December 31, 2018

Tokyo Shibuya GARRET
??? Fans

1. Makoto Oishi & Hyper Misao defeated Pipipipi Pinano & Raku when Oishi pinned Raku with an Inside Cradle (?:??).
2. Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima defeated Hikari Noa & Miu Watanabe when Yamashita pinned Noa with a Backspin Kick (?:??).

The Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) took the next step in their pro wrestling careers by getting new ring names and new looks to go with them. Their reintroduction event in Shibuya GARRET began with the unit in their old costumes performing their “Upper Kick!” song with rock and rap variations mixed into the performance. When that was done it was on to the mat wrestling matches.

First up was Hinano & Raku against the Up Up Girls (Fake) duo of Makoto Oishi & Hyper Misao. Hinano is now called Pinano Pipipipi and she wears a multicoloured outfit with tassels. She is aware that her new name is a lot more sillier than the others. Pinano also has a new move called the Pipipipi Punch. Raku is keeping her name but it is now written in hiragana (らく) when before it was written in katakana (ラク). She’s also keeping the colour yellow for her new costume and still uses the Good Night Express. Unfortunately Oishi blocked Raku’s Brainstorm Chop, spat at her as a distraction and rolled her into a Cradle for the three count. Oishi wanted to attack his opponents after the match but Misao stood in his way to defend them. Misao told Pinano & Raku that their new costumes are cool then asked them to continue shining as wrestling idols. She’d like them to be ready for the next time the two rival groups face each other.

The other match was Hikari & Miu against Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima. Hikari is now Hikari Noa and Miu is now Miu Watanabe. They launched a surprise attack on their opponents to begin the match but the tables quickly turned against them. Noa’s power came into play and along with Watanabe they put Nakajima & Yamashita in a Canadian Backbreaker and a Cobra Twist respectfully. Noa then stood on a chair to give Yamashita a Missile Kick. Yamashita recovered though and pinned Noa with a Backspin Kick.

The show ended with the Up Up Girls performing “Upper Kick!” again and then debuting their new song “Upper Chop!”


December 27, 2018

Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall
239 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Hyper Misao defeated Pom Harajuku with the HiPami Returns (5:29).
2. Shoko Nakajima & Yuna Manase defeated YUMI & Haruna Neko when Nakajima pinned Neko with the Northern Lights Suplex (10:09).
3. Veda Scott defeated Yuki Aino with the Fisherman Suplex (8:15).
4. DDT Offer Match: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno defeated Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda when HARASHIMA pinned Honda with the Somato (11:31).
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Hinano defeated Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Kamifuku & Raku when Mizuki pinned Kamifuku with the Diving Foot Stomp (11:52).
6. Miyu Yamashita, Reika Saiki & Mina Shirakawa defeated Maki Ito, Hikari & Miu when Yamashita pinned Miu with the Crash Rabbit Heat (12:52).

In the final preview battle before 4th January, Miyu Yamashita’s team were victorious over Maki Ito’s side. Ito hit both Reika Saiki & Mina Shirakawa with a Double Headbutt and Hikari followed up with a Missile Dropkick. But Yamashita escaped from Miu’s Canadian Backbreaker to pin her with the Crash Rabbit Heat. Ito was held back from breaking the pin so Yamashita taunted her by raising three fingers up to her face. She told Ito after the match that she looks forward to seeing her driven to the limit at Korakuen Hall.

Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Hinano all came out with their hair in twintails until Hinano said hers were cuter than Sakazaki’s.

Antonio Honda wanted to tell his lewd Gongitsune joke but Yukinori Matsui told him he couldn’t because they were at a joshi show with a different audience. Honda told the joke anyway. After the match HARASHIMA called the new venue clean and fresh and easy to wrestle in. He looks forward to DDT running a show here soon.

Hyper Misao dressed in a 90’s style Harajuku schoolgirl costume to combat Pom Harajuku’s fashion sense.

Up Up Girls Train In ZERO1, Everyone’s Going To Kitazawa

December 27, 2018

Tokyo Kanda Myojin Hall

1. DDT Offer Match: HARASHIMA & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
2. Hyper Misao Vs Pom Harajuku
3. Yuki Aino Vs Veda Scott
4. Shoko Nakajima & Yuna Manase Vs YUMI & Haruna Neko
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Hinano Vs Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Kamifuku & Raku
6. Miyu Yamashita, Reika Saiki & Mina Shirakawa Vs Maki Ito, Hikari & Miu

I think the show is happening while I write this so expect a results post soon.

The Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) spent yesterday training with Shinjiro Otani, Towa Iwasaki and Shoki Kitamura at the ZERO1 dojo in Kanagawa. Hikari, the only one in the idol group who was a wrestling fan before joining Tokyo Joshi Pro took the opportunity to spar in the ring with Otani. Even though Otani easily overwhelmed her, his lesson to the girls was if you wrestle from your heart your wrestling will be beautiful. He also praised the girls for handling two careers as wrestlers and idols.

