Fantastic Imanari, Wrestle Princess II Title Matches, Record Of Ragnarok, Ganpro Goes Shopping

September 17, 2021

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 18/09/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari
4. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Koroku
5. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano
6. Yokohama Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Keigo Nakamura Vs Chris Brookes & HARASHIMA

The third man in Pheromones has been revealed. Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari has been won over by the erotic antics of this new unit and has joined their cause. The first three matches of the show have been altered slightly to fit him into the card.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~”, 20/09/2021
Aichi East Sports Center 2nd Stadium

1. Hyper Misao Vs Pom Harajuku
2. 3 Way Match: Nodoka Tenma Vs Miu Watanabe Vs Kaya Toribami
3. Mizuki Vs Arisu Endo
4. Maki Itoh Vs Moka Miyamoto
5. Hikari Noa & Suzume & Yuki Aino & Haruna Neko
6. Miyu Yamashita, Nao Kakuta & Raku Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Kamifuku

Things are heating up as we get closer and closer to “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”. Champions and their challengers have a few more warm-up matches with each other until then.

BASARA “BASARA 170 ~HOJIRO~”, 20/09/2021
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs SAGAT & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Jacket Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Shiori Asahi
3. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: FUMA (4) Vs Takato Nakano (2)
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (4) Vs Masato Kamino (2)
5. Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano Vs Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Leo Isaka

Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League Standings

1. FUMA (4)
-. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (4)
4. Masato Kamino (2)
-. Takato Nakano (2)

The league is reaching the final stage of matches. The top two wrestlers at the end of the show will face off in the final on 28th September. I don’t have the energy to figure out what happens if Takato Nakano and Masato Kamino win their matches. If both of them win then that means all five wrestlers finish in first place tied at 4 points each!

The last day of Jacket Matches were a mixed bag for Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. He won one and lost one, leaving him stuck at #8 in the rankings. His latest opponent Shiori Asahi is currently ranked #15.

GANBARE☆PRO “BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA PLEASURE STYLE 2021”, 25/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Ganjo Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuna Manase, Yuna Mizumori & YuuRI Vs Asuka, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. THE HALFEE Vs Team Sanyo Sanin Full Scale Battle: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai Vs Minoru Fujita, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Itsuki Aoki
3. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa & MAO Vs Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki
4. IJ Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai & Shota (c) Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganpro Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shigehiro Irie
6. Ken Ohka 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match ~Roar Of The Lion King~: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo

Shinjiro Otani is unable to wrestle on the show after fracturing his left arm at the last Ganbare☆Pro show. Keisuke Ishii will now face Shigehiro Irie in the special singles match. It will be the first singles match between them in over three years. MAO is also coming in to take Irie’s place in Match #3.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021”, 26/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuya Koroku
0. Under Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Yumiko Hotta Vs Shinya Aoki & Mizuki Watase
1. Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari (w/ Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno) Vs Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani
2. Record Of Ragnarok Collaboration Match ~ Gods Vs Humanity~: Daisuke “Zeus” Sekimoto, Kazusada “Beelzebub” Higuchi, Yukio “Susanoo-no-Mikoto” Naya & “Apollo” Vs Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno, MAO & Keigo Nakamura
3. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
4. Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiko Vs HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata
5. DAMNATION Dissolution Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

Both Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes are aiming high for their KO-D Openweight Title match. Brookes is calling this the most important match in his 14 year career and he will not waste his opportunity. Takeshita wants his rivalry with Brookes to be the peak for this era of DDT, just like Kota Ibushi Vs Kenny Omega was for a previous era.

DDT is collaborating with “Record Of Ragnarok” for a special match. The series is about Humanity fighting for its very survival in a deadly fighting tournament against Gods. It has a manga, a Netflix produced anime and will soon launch a live action stage show. One team led by Daisuke Sekimoto will represent the Gods from the anime and will wrestle in special costumes made for the match. If that’s not enough, Riki Choshu will also be there to provide special guest commentary.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”, 09/10/2021
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

1. International Princess Title: Yuki Kamifuku (c) Vs Yuki Aino
2. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Maki Itoh

Two more title matches are now official. NEO Biishiki-gun have still shown interest in getting Mizuki to join them. She refuses and along with Yuka Sakazaki wants to regain the Princess Tag Team Titles.

Yuki Aino bounced back from her clean loss to Miyu Yamashita by pinning Hikari Noa in a tag match. With her recent record against champions, Aino has enough claim to challenge for the International Princess Title. Noa isn’t afraid to take the match to dangerous levels in order to keep the belt over her shoulder.

The complete card for “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” will be revealed tomorrow.

GANBARE☆PRO “TOKOROZAWA PARK TOWN BOX SHOPPING STREET SHOW”, 16/10/2021
Saitama Tokorozawa Park Town Shopping Street Fresh Ariyama

1. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & YuuRI Vs Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Shuichiro Katsumura & SAGAT Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Gota Ihashi
3. Fresh Ariyama Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari Vs Yasu Urano, Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga

Ganpro are holding a free show outside the Fresh Ariyama store in Tokorozawa Park Town. They held a show like this before two years ago but this time there will be a wrestling ring set up.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~” Results

September 15, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~”, 15/09/2021
Shinjuku FACE
202 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Yuka Sakazaki, Suzume & Haruna Neko defeated Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Kamifuku & Arisu Endo when Sakazaki pinned Endo with the Magical Merry-Go-Round (9:53).
2. Hyper Misao defeated Kaya Toribami with the I Am A Hero (7:23).
3. Yuki Aino & Raku defeated Hikari Noa & Nao Kakuta when Aino pinned Noa with the UBV (Infinite Love And Flame) (10:01).
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel defeated Mizuki & Pom Harajuku when Sakisama submitted Harajuku with the Versailles Foot Choke (12:33).
5. Miyu Yamashita, Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai Vs Maki Itoh, Shoko Nakajima & Moka Miyamoto ended in a Time Limit Draw (20:00).

