud with Hirata and the rest of T2Hide. They are not around anymore so Hirata is sending FUMA and Nautilus after them.

BOYZ “BE AMBITIOUS! 2020”, 26/04/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall 2F Hall

1. Makorin Contra Makorin ~ 2 Vs 2 Vs 1 Handicap 3 Way Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Akito Vs Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Makoto Oishi

The last BOYZ show ended with Makoto Oishi stuck in the middle of a new idol rivalry. Both Homoiro Clover Z and NωA have come back. Oishi is a vital member of both groups and can’t decide who to choose. The answer is to have the two groups fight over him. But in a twist he will have to be in the fight too! He is going into this match on his own, representing the combined entity that is HomoωA.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~” Results

February 11, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 11/02/2020
Kitazawa Town Hall
270 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Hyper Misao & Nodoka Tenma defeated Yuna Manase & Mahiro Kiryu when Misao pinned Kiryu with the Hipami Returns (7:36).
2. Yuki Aino & Haruna Neko defeated Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Kamifuku when Aino pinned Kamifuku with the Venus DDT (8:47).
3. Mina Shirakawa Spain Send Off Match: Miyu Yamashita defeated Mina Shirakawa with the Attitude Adjustment (10:33).
4. Maki Itoh, Raku & Pom Harajuku defeated Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume when Raku pinned Watanabe with the Doctor Yellow (14:01).
5. Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa defeated Mizuki & Mirai Maiumi when Maki pinned Maiumi with the Backlash (12:50).
6. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) defeated Lana Austin with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (10:48).
*V2 for Yuka Sakazaki.

The series between Yuka Sakazaki and Lana Austin ends with Sakazaki still holding the Princess Of Princess Title. Sakazaki has gotten to know Austin so much after their matches together and hopes they will interact again in the future. Now that she has successfully defended her title twice, Sakazaki’s love for the belt has grown deeper. Her next goal as champion is to defend the title in Tampa at the Tokyo Joshi Pro USA show this April. She wants to fight the best wrestlers no matter where they come from. Doesn’t matter if they are Japanese, American, British or even aliens from outer space.

Raku wins a match for the first time ever thanks to some new moves added to her repertoire. She used a Sling Blade on Miu Watanabe then pinned her with a Jumping Swinging Neckbreaker called the Doctor Yellow. Maki Itoh congratulated her but said if Raku wants to be like her then she should not be satisfied with just one win. Raku agreed and challenged Daydream to a Princess Tag Team Titles match! Rika Tatsumi accepted but needed to know who Raku would team with. Itoh said she would do it so everyone will find out what is stronger, her head or Tatsumi’s ass. Tatsumi was insulted and said her ass is a diamond. Raku thanked the fans for supporting her so far. They are her treasure and she wouldn’t be standing here without them. Itoh informed Raku that a special training regime for the match begins tomorrow.

The lesson Mina Shirakawa learned from her match against Miyu Yamashita was that wrestlers who focus on a particular move can be really strong, like Yamashita and her Spin Kicks for example. When they first met 5 years ago, Shirakawa was only at the show to perform a musical number as part of P-Samba. Now they’re having matches together and travelling around the world to wrestle.

Nodoka Tenma brought a giant chocolate bar to the ring as a gift for Hyper Misao because it was their first time teaming together. Also it is nearly Valentine’s Day. Misao reacted badly because Valentine’s Day gave her trauma. When Misao was 15 there was a boy she liked named Yamamoto. On Valentine’s Day she saw a cute girl confess her love to Yamamoto inside an empty classroom and the bitter memory has stuck with her ever since. Yuna Manase would happily take the chocolate if Misao couldn’t take it. Mahiro Kiryu then had an idea. The best way for Misao to get over her Valentine’s trauma is to feed her the chocolate! Tenma fed her a piece and Misao became revitalised. The plan worked too well because Misao then shouted “Happy Valentine!” after every move until she pinned Kiryu with the Hipami Returns.

