Sakisama’s New Partner? Sakazaki Aims For The Double Crown, Watase Going To NY

March 4, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’19 ~ READY SET, GO!”, 10/03/2019
Nagoya City Robashi Sports Center Kendo Area

1. Rika Tatsumi & Pinano Pipipipi Vs Haruna Neko & Pom Harajuku
2. Nodoka Tenma Vs Mahiro Kiryu
3. Maki Itoh Vs Himawari Unagi
4. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & YUMI Vs Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
5. Sakisama & X Vs Yuki Aino & Raku
6. Miyu Yamashita, Shoko Nakajima & Marika Kobashi Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Miu Watanabe

No prizes for guessing who Sakisama’s partner is, or who she used to be anyway.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’19 ~ READY SET, GO!”, 23/03/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku

One week before Yuka Sakazaki challenges for the TOKYO Princess Title, she defends the TOKYO Princess Tag Titles with Mizuki. If they can get past Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku then Sakazaki can move further towards achieving her goal of becoming a double crown champion.

DDT “DDT IS COMING TO AMERICA”, 04/04/2019
La Boom, Queens, New York

1. Miyu Yamashita Vs Maki Itoh
2. Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda Vs Joey Ryan & Royce Isaacs
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Saki Akai (c) Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Yoshihiko Vs Kikutaro Vs Colt Cabana Vs Mizuki Watase Vs X
4. Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
5. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Akito & Ethan Page Vs Shigehiro Irie & Jason Kincaid
6. Weapon Rumble In U.S.A.: MAO Vs Sanshiro Takagi
7. Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki

Mizuki Watase is spending his own money on travelling to New York in April so he can meet up with Shigehiro Irie again. While he is in the area he might as well wrestle on the DDT show.

DDT “SHUTEN-DOJI 5TH ANNIVERSARY ~DRINKING TURNS YOUR LIFE AROUND~”, 17/04/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. KUDO & HARASHIMA Vs MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Masahiro Takanashi

Poison Sawada JULIE, Kazuhiko Ogasawara, Yasu Urano, The Brahman Brothers, Emi Sakura, Riho and Kappa Kozo (w/ Miyako Haru) will all be on the show.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS VOL. 6 ~YUKINORI MATSUI REFEREE 25TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CONCERT RUT~”, 26/05/2019
Osaka Edion Arena #2

1. Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro

Shigehiro Irie, Magnitude Kishiwada, Dick Togo, HUB, Buffalo, Shoichi Uchida and Super Sasadango Machine are all scheduled to appear.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE” Results

February 23, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE
507 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yuki Kamifuku & Pinano Pipipipi defeated Yuki Aino & Raku when Pinano pinned Raku with a School Boy (7:20).
2. 2 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Yuna Manase & Hikari Noa defeated Haruna Neko, Pom Harajuku & YUMI when Manase pinned Harajuku with the Suzuki Dynamic (8:45).
3. Mahiro Kiryu Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima & Mina Shirakawa defeated Himawari Unagi & Mahiro Kiryu when Nakajima pinned Kiryu with the Northern Lights Suplex (11:35).
4. Rika Tatsumi Return Battle: Rika Tatsumi defeated Hyper Misao with the Torso Dragon Sleeper (13:10).
5. Maki Itoh defeated Natsumi Maki with the Backlash Cutback (8:44).
6. Sakisama defeated Miu Watanabe with the Academy Award (10:50).
7. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) defeated Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi when Mizuki pinned Kobashi with the Diving Foot Stomp (14:34).
*V4 for The Magical Sugar Rabbits.
8. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Nodoka Tenma with the Crash Rabbit Heat (11:57).
*V8 for Miyu Yamashita.