Miyu Yamashita and Maki Itoh found themselves on equal footing for most of the main event. While Miu Watanabe, Yuki Arai, Shoko Nakajima and Moka Miyamoto all had their parts to play, the match came down to Yamashita and Itoh in the final moments. Itoh countered the Crash Rabbit Heat into a Crab Hold. Yamashita reached the ropes but her Skull Kick attempt missed and Itoh put her in the Itoh Deluxe. Time ran out before we could find out if the move would make Yamashita give up. Neither woman had much to say to each other after the match.

The presence of Yuka Sakazaki at ringside during Match #4 kept bothering Sakisama. Sakazaki was only there to do ringside duties but that was enough for Sakisama to glare at her and lose focus on the match. Meanwhile Mei Saint-Michel got on Mizuki’s bad side by playing with parts of her ring costume. NEO Biishiki-gun won anyway and confronted The Magical Sugar Rabbits in the ring. Sakisama offered Mizuki to join her side so she could become more graceful, pretty and beautiful. Mizuki yelled “No!” The only thing about NEO Biishiki-gun she finds attractive are the Princess Tag Team Titles. MagiRabi want to take those belts and make the world a more peaceful place. Saint-Michel called them selfish and won’t ever forgive them for threatening to take the titles away. Sakisama accepted MagiRabi’s challenge and wants the title match to happen at “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”!

Never underestimate Yuki Aino! She pinned another champion in a tag match today, this time Hikari Noa. She told Noa that even though she lost to Yamashita recently, her fire never disappeared. Instead it burns even more! Aino then challenged Noa for the International Princess Title. Noa understands why Aino wants the title but it belongs to her. She suggested they have the match at “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”. Noa promised to blow up Aino so she can retain her cute belt.

Hyper Misao gifted Kaya Toribami her own superhero cloak to wear while they wrestled each other. The real reason was so Misao had something to pull and choke her with. Toribami caught on and got rid of the cloak. She thought it still belonged to her after the match but Misao walked off with it.


DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” Results

August 21, 2021

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki
1,336 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura defeated Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku when Naya pinned Koroku with the Choke Slam (10:38).
0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh defeated Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa when Onita pinned Kuro-chan after a Current Blast Bat Attack (9:35).
1. Special 10-Man Tag Match – El Unicorn & Ilusion Debut Match: HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Yusuke Okada, Raimu Imai & El Unicorn defeated Yuji Okabayashi, TAMURA, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Iino & Ilusion when Unicorn pinned Ilusion with the Modified Double Knee Stomp (11:44).
2. Double Ring Double Singles Match: Toru Owashi defeated Antonio Honda with a School Boy (0:11).
2. Double Ring Double Singles Match: Danshoku Dieno defeated Kazuki Hirata with a School Boy (0:11).
2a. Rematch: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda ended in a No Contest (1:28).
2a. Rematch: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata ended in a No Contest (1:28).
2b. Another Rematch: Toru Owashi, Antonio Honda & Daisuke Kiso defeated Danshoku Dieno, Kazuki Hirata & Yukinori Matsui when Kiso pinned Matsui with a Cradle (2:53).
3. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai defeated Shunma Katsumata & MAO when Brookes pinned MAO with the Praying Mantis Bomb (14:03).
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) defeated Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai when Hino pinned Akai with the Fuckin’ BOMB (11:34).
*V3 for DAMNATION.
5. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki defeated Yuki Ueno (c) with La Mistica Crossover Facelock (17:20).
*Yuki Ueno fails in V7. Daisuke Sasaki becomes the 5th DDT Universal Champion!
6. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACKOUT Presents: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Jun Akiyama (c) with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock (24:43).
*Jun Akiyama fails in V4. Konosuke Takeshita becomes the 77th KO-D Openweight Champion!

The first outdoor “WRESTLE PETER PAN” saw Konosuke Takeshita finally beat Jun Akiyama and reclaim the KO-D Openweight Title. They fought back and forth with Exploders and German Suplexes one after the other while Kenta Kobashi watched from ringside. Both also tried to win with their submission finishers. Akiyama with the Front Neck Lock and Takeshita with the Modified Chickenwing Facelock. When all else failed they went to their Knee Strikes until one stayed down. Takeshita pulled down his knee pad before hitting more Zahi Knee Strikes but Akiyama wouldn’t stay down. He had to throw Akiyama with the Cross-Arm German Suplex and then apply the Modified Chickenwing Facelock once more. The move Takeshita invented to Akiyama finally achieved its purpose and the champion tapped out!

When Takeshita was given the KO-D Title belt, he said today was not the end. He will defend the title with all of his might, become stronger and have a rematch with Akiyama this time so he can beat him as the champion. Akiyama accepted defeat but said he will get it back, just you wait and see. Chris Brookes then entered the ring and told Takeshita he hasn’t beaten him one on one in over two years. Brookes wants a shot at the title! Takeshita accepted the challenge and it will take place on the 26th September Korakuen Hall show.

