Video – TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~” Digest Highlights

March 25, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 21/03/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
210 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Rika Tatsumi Vs Sena Shiori
2. Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko
3. Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma
4. Maki Itoh & Raku Vs Miu Watanabe & Suzume
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Hikari Noa Vs Shoko Nakajima, Yuki Aino & Mirai Maiumi
6. Miyu Yamashita Vs Natsumi Maki


Spring Is Blooming But Everything Will Probably Get Cancelled Anyway

March 23, 2020

Who knows how much of this will stick in the next few days. I’m writing this while hearing the Olympics are likely to get postponed until next year. If that’s going down then no way does the pro wrestling schedule in Japan for the rest of the year remain unscathed.

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

Spring is beginning to bloom which means BASARA’s schedule is ramping up. If nothing gets cancelled then there will be 3 or 4 BASARA shows a month happening up to July.

BASARA “BASARA 126 ~OSAKA CAMP SPRING TAISHO~”, 28/03/2020
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Takato Nakano Vs Jun Masaoka
2. 3 Way Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Gouma Ryu Vs Daichi Kazato
3. Losers Of 24/3 Challenger Tag Match Vs Fuminori Abe & Tetsuo Usui
4. Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano & Masato Kamino Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT
5. Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita
6. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Winners Of 24/3 Challenger Tag Match

The No. 1 Contenders for the IRON FIST Tag Titles won’t have to wait long for the title match.

Ryuichi Sekine Vs Minoru Fujita looks like a de facto No. 1 Contender’s match for the Union MAX Title. Don’t know why else two Sento Minzoku wrestlers would face off against each other. Then again I’ve been struggling to follow BASARA ever since the split so I have to be missing the context for it.

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

1. Haruna Neko Vs Mirai Maiumi
2. Yuna Manase Vs Sena Shiori
3. Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa Vs Mina Shirakawa & Suzume
4. Shoko Nakajima & Nodoka Tenma Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mahiro Kiryu
5. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Pom Harajuku
6. Princess Of Princess Title Next Challenger Decision 4 Way Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki Vs Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku

The Tampa show next month being cancelled means Yuka Sakazaki Vs Su Yung can no longer go ahead. That means there is currently no No. 1 Contender for the Princess Of Princess Title. To keep Sakazaki from feeling lonely on top for much longer, a 4 Way Match will be held this week to determine her next challenger. The options are the previous champ Miyu Yamashita, Sakazaki’s regular tag partner Mizuki, superhero trickster Hyper Misao and breaking out of the pack Yuki Aino.

DDT “PROTECT THE ELDERLY FROM THE NEW CORONAVIRUS! KYOU CLINIC PRO WRESTLING”, 30/03/2020
Saitama Medical Corporation Anzukai Kyou Clinic

1. Falls Count Anywhere 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Shinya Aoki, Makoto Oishi & Gabai Ji-chan

Probably crossing the line at this point but let’s keep going and see what happens. DDT is doing a Falls Count Anywhere Match inside a medical clinic. Gorgeous Matsuno and Gabai Ji-chan will be there too for added refuge in audacity. The match will broadcast live on DDT’s Youtube channel.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAKESHI~”, 02/04/2020
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater

1. Jordan Heatley Debut Match: Antonio Honda Vs Jordan Heatley
2. 3 Way Tag Match: MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Danshoku Dieno & Mizuki Watase
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Yuki Iino Vs Yukio Naya Vs Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Syuri Vs Saki Akai
5. Special 3 Way Match For The People Who Count Not Go To The United States: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes Vs Yuki Ueno
6. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA, Naomichi Marufuji, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie
7. Revengers Vs Eruption!: Masato Tanaka & Takuya Sugawara Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi

Yukio Sakaguchi has stepped up to challenge Masato Tanaka for the KO-D Openweight Title. It’s only been around three months since Eruption was formed and they are already making their move to take over DDT! Tanaka is bringing in Takuya Sugawara to even the numbers a little.

Konosuke Takeshita, Chris Brookes and Yuki Ueno were going to be in Tampa along with the Tokyo Joshi Pro crew but that’s not happening now. The three of them will instead wrestle each other back in Japan. Show them what America will miss lads.