Hikari described the experience as completely different to her usual practice and matches. Before today the most experienced person she fought against has around 5 or 6 years of experience max. Hinano was happy to have worked hard and get a lot of advice. Miu learned some of the basics for the first time because she was never a wrestling fan before becoming one. Raku was excited to do a training session that was different from her usual classes.

Kitazawa Town Hall

1. New “Spring” Ganbare☆Joshi Fight Start!: Moeka Haruhi Vs HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Kicking Force Vs Momota Parent And Child: Kouki Iwasaki & Shuhei Washida Vs Mitsuo Momota & Chikara
3. Rice-ha Vs Nan-ha After A Long Struggle, Tonight! We Decide Whether We Are Nori Or Nan! Ganpro Special Single Match!: Hiroshi Yamato Vs Baliyan Akki
4. Tsuru “Ken” Fight Club Vs Rotting Combination: Ken Ohka & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki Vs Shota & Mitomi Masayuki
5. Elegy Of Pro Wrestling A-Class War Criminals: Yumehito Imanari Vs Minoru Fujita
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Shuichiro Katsumura

DDT, Tokyo Joshi, BASARA and Ganbare☆Wrestling are all running Kitazawa Town Hall on the first weekend of 2019.


December 1, 2018

Shinjuku FACE
483 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Pom Harajuku defeated Haruna Neko with the Stepping Stone Guillotine Drop (4:09).
2. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao defeated Yuki Aino and Hinano when Misao pinned Hinano with a Rope Assisted School Boy (8:15).
3. Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Veda Scott defeated Hikari, Miu & Raku when Manase pinned Raku with the Neck Screw Hold (11:49).
4. Reika Saiki defeated Mina Shirakawa with the Jackhammer (6:31).
5. YUMI Debut Match: Saki Akai defeated YUMI with the Leg & Face Lock (6:15).
6. Yuu defeated Nodoka Tenma with the Last Ride (10:57).
7. Evening Before The Explosion! 5th Anniversary Special Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls 6-Woman Tag Match: Maki Ito, Shoko Nakajima & Riho (2) defeated Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (1).
7a. Maki Ito pinned Miyu Yamashita with an Inside Cradle (4:43).
7b. Miyu Yamashita pinned Maki Ito with a Backwards Kick (8:48).
7c. Shoko Nakajima pinned Yuka Sakazaki with the Diving Senton (5:27).

The big preview for 4th January saw the challengers team beat the champions side two falls to one. Maki Ito surprised Miyu Yamashita by countering the Attitude Adjustment into an Inside Cradle to win the first fall. Yamashita took the second when she withstood a Headbutt from Ito and knocked her down with a Backwards Kick. The deciding fall was focused on the two tag teams as the Magical Sugar Rabbits battled with Shoko Nakajima & Riho. Miscommunication between Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki allowed their opponents to give Sakazaki a Double Northern Lights Suplex. Nakajima then pinned Sakazaki with the Diving Senton to end the match. Ito taunted Yamashita by telling her she looks nervous after the match while Ito is still cute even after getting beaten up. Nakajima calmed things down by saying how fun the match was today. She said Tokyo Joshi Pro is now five years old. When they began they only had enough girls to put together three match shows. Now they have a big enough roster to do seven matches including 6-Women Tags! She hopes Tokyo Joshi will last for another 10, 15 or even 100 years and continue to grow bigger in the process.

Yuu has spent three and a half years of her life with Tokyo Joshi and today it came to an end. In her last match for the group she defeated her generational opposite Nodoka Tenma. Yuu said she had fun learning in Tokyo Joshi but would like to take full advantage of this opportunity to wrestle freelance and overseas. She’d be lying if she said she doesn’t feel lonely and perhaps she may become a totally different person when she comes back to Japan. Yuu thanked everyone for supporting her and for coming to see her last match in the company.

The debuting YUMI showed she is more powerful than she looks by giving Saki Akai a modified Choke Slam. However Akai stopped her with a Big Boot and trapped YUMI in a Leg & Face Lock to make the rookie tap out. Akai is interested in seeing how the 14 year old YUMI will develop from here. Akai also finds it interesting to see more tall girls entering Tokyo Joshi. YUMI thought the match was so tough that she would die. But she didn’t die, she came back. YUMI hopes she can become a pro wrestler that fans will want to support and see win. From the beginning YUMI wanted to make the Choke Slam her big move so she’s happy she got to use that. She also learned from Akai that adults don’t always have to act serious.

Hyper Misao came out with new music and a new plan. She wants to form a Hero Army to find her successor. She gave hero masks to Yuki Aino and Hinano and told them the match was an audition to find candidates. Aino and Hinano then decided to gang up on Misao instead. Misao tried to tell each of them they passed just so they would ease off but neither wanted to join her. Misao was able to roll Hinano over with a School Boy and used the ropes for leverage to steal the win.

