TOKYO JOSHI PRO “5th ANNIVERSARY SHINKIBA TOUR 2018 AUTUMN ONE”, 27/10/2018
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.