Daisuke Sasaki entered Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki holding the DDT Universal Title and he gets to leave with it. Except now he actually is the Universal Champion. After weeks of theft, cheap shots and violence Yuki Ueno couldn’t get revenge for everything Sasaki had done to him. Sasaki busted him open with a belt shot. Later Mad Paulie pulled the referee away when Ueno had Sasaki pinned after a Shining Wizard. Ueno Dropkicked Paulie and Moonsaulted onto both of them outside the ring. Everything was going so well for Ueno he was even avoiding Sasaki’s cheating. But Sasaki countered the WR into La Mistica Crossover Facelock and forced Ueno to give up. Backstage Ueno admitted that Sasaki has stolen everything from him. Now it is his turn to take away everything that Sasaki cherishes. For now that threat is falling on deaf ears. Sasaki heard the guest commentator Sumire Uesaka praised him a lot during his match. He wants her address so he can mail her a marriage certificate.

Tensions were high when DAMNATION and Eruption fought for the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. From the start they were ready to fight when Soma Takao threw his belt down at Yukio Sakaguchi. Meanwhile Saki Akai kept posturing at Yuji Hino, demanding he take her seriously and throw his strong Chops at her. Hino overpowered Akai but Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi were there to break the pins. Tetsuya Endo wiped out nearly everyone with a Swan Dive Shooting Star Press out of the ring. That left Akai and Hino alone to fight. Akai kept chopping and kicking Hino until he finally threw the Chop her way. Akai kicked out of the pin so Hino hit her with a Lariat. Akai kicked out of that too and still tried to fight back. Hino had to put her away with the Fuckin’ BOMB to end the match. Afterwards Hino reminded Akai of all the jokes he previously made about her being a woman. Well now he can say she is also a pro wrestler!

Jun Kasai got a taste of hardcore wrestling The 37KAMIINA style. It involves Lego. Lots and lots of Lego. Shunma Katsumata & MAO filled the ring with the toy blocks and smashed a few plastic cases along the way. Katsumata even decided to wrestle barefoot, daring Kasai to follow his lead. Kasai told him he is a man and he would but couldn’t get his wrestling boots off in time before Katsumata attacked him. Katsumata did a Moonsault Double Stomp but Kasai rolled out of the way, making him land bare feet first onto the Lego! Brookes then threw him into a ladder with the Tropical☆Yahoo. The 37KAMIINA fought back by digging skewers into their opponents’ heads. Kasai then turned the danger up a notch by blocking a Katsumata dive with a knife! He then gave Katsumata the Reverse Tiger Driver while Brookes pinned MAO with the Praying Mantis Bomb, all on the Lego for the finish. Afterwards Kasai admitted the “relaxing” hardcore matches The 37KAMIINA put together are actually fun, like a good memory from a summer vacation.

DDT’s first ever Double Ring Double Singles Matches both ended in eleven seconds. Toru Owashi immediately pinned Antonio Honda and Danshoku Dieno immediately pinned Kazuki Hirata with the same moves at the same time. Hisaya Imabayashi wasn’t sure what had happened because he couldn’t see both matches at once. So he called for both matches to restart but this time to keep them in the same ring. The rematches fell apart when the referees Yukinori Matsui and Daisuke Kiso kept getting in each other’s way. They soon started fighting each other and the wrestlers had to keep them apart. Imabayashi then had an idea to turn everything into a 3 Vs 3 match: Owashi, Honda & Kiso Vs Dieno, Hirata & Matsui with Imabayashi as the ref. Matsui’s team put Kiso in the Kaientai pose and Dieno applied the Lip Lock. Kiso then suddenly countered Matsui’s Brainbuster into a Small Package to grab victory from the jaws of defeat.

The opening match was the debuts of El Unicorn and Ilusion from the DDT Teenage Project. They were given a chance to shine and literally wrestle on top of everyone else. While the other 8 participants were locked up in a multi-man suplex struggle, Unicorn and Ilusion climbed on top of them to fight each other. It ended with Ilusion Suplexing Unicorn onto the pile below. Yuji Okabayashi’s team then won out on the multi-man Suplex spot. Ilusion Dropkicked Yusuke Okada and then joined in with Mizuki Watase to dive onto everybody outside the ring. Unicorn came back and hit a Dragonrana to Ilusion then pinned him with a Modified Double Knee Stomp. Backstage Ilusion swore to avenge his loss when he faces Unicorn in a singles match on 29th August. Yuki Iino went around searching for Naomi Yoshimura to continue fighting him. HARASHIMA and TAMURA both praised the young wrestlers for their efforts. Raimu Imai asked if he could wrestle in DDT again.

The pre-show match a a calm affair. Just a Current Blast Death Match, no biggie. Everyone was dressed for battle except for Akito, who wrestled in a suit. Kuro-chan used Hikari Noa as a shield to prevent Atsushi Onita from swinging the blast bat at him. Tetsuhiro Kuroda grabbed the bat and handed it to Kuro-chan so he could blast Onita with it. Onita got revenge by Piledriving Kuroda onto a table. Super Sasadango Machine tried to fight off everyone with a chair. Maki Itoh and Noa had a standoff with each holding blast bats. They swung at each other causing a big explosion. When the dust cleared the match came down to Onita and Kuro-chan. Onita hit his Kuro-chan with the blast bat and got the three count. After the match Onita poured water over him and with Sanshiro Takagi’s help, aided in carrying him out of the ring. Kuro-chan begged for forgiveness until Onita told him he has the qualities of a pro wrestler. It’s time for him to enter Mr. Onita’s office for a talk…

The other pre-show match saw Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura beat Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku. The least experience wrestler of the four Koroku kicked out of Naya’s Scrapbuster and Running Knee Lift. But he was put down with a Choke Slam, giving Naya’s team the win.