Tokyo Joshi will put together a free show for women only in Itabashi Green Hall on 26th April.


Video – “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20” Digest Highlights

January 12, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,467 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Sena Shiori Debut Match: Sena Shiori & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Haruna Neko & Suzume
2. Hyper Misao Return Match – Loser Renamed For 1 Month: Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai (c) Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Aja Kong, Raku & Pom Harajuku Vs Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi
5. Natsumi Maki Return Match: Natsumi Maki Vs Sareee
6. Special Single Match: Mizuki Vs Thunder Rosa
7. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) Vs Hikari Noa
8. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
9. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20” Results

January 4, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,467 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Sena Shiori Debut Match: Haruna Neko & Suzume defeated Sena Shiori & Makoto Kiryu when Suzume submitted Shiori with a Sleeper Hold (7:02).
2. Hyper Misao Return Match – Loser Renamed For 1 Month: Shoko Nakajima defeated Hyper Misao when Nakajima grabbed the Renaming Rights Banner (9:05).
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai (c) defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Quetzalcoatl (9:09).
*V2 for Saki Akai.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Aja Kong defeated Saki Akai (c) with (12:13 pm).
*Aja Kong becomes the 1,462nd champion.
4. Aja Kong, Raku & Pom Harajuku defeated Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi when Kong pinned Maiumi with the Diving Elbow Drop (13:14).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Aja Kong (c) with a Dustpan Strike (12:36 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,463rd champion.
5. Natsumi Maki Return Match: Sareee defeated Natsumi Maki with the Uranage (12:04).
6. Special Single Match: Thunder Rosa defeated Mizuki with the Thunder Driver (9:35).
7. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) defeated Hikari Noa with the Itoh Deluxe (11:53).
*V2 for Maki Itoh.
8. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) defeated Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino when Watanabe pinned Aino with the Tear Drop (13:42)
*V1 for Daydream.
9. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) defeated Miyu Yamashita with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (19:57).
*V1 for Yuka Sakazaki.

2020 has been wild already, huh? Tokyo Joshi Pro kicked off their year with the annual Ittenyon show at Korakuen Hall. In the main event Yuka Sakazaki was able to banish the ghost and finally beat Miyu Yamashita in a Princess Of Princess Title match. It took all of the champion’s creativity to get the job done. During an out of the ring skirmish, Sakazaki placed Yamashita on a flat table and slid her down the Korakuen steps. The challenger got her own back by throwing Sakazaki onto the ring apron with the Attitude Adjustment. Later Sakazaki went for the Magical Girl Splash but Yamashita was up on her feet and stopped the move with a High Kick. Sakazaki went for the Mil Clutch α that pinned Yamashita a week ago but this time it was countered into a German Suplex. Things were heading towards a familiar ending when Yamashita set up the Crash Rabbit Heat. But Sakazaki dodged it and used the Merry Go Round to put Yamashita in position for the match ending Magical Magical Girl Splash. Sakazaki thought she was going to die in the match but she was able to fly instead. With so many people here to watch Tokyo Joshi today, she can feel the company growing bigger. She wants everyone to continue following her and TJPW throughout the year.

Daydream had to go through one of the longest running teams in Tokyo Joshi to defend their Princess Tag Team Titles. They were in danger when The Bakuretsu Sisters had Miu Watanabe in place for the Bakuretsu Bulldog. Watanabe was rescued by Rika Tatsumi who gave Nodoka Tenma the Dragon Twist Of Fate and also the Hip Attack. Yuki Aino tried to fight off Watanabe but she fell to the Tear Drop.

Maki Itoh began the day’s clean sweep for Princess champions when she defeated Hikari Noa. A Body Slam on the floor outside the ring and also a crab hold wore down the challenger. There wasn’t much left in the tank for Noa when she was placed in the Itoh Special yet she still hung on. Itoh got her opponent to submit when she modified the Itoh Special into a new version called the Itoh Deluxe.