The 5th Match in the Okibariyasu series is going to be kick heavy. Saki Akai faces the freelancer Syuri.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOCHIOTOME~”, 04/04/2020
Oyama City Cultural Center Small Hall

1. Mike Bailey Vs Jordan Heatley
2. Akito, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase Vs MAO, Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura
3. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Shunma Katsumata & Hiroshi Yamato
4. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Kazusada Higuchi
5. Variety Groups Proud Of DDT Gather In Oyama! Inevitable Laughter! Show Me, Comical Soul!: Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. Oyama Specialty! Good Luck Town Special 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda Vs Konosuke Takeshita
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

The Business Alliance is now called #DAMNHEARTS. I liked #STRONGDAMHEARNATION better.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TSUKENAPORITAN~”, 05/04/2020
Shizuoka Fuji-san Messe

1. Antonio Honda & Yuki Iino Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Jordan Heatley
2. Chris Brookes & MAO Vs Mizuki Watase & Keigo Nakamura
3. Soma Takao & El Lindaman Vs Danshoku Dieno & Yukio Naya
4. Yuki Ueno Vs Mike Bailey
5. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. DAMNATION Vs Eruption!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai
7. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

Shizuoka gets two hometown boys in a title match. Shinya Aoki nominated Makoto Oishi to be his opponent for the DDT Extreme Title.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HIEROPHANT GREEN 2020”, 11/04/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Special Single Match ~Beauty And Hentai~: Asuka Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
2. Hataage 6th Anniversary Match ~New And Old Ganpro Vs Tomodachi-gun~: Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii Vs Minoru Fujita & Hagane Shinno

Who has the more beautiful Moonsault, Asuka or Shinichiro Tominaga? Who has the more perverted Moonsault? Does that even make sense? Either way, the answer for that one is Tominaga. I still haven’t gotten over the time he compared himself to XVideos in a promo.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2020”, 12/04/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Yukio Sakaguchi

With Sakaguchi going after the KO-D Title, Kazusada Higuchi has made it his mission to win the Saitama Super Arena Sword from Tetsuya Endo. If Sakaguchi and Higuchi both get their way then “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” will have an all Eruption main event!

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAISHO~”, 18/04/2020
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Match: Yuni Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Osaka Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Maku Donaruto
3. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino

You’re not escaping from Maku Donaruto, Brookes! Not now, not ever!

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 19/04/2020
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Fukuoka Specialty! No. 1 In The UK And Japan Gentleman Wrestler Decision Battle: Chris Brookes Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Fukuoka Specialty! DDT Sauna Club No. 1 Tag Decision Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs MAO & Shunma Katsumata
3. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Antonio Honda

It took a few tries and asking the right person but Antonio Honda is getting his DDT UNIVERSAL Title match. Maybe tranquility is the right path for him and Daisuke Sasaki… Pfft! Yeah right, what wrestler ever made it big thanks to tranquility?

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020”, 07/06/2020
Saitama Super Arena

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Michiaki Nakano Vs X
2. Special Tag Match ~ HarashiMarufuji Vs CimaSoma!: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji Vs CIMA & Soma Takao
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Holder Of The Saitama Super Arena Sword

So right now the SSA main event is Tanaka Vs Endo. But there are still title matches to come and Right To Challenge Gauntlets still in play that can completely change the course of the KO-D Title scene over the next two months. Also the Coronavirus cancelling everything but let’s not think about that.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART AND BODY~” Results

March 21, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 21/03/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
210 Fans – No Vacancy

1. Rika Tatsumi defeated Sena Shiori with the Twist Of Fate (7:27).
2. Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa defeated Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko when Shirakawa pinned Harajuku with the Implant DDT (7:57).
3. Hyper Misao defeated Nodoka Tenma with La Magistral Cradle (6:43).
4. Maki Itoh & Raku defeated Miu Watanabe & Suzume when Raku pinned Suzume with the Doctor Yellow (10:46).
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Hikari Noa defeated Shoko Nakajima, Yuki Aino & Mirai Maiumi when Mizuki pinned Maiumi with the Diving Foot Stomp (13:11).
6. Miyu Yamashita defeated Natsumi Maki with the Crash Rabbit Heat (10:59).