At the end of the show, Takagi revealed one last gift for the DDT fans. The final major DDT event of 2021 will take place at Yoyogi Gymnasium #2 on 26th December. It will be DDT’s first time in the venue.


DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” Preview

August 19, 2021

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh Vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa
1. Special 10-Man Tag Match – El Unicorn & Ilusion Debut Match: HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Yusuke Okada, Raimu Imai & El Unicorn Vs Yuji Okabayashi, TAMURA, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Iino & Ilusion
2. Double Ring Double Singles Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
2. Double Ring Double Singles Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACKOUT Presents: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

As danger and uncertainty over the pandemic remains around the world, the wrestling industry is determined to chug along and to stick to their plans. This weekend more than any other is proof of that. In America, the next couple of days will no doubt become a landmark period for the modern era with massive shows from two companies along with the long awaited return of a certain hockey fan from Chicago. Japan isn’t taking it easy either as some companies begin to head outdoors for major shows held at sports stadiums. That’s what DDT is up to for “WRESTLE PETER PAN” this year. They will be at Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki, the former home of FMW’s most legendary battles. The actual venue is different because it went through renovations in the 2000s and also a name change in 2014. Hopefully the spirit of those famous shows still remains when DDT takes their crack at it. Pandemic restrictions are in place so the card is shorter than usual. Plus the risk of last minute cancellations can rear its ugly head. At this point we just have to keep our fingers crossed. There is something extra added to the show. Two wrestling rings will be set up in the stadium. The reason why will be explained in the related matches below.

0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku

Let’s see how the low tier of DDT’s undercard has been doing lately. Yukio Naya is slotted into the novelty matches. He’s there when DDT needs a heavyweight so he’ll always have a place on the card. His family ties also means he will be a regular for any matches built around product placement. Keigo Nakamura stepped up a level by being part of the new KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Champions in Team Olympian. He has new ring gear too which is usually a sign of a wrestler moving onto the next stage of his career. He is still often the butt of jokes but when he gets the chance to be serious in the ring, he takes it. Hideki Okatani is probably the one out of this lot who advanced the most over the last year. He should have, given who he is learning from in Junretsu. He is still far away from being a polished product but he definitely moved up to No. 3 in his unit in the last few months. Yuya Koroku debuted in DDT back in April and comes from the highly regarded Animal Hamaguchi Gym. His work so far has been promising but he had a slight setback earlier this month that made him miss a few shows. That’s the problem with rookies. They break easily.

0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh Vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa

Here is how loaded this weekend is. DDT has to blow up a ring at Kawasaki Stadium during the dark match to get any sort of attention! If you’re doing a major wrestling show inside Kawasaki Stadium then you have to have Atsushi Onita in an Exploding Ring Death Match. Those are the rules. That is why DDT is setting up two rings, one for the regular matches and one for Onita to blow up. As soon as Onita found out about the second ring he got in touch with DDT and demanded his match take place on the pre-show! His reasoning is it takes a lot of time and dedication to set up the explosives so he wants it to be over and done with before the main show even begins. It also sneakily moves the match over to the main ring instead of the side ring because DDT now has time to clean up the mess after the pre-show. That Onita really is a sneaky git. He has promised to use three to five times the amount of gun powder for explosions than these matches usually use.

The match itself has a lot to unpack. Onita’s run in DDT over the last year has seen him feud with a pervy comedian named Kuro-chan. Onita gets the win most of the time but their last match in December ended in a massive upset. Kuro-chan pinned Onita one, two, three! He stole Onita’s jacket, called himself the new “Evil Ways” and left thinking that was the end of it. Demands for a rematch were ignored by Kuro-chan until his manager got wind of it and decided “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” would be the perfect time and place for it to happen. The two went to put their teams together. Onita has DDT’s crazy president Sanshiro Takagi, the not yet crazy Vice President Akito and the right amount of crazy Maki Itoh. Kuro-chan has to team with Super Sasadango Machine because they both have the same agent. However his also gets Hikari Noa and FMW alumni Tetsuhiro Kuroda, which improves his team’s chances. Sasadango had to lie about Noa thinking Kuro-chan is cute to convince him to finally accept the match. Noa in particular has been wanting to do death matches for ages. Her goal is to either run over Takagi in a truck, blow him up in an explosion or do both. The stage is set and one last factor has been added to the match. Kuro-chan wants sole ownership of Exploding Ring Death Matches if his team wins! He also wants Onita to retire when he loses but we all know what that is worth so just ignore that bit.