Itoh was thanking the fans for coming to support her when Thunder Rosa entered the ring. She said Itoh has not fought a challenger like her yet and she wants an International Princess Title shot. Itoh suggested they do the match in Itabashi tomorrow! They both agreed to it by sticking their middle fingers in each other’s faces.

Rosa earned her case for a title shot by beating Itoh’s former tag partner Mizuki. The plucky Mizuki did hit some high Cross Body Blocks but when Rosa hit a Double Stomp and the Thunder Driver, it was all over. Rosa has respect for Mizuki and is honored to have wrestled her. Her sights are set on winning a championship during her short tour. She tried this before and couldn’t capitalize. This time she won’t waste her chance.

According to Kero Tanaka during the introduction, today is the first time in 3 years and 4 months Natsumi Maki and Sareee got to wrestle a singles match against each other. It was Maki’s return match from injury so she could have blamed her ring rust for losing. But instead she had tears of joy for getting to wrestle again. All the pain she felt in the ring was worth it. Sareee was also happy to wrestle her too. I mean she should be because they are close friends outside of the ring.

We’ll take a detour here to talk about what happened backstage after Matches #3 & #4. After Saki Akai’s match, her post-match interview was cut short by an ambush from Aja Kong. Kong pinned Akai to win the Iron Man Heavyweight Title then ran off to make her entrance for the next match. Akai had to continue on with her interview like nothing happened. Then after Kong’s match, Akai snuck into her backstage interview disguised as a janitor. She attacked Kong with a dustpan to win back the Iron Man Title. A confused Kong was left asking her tag partners why they didn’t stop the cleaning lady from attacking her?

Anyway back to what happened in the ring. Kong came out parading the Iron Man Title around. She joined with Raku & Pom Harajuku for the Goodnight Express on Mina Shirakawa. However Shirakawa, Yuna Manase & Mirai Maiumi all got to show their power by getting the better of Kong at different moments. However Kong got the pin on Maiumi with the Backwards Diving Elbow Drop to end the match. Kong’s team won the match but Manase & Shirakawa still tried to get their hands on the Iron Man Title.

Akai’s match with Yuki Kamifuku became an Iron Man Title match because Akai won the belt in DDT yesterday. Kamifuku came close to winning with the Fame Asser but Akai got a rope break. Akai hit a Diving Cross Body followed by the Quetzalcoatl for the win.

In the build up to Hyper Misao’s return match against Shoko Nakajima, the two wrestlers dared each other to put their names on the line. So it was agreed that whoever lost the match will have to use a new name chosen by the winner for one month. A large pinata ball was hung above the ring with a banner inside. Whoever climbed the ladder, broke the pinata and pulled out the banner would be the winner. Also both wrestlers were allowed to bring a weapon with them. Nakajima brought along a collection of kaiju action figures. Misao announced that her weapon was Tokyo Joshi’s producer Tetsuya Koda! He agreed to help out because Misao offered him a ticket for a Hello! Project concert. However, Misao was knocked onto the kaiju toys, the Hello! Project ticket was ripped apart during a fight on the ladder and Nakajima got the banner out of the pinata to win. Nakajima will come up with Misao’s new ring name soon.

The opening match was Sena Shiori’s debut. Her and Suzume in particular shared plenty of time in the ring. Haruna Neko held Mahiro Kiryu back while Suzume submitted Shiori with a Sleeper Hold. Shiori said she wants to become a cool wrestler who can easily face against everyone.

It was announced during the show that the 2020 Tokyo Princess Cup will begin on 23rd May and the final will be held in Korakuen on 23rd July. Also Tokyo Joshi Pro’s biggest show in history will be at the Tokyo Dome City Hall on 7th November! This is the same venue where Bull Nakano held her retirement show back in 2012.