Third time was not the charm for Natsumi Maki. She is now 0-3 in singles matches against Miyu Yamashita. Maki left her guard down after hitting a Thrust Kick, allowing Yamashita to catch her with the Backward Kick. When Maki struggled to get back to her feet, Yamashita hit the Crash Rabbit Heat to win. After the match Maki refused to shake her opponent’s hand and walked off angry. Yamashita said she wants to have a fourth match with Maki but only when one of them has a championship. That way they will both be stronger when the time comes.

Yuka Sakazaki is feeling lonely because she no longer has any Princess Title defences coming up. She just has to wait for a new contender to appear.

Maki Itoh didn’t want to shake her opponents’ hands only because she wanted to avoid close contact. She also wanted to take this match seriously in preparation for her Princess Tag Team Titles match with Raku next week.

Both Hyper Misao and Nodoka Tenma drank milk during their match to recover from each other’s moves. Tenma took so long to drink a liter of milk that Misao pinned her to win.

Rika Tatsumi will release a solo photobook on 3rd May.


Video – TJPW “RED, BLUE, YELLOW GREAT CLASH IN DOJO” Digest Highlights

March 17, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SHUFFLE UNIT BATTLE BY COLOR – RED, BLUE, YELLOW GREAT CLASH IN DOJO”, 08/03/2020
Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo
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1. 3 Way Match – 2 Count Falls, 3 Lost Points Rules: Miyu Yamashita Vs Hyper Misao Vs Pom Harajuku
2. Yuna Manase & Hikari Noa Vs Nodoka Tenma & Suzume
3. Shoko Nakajima & Miu Watanabe Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mirai Maiumi
4. Yuka Sakazaki & Raku Vs Mizuki & Yuki Aino

Team Red: Shoko Nakajima, Miu Watanabe, Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh, Mizuki, Yuki Aino & Mina Shirakawa

Team Blue: Hyper Misao, Yuna Manase, Hikari Noa, Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu, Mirai Maiumi & Sena Shiori

Team Yellow: Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi, Natsumi Maki, Nodoka Tenma, Raku, Pom Harajuku & Suzume


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SHUFFLE UNIT BATTLE BY COLOR” Results

March 10, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SHUFFLE UNIT BATTLE BY COLOR – RED, BLUE, YELLOW GREAT CLASH IN DOJO”, 08/03/2020
Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo
0 Fans

1. Maki Itoh defeated Sena Shiori with a DDT (5:28).
*Team Red 2 – Team Blue 0 – Team Yellow 0.
2. Rika Tatsumi defeated Mina Shirakawa with the Missile Hip (7:23).
*Team Red 2 – Team Blue 0 – Team Yellow 2.
3. Natsumi Maki defeated Mahiro Kiryu with the Backlash (6:11).
*Team Red 2 – Team Blue 0 – Team Yellow 4.
4. 3 Way Match – 2 Count Falls, 3 Lost Points Rules: Hyper Misao (2) defeated Miyu Yamashita (0) and Pom Harajuku (1) by TKO (R4 1:57).
*Team Red 2 – Team Blue 2 – Team Yellow 4.
5. Yuna Manase & Hikari Noa defeated Nodoka Tenma & Suzume when Noa pinned Suzume with the Uranage (9:15).
*Team Red 2 – Team Blue 4 – Team Yellow 4.
6. Shoko Nakajima & Miu Watanabe defeated Yuki Kamifuku & Mirai Maiumi when Nakajima pinned Maiumi with the Northern Lights Suplex (10:06).
*Team Red 4 – Team Blue 4 – Team Yellow 4.
7. Yuka Sakazaki & Raku defeated Mizuki & Yuki Aino when Sakazaki pinned Aino with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (14:14).
*Team Red 4 – Team Blue 4 – Team Yellow 6. Team Yellow Wins!

Team Red: Shoko Nakajima, Miu Watanabe, Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh, Mizuki, Yuki Aino & Mina Shirakawa

Team Blue: Hyper Misao, Yuna Manase, Hikari Noa, Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu, Mirai Maiumi & Sena Shiori

Team Yellow: Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi, Natsumi Maki, Nodoka Tenma, Raku, Pom Harajuku & Suzume

A three team battle determined by costume colours was the theme for today’s dojo show. Tetsuya Koda kept the card a mystery outside of match formats until the start of the show. Shota announced each of the matches then revealed the prize for the winning team was tickets to Asakusa Hanayashiki, Japan’s oldest amusement park.