1. Special 10-Man Tag Match – El Unicorn & Ilusion Debut Match: HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Yusuke Okada, Raimu Imai & El Unicorn Vs Yuji Okabayashi, TAMURA, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Iino & Ilusion

DDT looks to the future with the introduction to the DDT Teenage Project. They have spent the last year training four teenagers in secret to become pro wrestlers. Two of them are ready to have their official debut match. On one team is the 13 year old, El Unicorn. On the other is Ilusion, 18 years old. The project is meant to be for those aged 15-18 but there is a reason El Unicorn is there. Not to spoil the kid’s identity but he was already under DDT contract before this project began. Both rookies are eager to fight the larger wrestlers like Naomi Yoshimura and Yuji Okabayashi. There’s another teenager in the match too. Raimu Imai from HEAT-UP is 16 years old and still in his first year of wrestling. His claim to fame is his mother Eriko Imai is a former pop singer and current member of Japan’s House Of Councillors. Raimu’s master TAMURA is on the opposite team. He marvels over how quickly the new generation of wrestlers get to make it to the ring. HARASHIMA and Okabayashi were last seen together as Smile Pissari but they are opponents here. Yusuke Okada and Yuki Iino get to collide with stronger opponents. Last but not least there is Mizuki Watase, who recently returned from injury and finds himself restarting his wrestling progression from scratch again.

2. Double Ring Double Singles Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
2. Double Ring Double Singles Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata

Look, spots for this show are sparse this time around and DDT isn’t able to produce two dozen matches in one night. This isn’t an AEW taping. With the card filling up, the groups of wrestlers nicknamed the DDT Variety Team all began to squabbling with one another. This resulted in them all challenging each other to singles matches, no doubt earning two of them coveted main event spot. That wasn’t going to happen. Hisaya Imabayashi told the wrestlers there was room left on the show for only one more match. They can do Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda or Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata but not both. Hirata then had a brilliant idea. There will be two rings available so why not do both matches at the same time? Imabayashi loved the idea and put forth DDT’s first ever Double Ring Double Singles Match! Just don’t be surprised if the two matches still interact and get mixed up with each other. Oh and I think Dieno is currently the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion. I lost track of that.

3. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai

The main card gets some of the violence left over from the pre-show. Is there anything you can do to Jun Kasai that would hurt him? He’s been through it all, literally if the thing is made out of glass. He sees the hardcore matches DDT have been doing over the last year and they left him feeling lukewarm. The weapons used and the atmosphere surrounding the matches are a bit too relaxed for his tastes. Relaxed is the accurate word to use given these matches have involved Shunma Katsumata & MAO from The 37KAMIINA (The Sauna KAMIINA). Their obsession with saunas rose to new levels ever since the DDT Sauna Club was formed. They aren’t pushovers though. Katsumata is wrestling death matches in Big Japan more often and MAO always has fucked up ideas for things to do in the ring. They want to show Kasai they can dish him the worst pain he has ever felt and they know just what to use. They found out that Kasai doesn’t like the pain you get from stepping on Lego. It’s his biggest weakness! Kasai refuses to confirm if that’s true or not, explaining that he never feels pain from anything when he wrestles in front of his fans. During all of this, Chris Brookes began feeling like the odd man out. He doesn’t even appear in the advert for the match! All the attention is on the other three and he doesn’t like that. He’ll take his anger out on Katsumata to feel better.

4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai

DAMNATION’s most successful ventures over the last half year have been in the trios division. After Tetsuya Endo was finally knocked off the top of the mountain, he rallied together Soma Takao and new member Yuji Hino to win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles. Endo was then able to defend the belts in his hometown. He has felt invincible ever since and thinks he has the power to banish those he defeated from his hometown. The big challengers coming in are Eruption. They held the titles before and Saki Akai in particular thinks it is time to take them back. The build up has seen Kazusada Higuchi reignite his rivalry with Endo. Yukio Sakaguchi and Takao has come to blows several times too. But the spotlight shines brightest on Akai along with Hino’s reaction to her being in the match. Hino thinks Eruption are fighting with a handicap because a woman is on their team. He also refuses to throw any Chops at Akai because he is convinced they would legit murder her. All this attitude has done is fire Akai up even more to prove her doubters wrong. She’s been wrestling for 8 years now and has shown she is not a one trick pony. It also created an unusual situation where Akai slaps around her partners because they haven’t been as determined as she is to win! Keep in mind this is when Sakaguchi is constantly getting into fights with Takao.

5. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki

DAMNATION’s second most successful venture over the last half year is Daisuke Sasaki stealing the DDT Universal Title belt from Yuki Ueno. I didn’t say winning the championship, I mean literally stealing the belt. That’s not to say Sasaki hasn’t brought it in the ring. He has won several big matches in the King Of DDT tournament by cheating like hell throughout the whole thing. That includes a quick win over Ueno. Another quick win in a later tag match resulted in Ueno giving Sasaki a title shot in order to win back his pride. Big mistake. That is what caused Sasaki to blindside Ueno, steal the title belt and promise to humiliate him even further. The last month has seen Ueno chasing after Sasaki only to see him get away with the belt time and time again. Their last confrontation inside a ring ended with Sasaki beating Ueno bloody. What has been a breakout year for Ueno has since turned sour and could take a turn for the worse if he can’t get his title back.

6. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACKOUT Presents: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Talk about a deal paying off big time. Jun Akiyama to DDT could not have worked out any better if I do say so myself. He is now six months into his KO-D Openweight Title reign with three defences under his belt. He has also taken to the player/coach role in Junretsu rather well (just remember Makoto Oishi is the official leader). The likes of Endo, Higuchi, Dieno and HARASHIMA have all failed to beat him. And then there is Konosuke Takeshita. What a journey this guy has been on. He went through two singles losses to Akiyama in back to back months at the end of 2020. Those results made him self reflect. For the first time he began to question the DDT style he so proudly represented. Things had to change in 2021.