Pom Harajuku got her first win today by beating her fellow rookie Haruna Neko.

Marika Kobashi announced her return match will be on 4th January. She was wearing an eyepatch because she got a stye in her left eye a few days ago.

The Bakuretsu Sisters will be releasing two photobooks on 4th January.

Tokyo Joshi’s next Korakuen Hall show after January will be on 3rd May.


November 18, 2018

Saitama Warabi Wrestle Battlehouse
74 Fans

-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Rika Tatsumi defeated Miyu Yamashita (c) with a School Boy (6:08 pm)
*Rika Tatsumi becomes the 1,334th champion.
1. Yuu defeated Hruna Neko with the Katahajime (3:05).
2. Hikari defeated Raku with the Missile Kick (6:24).
3. Lucha Libre Rules: Mil Nodocaras & Yuki Caras defeated Hyper Misao & Hyper Hinano when Nodocaras pinned Hinano with the Killswitch (6:23).
4. Borrowed Competition Match – 2 Count Fall Rule: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Yuna Manase with the Broom Assited Magical Girl Splash (14:32).
5. Miyu Yamashita & Mizuki defeated Shoko Nakajima & Miu when Yamashita pinned Miu with the Attitude Adjustment (10:13).

Miu surprised her opponents with her strength during the main event, prompting Miyu Yamashita to praise her for progressing so quickly.

Yuka Sakazaki Vs Yuna Manase had special rules attached to it. A two count pin is only needed to win however pinfalls only counted when the attacker held an item borrowed from a fan at ringside. Sakazaki and Manase ended up fighting over other people’s socks, a belt, their chairs and a small plastic broom.

The Bakuretsu Sisters were unable to compete on the show because they ate too much lunch backstage. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino were replaced by guest luchadoras Mil Nodocaras & Yuki Caras, aka The NodoCaras Sisters. They ended up swapping their masks with Hyper Misao & Hyper Hinano during the match.

Shoko Nakajima tried to pin Miyu Yamashita with a School Boy during the show opening introductions. Yamashita escaped but was then rolled into a School Boy by Rika Tatsumi on the stage. Tatsumi is the new Iron Man Heavymetalweight Champion! She later reappeared to sing her entrance song and did so clutching her new championship the entire time.


October 27, 2018

Shin-Kiba 1st RING
348 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Yuki Aino defeated Raku with the Side Suplex (7:49).
2. Yuna Manase defeated Miu with the Neck Screw Hold (7:58).
3. Nodoka Tenma & Hinano defeated Yuki Kamifuku & Hikari when Tenma pinned Kamifuku with the Killswitch (8:41).
4. Special 8-Woman Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Shoko Nakajima & Maki Ito defeated Miyu Yamashita, Reika Saiki, Yuu & Hyper Misao when Sakazaki & Nakajima pinned Misao with the Malmö Comians (13:35).
5. Azusa Takigawa Graduation Memorial Match – Special Rule: Miyu Yamashita, Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao, Yuu, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Reika Saiki, Maki Ito, Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku, Miu, Hikari, Hinano, Raku, Sakisama & Tetsuya Koda (3) defeated Azusa Takigawa (0) (28:07).
5a. Shoko Nakajima defeated Azusa Takigawa with the Northern Lights Suplex (4:09).
5b. Sakisama defeated Azusa Takigawa with the Academy Award (23:35).
5c. Miyu Yamashita defeated Azusa Takigawa by Forfeit (28:07).

A special match was put together for Azusa Takigawa’s graduation from Tokyo Joshi Pro. She was on her own against the rest of the roster in a best 3 out of 5 falls 1 Vs 16 Handicap Match. However it would turn out the team against Takigawa would have two extra surprise members. There was a rule added that the match was always one on one in the ring (save for some double team moves here and there) and the rest of the girls had to sit by the ring apron until they were tagged in.

One by one Takigawa got to face off against each of the girls for the last time. Hinano cried over Takigawa going away but it was just a trap so she could attack her. Hyper Misao again protested Takigawa’s decision to graduate but she finally accepted it and thanked Takigawa with a fist bump. Takigawa was thrown into the corner and the entire team did a Goodbye Train attack combo. Rika Tatsumi, Marika Kobashi, Akane Miura and Tetsuya Koda also joined in the train attack. Koda was the only one who Takigawa was able to block and he was almost pinned afterward. The 1st Fall ended when Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima did their double team moves and Nakajima pinned Takigawa with the Northern Lights Suplex.

For the 2nd Fall “The Rose Scatters Beautifully” played and Sakisama walked down to the ring! She hit a Penalty Kick to Takigawa but she kicked out of the pin. She hit a Middle Kick and Takigawa kicked out again. Finally, Sakisama hit the Academy Award and this time Takigawa didn’t kick out. Sakisama hugged her after the pin.