First up was Maki Itoh representing Team Red against Team Blue’s Sena Shiori. Itoh caught Shiori with a DDT off the ropes for the win. Itoh wants to stop wrestling in the dojo because nobody is there to answer her question “Who is the cutest in the world?”

Team Yellow then had their first match and got their first points when Rika Tatsumi beat Mina Shirakawa. Tatsumi tried to trap Shirakawa in the ring apron so she would get counted out but she made it back in at 19. Tatsumi countered the Implant DDT with the Twist Of Fate. She then got the three count with the Missile Hip.

Team Yellow continued their winning ways when Natsumi Maki beat Mahiro Kiryu. Maki pulled Kiryu’s hair to break out of a Crab Hold and did not let go until she was given a Spinebuster. Kiryu ran to the ropes but was caught in the Backlash to suffer another defeat for Team Blue.

Then it was time for something different. The 3 Way Match took place under 5 Rounds lasting 2 minutes each. Every wrestler would begin the match with 3 points. They lose 1 point if they are pinned for a 2 Count or if they submit. From the 2nd Round onward they can lose 1 point if they perform a banned action decided by a Twitter poll. Only the referee knows what the banned action is. The match ends when either all 5 rounds are done or if one wrestler is reduced to 0 points. The winner is whoever has the most points when the match ends. Hyper Misao and Pom Harajuku teamed up to pin Miyu Yamashita for a 2 Count. Yamashita then pinned Harajuku when she Body Slammed Misao on top of her. In Round 2 the banned action was “Speaking English”. Misao lost a point when she called for the Hero Correction System. She didn’t understand why she was penalised until the rule was revealed at the end of the round. In Round 3, Irish Whips off the ropes were illegal. Yamashita lost a point when she whipped Misao off the ropes. The banned move for Round 4 was never revealed because the match ended here. Harajuku lost a point for Irishi Whipping Yamashita off the ropes. Misao tried to strangle Yamashita with her cloak but Yamashita wrapped the cloak over Misao’s head and then kicked her with a High Kick. Yamashita went for the Attitude Adjustment but Harajuku suddenly rolled her over with a School Boy to take away Yamashita’s last point. The match ended and even though Harajuku got the final pin, Misao had one more point than her so she was the winner!

The show went back to normal with the tag match. Okay except for the part where Yuna Manase & Hikari Noa force fed Nodoka Tenma a banana. Noa pinned Suzume with the Uranage to give Team Blue a two match winning streak.

Mirai Maiumi wore similar makeup and clothing as Yuki Kamifuku so they could match together as a team. Shoko Nakajima purposely rubbed the makeup off Maiumi’s face while they wrestled. Kamifuku got revenge by drawing on her opponent’s faces with lipstick. In the end, Nakajima pinned Maiumi with the Northern Lights Suplex. She and Miu Watanabe laughed at each other’s messy faces after the match. Shota said they both looked like Princess Mononoke.

With Team Blue out of the running, the main event was down to Team Red and Team Yellow. Raku got rid of Mizuki, leaving Yuka Sakazaki to fight Yuki Aino. The two scrambled between the Magical Merry-Go-Round and the Venus DDT. Sakazaki took down Aino with a Low-Lying Lariat then hit the Magical Magical Girl Splash to make Team Yellow the overall winners!

The victory ceremony went a little off the rails. Tatsumi wanted to give her theme park pass to Mizuki. Sakazaki attacked Mizuki and suddenly everyone started fighting! Tatsumi yelled that the last ones standing would win the prize as the show finished. Team Yellow eventually got their prize back.