But does it, really? When this year began, Takeshita’s Sauna Club with his friends turned into The 37KAMIINA. What followed has been a year of hot matches and aurora skies. He took a sabbatical to AEW in April, winning over a new audience of fans abroad by being himself and wrestling how he always does. When he returned, success came his way in the tag team division with his sauna buddies. He and Ueno successfully represented DDT against NOAH at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, he and Katsumata won the first Ultimate Tag League and then followed it up by winning the KO-D Tag Team Titles. To cap it all off Takeshita rose even further back to the top by winning the King Of DDT tournament. His redemption is almost complete. All that is left to do is finally beat Akiyama one on one.

Easier said than done, right? There’s also one other thing that makes it that little bit more difficult. Kenta Kobashi will be at the show as a special guest to witness the main event. Everytime Kobashi has played this role for a Jun Akiyama singles match, Akiyama has won. Endo learned that the hard way back in “KAWASAKI STRONG 2021” back in February. Akiyama’s previous two victories over Takeshita have both been by submission as well. It’s all well and good to make it three submissions in a row but Akiyama doesn’t care for that kind of stuff. If he has to win by pinfall then so be it. This is the man who comes from King’s Road. He learned that the Giant Baba style has all the right answers for pro wrestling. That is why he is the champion! Takeshita wants to prove there is no correct answer for pro wrestling that applies to everybody. The DDT style he proudly represents can be just as effective for him as King’s Road is for Akiyama. If this match is the end of his journey, we’ll find out which answer is the right one.


Mahiro Injured, Brookes Vs Sakaguchi, Dream Trio Of DDT Icons

August 19, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 SUMMER ~STEP AND A STEP~”, 21/08/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo Vs Maki Itoh & Raku
2. Mirai Maiumi Vs Kaya Toribami
3. Yuka Sakazaki & Pom Harajuku Vs Hyper Misao & Nao Kakuta
4. Rika Tatsumi, Yuki Kamifuku & Marika Kobashi Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Haruna Neko
5. Miyu Yamashita, Suzume & Moka Miyamoto Vs Shoko Nakajima, Mizuki & Miu Watanabe

Both Hikari Noa and Maki Itoh are working double shots on Saturday. First they fight in the Tokyo Joshi Pro opening match in Itabashi then travel over to Kawasaki for the “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” pre-show.

Mahiro Kiryu is out of action with a neck injury. She will consult with her doctor when she can be cleared to return based on the progress of her treatment.

DDT “DRAMATIC SURVIVOR 2021”, 04/09/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall

1. 1 Day Unit Tournament – Semi Final: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X
2. 1 Day Unit Tournament – Semi Final: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X
3. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
4. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
5. 1 Day Unit Tournament – Final: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X

Eruption aren’t part of the Unit Tournament so Yukio Sakaguchi is free to take on Chris Brookes in their second ever singles match. The first match took place at the 2021 D-Ou Grand Prix and Sakaguchi won it that time.

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

1. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match ~ DRAMATIC WARS: Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
2. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase
3. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

A group of freaks team up to fight Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan.


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.


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.


Princess Cup Final, Wrestle Peter Pan Warm Up, More Ganbare☆Joshi Shows

August 13, 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 Miu Watanabe
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Mizuki Vs Maki Itoh

This weekend is the finale of the Tokyo Princess Cup and also the return of Yuka Sakazaki.

BASARA “BASARA 165 ~TAKAGARI 5~”, 14/08/2021
Takashimadaira Ward Community Center

1. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs SAGAT & Yasu Urano
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Fuminori Abe
3. Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano Vs Daiki Shimomura & Minoru Fujita
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: FUMA Vs Masato Kamino
5. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Isami Kodaka

The Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League begins tomorrow!

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

A little extra drama added to the main event is the friendship between HARUKAZE and Makoto. They get along outside the ring so could that somehow effect HARUKAZE teaming with Yuna Manase? The last time Yuu Yamagata was here she told HARUKAZE that Manase is holding back her progress.

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

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: Shoko Nakajima/Miu Watanabe Vs Mizuki/Maki Itoh

A future Princess Of Princess Title shot awaits the winner.

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. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Dorago (Yukio Naya) & Haka (Yuki Iino) Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
4. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
5. Yuki Ueno & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
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

The Hardcore Judo match will be a Hardcore match with both participants wearing judo gear. That settles that mystery.