For the 3rd Fall, Sakisama tagged in Miyu Yamashita. Takigawa begun to get a second wind and countered the Attitude Adjustment into her Azusa Cross submission hold. She tried to hook in both of Yamashita’s arms but a rope break forced her to let go. Yamashita regained control with her kicks and hit the Crash Rabbit Heat. But Yamashita wouldn’t go for the pin because it was too upsetting. Instead, Takigawa got her hands on the microphone and reported on her last news story. Takigawa said she has no regrets left in Tokyo Joshi Pro and she dedicated her pro wrestling life to Tokyo Joshi. “I give up.” Takigawa verbally submitted and the match ended 3-0 to the Tokyo Joshi team. Yamashita hugged Takigawa and the two broke down into tears.

The graduation ceremony began with Takigawa receiving bouquets from Nakajima on behalf of the fans and from Yamashita on behalf of being her debut opponent. She also received a photo album from Misao filled with messages from the entire roster. Takigawa said that when she made her decision to retire, she was nervous that many people would come to see it. She considered ending her career in Shinjuku FACE because that was where she debuted but she is happy to get it done in Shin-Kiba 1st RING. When she joined Tokyo Joshi, her heart felt beautiful again after it was soiled by society. She thinks it says something about the people in this company that when she is with them she becomes more and more transparent. The girls who come here from both good and bad places have become her companions. She hopes the rapidly increasing number of girls who will debut after she leaves will continue that trend and protect Tokyo Joshi. She thanked everybody for supporting her from the fans to the company to her family. The ceremony ended with the 10 bell salute and her final ring introduction. She gathered up all the paper streamers thrown at her and placed her golden microphone inside it. That is now the end of Azusa Takigawa’s three years as a pro wrestler.

The show was a big occasion, not just for Takigawa’s graduation but also for the first ever 8-Woman Tag in Tokyo Joshi history. Hyper Misao said she was on the team of champions because her partners were Miyu Yamashita, Reika Saiki & Yuu. That means she will become the future champion! If that’s the case it won’t be anytime soon because Misao was pinned by the Miraclians.

Yuki Kamifuku is now being introduced as “Japan’s Most Beautiful Wrestler”. She tricked Hinano with her own crying routine but Nodoka Tenma ended up pinning her with the Killswitch.

The three Tokyo Joshi trainees found out when their debuts will take place this year. Haruna will debut on 17th November at Shin-Kiba. Kyou will debut on 24th November in Narimasu and Yumi will debut at Shinjuku on 1st December. Their official ring name and opponents will be announced soon. All three girls promised to do their best.


October 14, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “DESERT HAWK 2018”, 14/10/2018
Fukuoka Oki Gakuen Dome
384 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Yuna Manase defeated Raku with the Neck Screw Hold (5:40).
2. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao defeated Yuki Kamifuku and Hinano when Misao pinned Hinano with the HiPami Returns (7:56).
3. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Miu with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (12:36).
4. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Azusa Takigawa & Hikari when Tenma pinned Takigawa with the Killswitch (13:05).
5. Shoko Nakajima & Yuu defeated Maki Ito & Mizuki when Nakajima pinned Ito with a Cradle (12:05).
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Priscilla Kelly with the Crash Rabbit Heat (11:28).
*V6 for Miyu Yamashita.

After their last few matches on this tour, Miyu Yamashita finally has Priscilla Kelly figured out. However this time Kelly did not use any of her mind games like licking her opponent. She doesn’t do that when competing in important matches. Kelly again found herself on the top rope after blocking a Superplex but this time she wasn’t able to do her Osteoporosis finisher. Yamashita dropped Kelly with the Attitude Adjustment and wore her down with various Head Kicks until winning with the Crash Rabbit Heat. Yamashita celebrated her first match in Fukuoka in four years. She could not be happier to return as the defending TOKYO Princess Champion and with Priscilla Kelly as her opponent. She also got to wrestle in front of her mother today. The pressure she had today felt amazing and she hopes to return to Fukuoka every year from now on.

The show began with Maki Ito reuniting with LinQ for a musical performance. She said it’s ironic to see the group she was fired from cheer for her. Although she lost again today she gave words of encouragement to the crowd. You can achieve one goal no matter what it is whether it is doing 30 sit-ups or getting to Tokyo University.

Knowing that many people were seeing Tokyo Joshi Pro for the first time today, Hyper Misao wanted to show how powerful a hero she is. So she encouraged Yuki Kamifuku and Hinano to fight 2-on-1 against her. The pair eventually fell apart and started fighting each other. That allowed Misao to pick her moment and pin Hinano with the HiPami Returns after Kamifuku was knocked out of the ring.