Video – First 2 Rounds Of Haru Beautiful Tournament

March 3, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GENGHIS KHAN KIRISHIMA PRESENTS HARU BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY TOURNAMENT 2020”, 01/03/2020
Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo
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01. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1A: Maki Itoh Vs Suzume
02. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1B: Pom Harajuku Vs Rika Tatsumi
03. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1C: Hyper Misao Vs Mirai Maiumi
04. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1D: Haruna Neko Vs Miu Watanabe
05. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1E: Nodoka Tenma Vs Mizuki
06. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1F: Natsumi Maki Vs Sena Shiori
07. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1G: Raku Vs Yuna Manase
08. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1H: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mahiro Kiryu
09. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Shoko Nakajima Vs Winner Of Match 1A
10. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Yuki Kamifuku Vs Winner Of Match #1C
11. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Mina Shirakawa Vs Winner Of Match #1E
12. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Hikari Noa Vs Winner Of Match #1G
13. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Yuki Aino Vs Winner Of Match #1H


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HARU BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY TOURNAMENT 2020” Results

March 1, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GENGHIS KHAN KIRISHIMA PRESENTS HARU BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY TOURNAMENT 2020”, 01/03/2020
Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo
0 Fans

01. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Maki Itoh defeated Suzume with a DDT (3:01).
02. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Rika Tatsumi defeated Pom Harajuku with the Twist Of Fate (2:30).
03. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Hyper Misao defeated Mirai Maiumi with a School Boy (3:32).
04. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Miu Watanabe defeated Haruna Neko with the Candian Backbreaker (3:49).
05. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Nodoka Tenma defeated Mizuki with a Rolling Cradle (3:31).
06. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Natsumi Maki defeated Sena Shiori with the Backlash (2:12).
07. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Raku Vs Yuna Manase ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
07a. Sudden Death – Rock Paper Scissors: Yuna Manase defeated Raku with Rock.
08. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Miyu Yamashita defeated Mahiro Kiryu with a Low Kick (1:52).
09. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Shoko Nakajima defeated Maki Itoh with a Cradle (3:29).
10. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Hyper Misao defeated Yuki Kamifuku with a School Boy (3:29).
11. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Mina Shirakawa defeated Nodoka Tenma with a Samson Clutch (3:21).
12. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Hikari Noa defeated Yuna Manase with a Figure 4 Rotating Foot Clutch (2:54).
13. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Yuki Aino defeated Miyu Yamashita with the Side Suplex (2:28).
14. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Quarter Final: Rika Tatsumi Vs Shoko Nakajima ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
14a. Sudden Death – Rock Paper Scissors: Shoko Nakajima defeated Rika Tatsumi with Paper.
15. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Quarter Final: Miu Watanabe defeated Hyper Misao with the Tear Drop (2:48).
16. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Quarter Final: Natsumi Maki Vs Mina Shirakawa ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
16a. Sudden Death – Rock Paper Scissors: Mina Shirakawa defeated Natsumi Maki with Paper.
17. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Quarter Final: Yuki Aino defeated Hikari Noa with the Venus DDT (3:09).
18. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Miu Watanabe ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
18a. Sudden Death – 1 Count Fall Rules: Shoko Nakajima defeated Miu Watanabe with a Crucifix Pin (0:14).
19. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Semi Final: Yuki Aino defeated Mina Shirakawa with the Venus DDT (3:23).
20. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Final: Shoko Nakajima defeated Yuki Aino with the Diving Senton (7:33).

Today was Tokyo Joshi Pro’s turn to enter the Ochanomizu Dojo. A one day Haru Beautiful tournament featured 21 wrestlers all battling for a prize meal ticket provided by the show sponsor. The different set up allowed the winners to make comments to Shota at the commentary table after match.

The 1st Round had 2 Count Fall rules with a 5 minute time limit. Already the change in scenery had an effect on some of the girls. Maki Itoh was upset that the Cutest Knuckle Punch In The World on Suzume got no response in the empty room.

Rika Tatsumi was scared of Pom Harajuku constantly ambushing her with sneaky Low Kicks. She avoided the Pom do Justice, hit a Hip Attack and pinned Harajuku with the Twist Of Fate.

Hyper Misao blinded Mirai Maiumi with cold spray then brought in a training dummy to trick Maiumi into thinking it was her. Maiumi gave the dummy the Back Drop but was then rolled up by Misao for the 2 count. Misao called it a dignified victory to mark the beginning of her 5th anniversary in wrestling.

Miu Watanabe was intimidated by the 2 Count rules because she has never been in that kind of match before. So she submitted Haruna Neko with the Canadian Backbreaker instead.

Mizuki tried to wedge Nodoka Tenma between the ring and the wall so she would get stuck and counted out. Tenma struggled herself free and reversed a cradle to win. She said nothing is going to stop her from winning the meal ticket!