BASARA X DOVE “R.E.S.P.E.C.T”, 18/08/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yusuke Kubo, Daichi Kazato & Kenshin Chikano Vs Ryota Nakatsu, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino & TORU
2. Fuminori Abe & Shoichi Uchida Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Rey Paloma
3. FUMA Vs “brother” YASSHI
4. Hardcore Tag Match: Isami Kodaka & Gunso Vs SAGAT & Naoki Tanizaki
5. Daiki Shimomura Vs Kohei Kinoshita

Kabuki Kid will no longer be on the show due to personal reasons. TORU from the TTT promotion takes his place.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”, 21/08/2021
Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki

0. Under Match: Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
0. Electric Current Explosion 8-Man Tag Death Match: Atsushi Onita, Sanshiro Takagi, Akito & Maki Itoh Vs Kuro-chan, Super Sasadango Machine, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hikari Noa
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
1. Double Ring Double Single Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Special Hardcore Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Jun Kasai
3. Special 10-Man Tag Match – El Unicorn & Ilusion Debut Match: HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, Yusuke Okada, Reimu Imai & El Unicorn Vs Yuji Okabayashi, TAMURA, Mizuki Watase, Yuki Iino & Ilusion
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. DDT Universal Title: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Daisuke Sasaki
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

A press conference was held today covering some of the important “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021” matches. Konosuke Takeshita admitted that losing twice to Jun Akiyama is what helped make him come into this match as a much better wrestler. He wants to win the KO-D Openweight Title and say with pride that “DDT has Takeshita.” Akiyama said that although his opponent is bigger and stronger, he’s going to show him what happens when the feelings in your heart and mind prevail. Akiyama won the previous two matches by submission but will take winning the third match by pinfall if he has to.

Daisuke Sasaki was able to appear on Zoom (goofy background and all) because he is finishing up his quarantine period. His physical absence from the press conference annoyed Yuki Ueno even more because Sasaki still has the stolen DDT Universal Title.

Sanshiro Takagi explained that when students from the DDT Teenage Project turn 20 years old they will become full time members of DDT. Their school education is given priority so will not be wrestling on every show. El Unicorn said he’s been recently inspired by Momiji Nishiya, the 13 year old skateboarder who won gold at the Olympics. Ilusion said he wants to become a big name worldwide. Both of them are just as focused on fighting the big names in their match as they are fighting each other.

Yesterday Atsushi Onita gathered his team together at a parking lot in Chiba to demonstrate the explosions that will be happen for their match. A watermelon was meant to be used as the target. Kuro-chan and his group interrupted the scene and attacked Onita’s team. Super Sasadango Machine smashed the watermelon over Sanshiro Takagi’s head while Akito & Maki Itoh were both taken care of. Kuro-chan & Hikari Noa then grabbed an explosive barbed wire bat and blasted Onita with it. Kuro-chan added insult to injury by pinning Onita while Sasadango counted to three. Kuro-chan promised to retire Onita and take over the rights to explosion death matches!

I will be writing a preview for the show next week.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
2. Texas Tornado Street Fight Special Mixed Tag Match: Miss Mongol & Yumehito Imanari Vs Cherry & Shota

There’s more to Ganbare☆Joshi than just the Manase & HARUKAZE drama. Cherry allegedly won a match against Shota in impressive fashion on the last show but no evidence of it happening exists. Whatever happened between them resulted in them now teaming together. Miss Mongol usually has Shota’s number when they fight each other and Yumehito Imanari isn’t going to be distracted by any Pocchari Joshi shenanigans.

GANBARE☆PRO “HARLEY DAVIDSON & MARLBORO MAN 2021”, 12/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match Part 2: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Another 20th anniversary match for Ken Ohka. Ah, I can’t blame him.

Shinjiro Otani, Nobuhiro Shimatani and Takahiro Katori will be on the show.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP” Results

July 23, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 23/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
142 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao & Nao Kakuta defeated Mirai Maiumi, Mahiro Kiryu & Moka Miyamoto when Nakajima pinned Miyamoto with an Inverted Hurricanrana (10:09).
2. 3 Way Match: Haruna Neko defeated Mizuki and Pom Harajuku when Neko pinned Harajuku with a School Boy (5:54).
3. Yuki Kamifuku, Raku & Suzume defeated Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh & Arisu Endo when Kamifuku pinned Endo with the Famouser (12:10).
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1: Miu Watanabe defeated Kaya Toribami with the Tear Drop (6:36).
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1: Yuki Aino defeated Yuki Arai with the Full Nelson Of Love And Fire (8:26).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1: Marika Kobashi defeated Nodoka Tenma with the Front Neck Lock (7:52).
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1: Rika Tatsumi defeated Hikari Noa with the Missile Hip (14:14).

The International Princess Champion is out in Round 1! Rika Tatsumi survived the Blizzard Suplex from Hikari Noa thanks to a rope break preventing a three count. Tatsumi recovered with a Twist Of Fate and pinned Noa with the Missile Hip. She said after the match that nobody in the tournament wants to lose. But what Tatsumi is lacking at the moment is a championship. That is what makes her want to win the Tokyo Princess Cup and become a champion again! She faces Hyper Misao in Round 2. An upset Hikari questions if she should even have a championship because she was eliminated in the first round. She now wants to defend the IP Title against Tatsumi to get revenge.

Probably the upset of Round 1 belongs to Marika Kobashi. She made Nodoka Tenma submit to the Front Neck Lock. The two came into Tokyo Joshi Pro around the same time seven years ago but Kobashi had missed time over the years so there is a gulf of experience between them. Summer is the season for gals so Kobashi has the confidence to face anybody. This includes her next round opponent Shoko Nakajima. Tenma admits she feels happy for Kobashi because she is doing things in a way only she can do.

Yuki Arai’s first go around in the Princess Cup is a brief one. She put her efforts into using a Sleeper Hold on Yuki Aino. She also surprised everyone by doing a Full Nelson Buster. Aino escaped from trouble by evading the Finally Kick. She then threw her opponent with the Side Suplex and made her submit to her own Full Nelson. She praised Arai for putting up a good fight. Arai said she had a strong desire to break through the first round. She learned how to use a Full Nelson Buster because up until now she has only be doing kicking moves. Next up for Aino is Haruna Neko in Round 2.

Due to the uneven numbers entering the tournament, some wrestlers have a shorter path to the finals than others. Miu Watanabe is already through to the Quarter Finals after beating Kaya Toribami. She faces the winner of Yuki Aino Vs Haruna Neko. Toribami admitted she lost her concentration after doing the Twisting Senton from the second rope. She thinks this was the toughest match of her young career so far.


Tokyo Princess Cup 2021 Brackets

July 14, 2021

The Tokyo Princess Cup brackets are now complete. 22 of the 23 participants (Marika Kobashi was absent due to school work) picked their numbers out of a random lottery and were matched together before giving their comments for the upcoming tournament.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 22/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1A: Nao Kakuta Vs Miyu Yamashita
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1B: Pom Harajuku Vs Mirai Maiumi
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1C: Moka Miyamoto Vs Raku
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1D: Arisu Endo Vs Mahiro Kiryu

Miyu Yamashita welcomes the challenge that comes with Tokyo Joshi Pro growing larger. The Princess Cup has been her biggest Achilles Heel because she has never won it and often suffers her worst results there. Nao Kakuta suddenly finds herself fighting the Princess Of Princess Champion in Round 1. She understands she would lose this match 99% of the time so will aim to make this the 1% chance she will win. Pom Harajuku picked No. 4 and is treating it as her lucky number. This is her first match back since recovering from Covid. Mirai Maiumi has developed into the type of person she wanted to be but hasn’t been able to win anything yet. This summer she is determined to cause the Miramare Shock! Moka Miyamoto is looking forward to entering her first Princess Cup after not being included last year. Raku hasn’t won a singles match yet and sees Miyamoto is gaining momentum. She says she will do her best to beat her. Arisu Endo’s motivation is to face Suzume in the 2nd Round. Mahiro Kiryu stands in her way and won’t let her pass her by.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 23/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Miu Watanabe Vs Kaya Toribami
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1F: Yuki Aino Vs Yuki Arai
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1G: Hikari Noa Vs Rika Tatsumi
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1H: Marika Kobashi Vs Nodoka Tenma

Last year Miu Watanabe finished in the final 8. This time she is aiming to improve on that and reach the semi finals. Kaya Toribami knows how strong she is in their previous tag matches together. Toribami doesn’t have much experience but she will give it her all to win. Yuki Aino is also going to use what she learned in the last year to make it past the quarter finals. Her opponent Yuki Arai is coming off her first win and is confirmed to be on all of the shows during the tournament, no matter how she fares in the Cup itself. Perhaps the biggest match in Round 1 is Hikari Noa Vs Rika Tatsumi. Hikari’s first singles match against a senior member of the roster was against Tatsumi back in 2018. This time she is fighting her as the International Princess Champion and the winner faces Hyper Misao in Round 2. Noa wants to advance and face Misao in a death match. Tatsumi appreciates seeing other wrestlers achieve their dreams but she doesn’t want it to happen at her expense. She has a first time singles match against Mizuki as her big dream to fight for. Nodoka Tenma has never lost to Kobashi in singles matches but she has only advanced past Round 1 once. That was the year Tenma reached the semi final though so she wants to walk down that road again.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 24/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2A: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2B: Winner Of Match 1B Vs Mizuki
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2E: Winner Of Match 1F Vs Haruna Neko

The winner of Yamashita Vs Kakuta faces Yuki Kamifuku in Round 2. Kamifuku admittingly doesn’t like wrestling in singles tournaments but you have to do what you have to do. If she wins the Princess Cup then she wants the sponsors Ameba to buy her a really big motorcycle. Mizuki has dominated the tournament by winning it the last two years. She’s hesitant if she can make it 3 in a row but will do her best because everyone is wishing her good luck. Haruna Neko is waiting for whichever Yuki comes up to fight her

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 25/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2C: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Maki Itoh
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2D: Winner Of Match 1D Vs Suzume
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2F: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Hyper Misao
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2G: Winner Of Match 1H Vs Shoko Nakajima

Maki Itoh still remembers losing to Mizuki in the semi final last year. Her goal is to win the tournament this year and surpass Mizuki. Suzume recently fought for the Princess Tag Team Titles but isn’t taking her chances here for granted. Hyper Misao is holding the same motivations she had way back in her first Princess Cup in 2015. She was chosen as a replacement back then because at the time everyone thought her superhero character had a short shelf life. She wants to win and prove she doesn’t have a shelf life at all! She heard about Noa’s request for a death match but she expects to face Tatsumi instead. Misao lost to Tatsumi in her fake retirement match last year so it’s time to get that win back. Shoko Nakajima is the only other person next to Yamashita that will be a part of every Princess Cup so far. She has the most tournament experience in the field and thinks it is all coming together for her.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2A Vs Winner Of Match 2B
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2C Vs Winner Of Match 2D
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 2E
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2F Vs Winner Of Match 2G

The bracket structure ends at the quarter final stage.

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

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: X Vs X
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: X Vs X

For the first time the final rounds will be held inside Korakuen Hall. Even better, each round gets a show to itself!

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

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

Ameba is providing a prize for the winner. There is “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” taking place in October so the obvious reward is a Princess Title match in the main event. There is not another TJPW Korakeun show on the schedule right now but things can change.