Natsumi Maki’s love of lamb meat is greater than Sena Shiori’s. That was what motivated Maki to beat her opponent.

Raku versus Yuna Manase was the only 1st Round match to reach the time limit. Manase appreciated Raku taking her on the Good Night Express because it gave her a chance to take a quick nap. When the time limit expired, Manase won a game of Rock Paper Scissors to advance to the next round.

Miyu Yamashita got her 2 Count revenge on Mahiro Kiryu. Two weeks ago Kiryu pinned Yamashita in a 2 Count Tag Match at a Tokyo Joshi fan club show. Yamashita celebrated avenging that loss by doing her old Genghis Khan dance because the show is sponsored by Genghis Khan Kirishima.

Round 2 had 5 women entering the tournament without competing in the opening round. The advantage of not wrestling a previous match worked out for most of them. Shoko Nakajima countered the Itoh Special into a Cradle to win her match. Afterwards she claimed that Itoh’s head is growing bigger every year.

Yuki Kamifuku brought along her pet dog Zac to support her since there was no audience. She would reach over and pet Zac to break out of Misao’s holds. Zac would be carried into the ring and Kamifuku dropped her guard to protect him. Misao took advantage and pinned Kamifuku with a School Boy while Zac was still in Kamifuku’s arms.

Mina Shirakawa tired Tenma out by making her run the ropes over and over. She countered the Killswitch into a Samson Clutch for the win. Afterwards she said Tenma has grown too big lately so it is a good thing she is not going to win more food. That’s how thoughtful Shirakawa is of other people. When she wins, she wins for everyone!

Hikari Noa used the Figure 4 Rotating Foot Clutch (Death By Roll-Up) that everyone has been using lately to pin Manase. Noa said that she won because Manase was impatient. She learned that from watching Manase’s earlier match with Raku.

Yuki Aino scored the biggest upset of the tournament by pinning Yamashita with the Side Suplex. The result is even more amazing given that this was their first singles match together.

It was then on to the Quarter Finals. Tatsumi Vs Nakajima went to a time limit draw. Nakajima won the game of Rock Paper Scissors by using Paper to beat Rock. Tatsumi tried to convince the ref she used Scissors but he didn’t fall for it.

It was by this point that Misao began to run out of tricks. Using the ropes for leverage and unmasking herself for a distraction didn’t work. Watanabe caught her with the Tear Drop to advance to the semi finals.

Shirakawa needed Rock Paper Scissors to advance past Maki. She claims that she has never won that game before in her life until today. But that means she used up all of her luck and she would have to rely on her abilities for the semi final.

The little rivalry between Noa and Aino was reignited in the last Quarter Final. Aino continued her momentum by winning with the Venus DDT. She used the move to counter the Cobra Twist.

Now it’s down to the final four. Nakajima Vs Watanabe lasted 5 minutes but this time sudden death consisted of the match restarting with 1 Count Falls in effect. Nakajima quickly pinned Watanabe with a Crucifix Pin to advance to the final.

Joining her in the final is Aino! She avoided Shirakawa’s Spinning Backfists and took her down with a Bulldog Headlock. The Venus DDT again gave Aino the victory.

Sadly for Aino her Cinderella run in the tournament did not get a happy ending. The final was increased to a 10 minute time limit which gave Nakajima and Aino more space to spread their wings. Aino kept going for the Venus DDT but Nakajima had counters for them. Nakajima hit the Northern Lights Suplex but a bad posture meant the move didn’t get her the pin. Nakajima had a backup plan in place. She gave Aino a Double Arm DDT and then the Diving Senton, winning the match and the Haru Beautiful tournament!

Nakajima was happy to win the tournament because she was supposed to be challenging Thunder Rosa for the International Princess Title today. It’s still a very happy day for her and she promises she won’t lose yet!

Tetsuya Koda announced that another Tokyo Joshi empty dojo show will be held on 8th March. He presented Nakajima with the prize meal ticket but Nakajima talked him into giving one to Aino too as a reward for her performance today. Yamashita joked that if everyone danced then Koda will bring everyone to go eat at Genghis Khan Kirishima. Everyone danced to bring the show to an end.