Nodoka Tenma was able to hit the Killswitch but this time Miyu Yamashita kicked out of the pin. Tenma then missed a Flying Body Press and Yamashita took control with a Reverse Attitude Adjustment. She was then able to get the three count with a Buzzsaw Kick and the Crash Rabbit Heat. Yamashita said the match was more fun than she expected. Her goal now for her current TOKYO Princess Title reign is to bring her number of title defences up to double digits. After today she now has eight defences and for her ninth she wants to take on Yuka Sakazaki! However Sakazaki turned down the offer because she is focusing on going overseas to bring more attention to Tokyo Joshi Pro. Yamashita asked her for a match before she goes because everyone will want to see it. Sakazaki changed her mind and agreed. The title match will be at Hakata Star Lane on 31st March. Yamashita said it will be the last joshi match to be held in the venue before it closes down for good.

In the earlier TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles match, Sakazaki used the Merry-Go-Round to get rid of Reika Saiki while Mizuki hit the Diving Foot Stomp onto Marika Kobashi. Sadly for Kobashi this ends her dream of regaining the Tag Titles she never lost with Saiki. She is stronger and more confident today than she was when she won the titles a year ago. She hopes to team with Saiki again and wants to continue training with her.

The big story coming out of the show involves Hyper Misao. First she lost to Rika Tatsumi in Tatsumi’s return match from injury. Before the match begun Misao talked on the microphone about being bound by fate to Tatsumi. Misao has never gotten a chance to win a championship so she asked Tatsumi if she would like to team up and go after the Princess Tag Titles. Tatsumi agreed and they had their match. Misao looked upset after she lost but she still gave Tatsumi a fist bump and all looked alright. Later, Sakisama started attacking Miu Watanabe after their match, complaining about nobody in Tokyo Joshi taking pro wrestling seriously while she was gone. Tatsumi ran in to stop her but Sakisama attacked her too. Misao then entered the ring but instead of stopping Sakisama, she instead hit Tatsumi with a chair! Sakisama was confused. This wasn’t her idea. Misao told her she does not want to laugh while she is crawling on the ground anymore. She wants to turn the world upside down. If what Misao is now is the result of the justice she believed in, it was all a mistake and she will destroy it to become stronger. She needs Sakisama to help her become stronger. Sakisama asked her to show how serious she wants to do this. Misao proved it by taking off her mask and cutting in half with a pair of scissors! They exited the ring together, leaving Tatsumi alone with the remains of Hyper Misao’s mask.

Both Maki Itoh and Natsumi Maki tried their hardest to appeal for cheers during their match. Tensions were getting so bad between the two that they both spat water in each other’s faces as the match went on. Maki escaped from the Itoh Special and went for the Backlash but Itoh blocked it and pressed down for the pinfall. Itoh has now given Maki her first pinfall loss in Tokyo Joshi! Itoh said Maki is more popular than her, is faster, has more skill and longer stamina. But that just motivated Itoh to win even more. Itoh admits she is jealous of Maki and she would like to live her life. Maki said she would never want to live Itoh’s life even if she is reborn. When Maki left the ring, Itoh shrugged off the insult. When Itoh is reborn again she will be reborn as Itoh!

The debuting Mahiro Kiryu lost and took the fall as expected. She said her life changed when she discovered pro wrestling. She hopes someday her wrestling can change another person’s life the same way.

Yuna Manase is now using the Dodon as her finishing move. Her version of the move is called the Suzuki Dynamic.

The result in the opening match means Pinano Pipipipi has won by pinfall for the first time in her career!


Tatsumi’s Return Match, Ganpro Visits HEAT-UP, Nakatsu Vs Kodaka For MAX Title

February 12, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Mahiro Debut Match: Shoko Nakajima & Mina Shirakawa Vs Himawari Unagi & Mahiro
2. Yuki Kamifuku & Pinano Pipipipi Vs Yuki Aino & Raku
3. 2 Vs 3 Handicap Match: Yuna Manase & Hikari Noa Vs Haruna Neko, Pom Harajuku & YUMI
4. Sakisama Vs Miu Watanabe
5. Rika Tatsumi Return Battle: Rika Tatsumi Vs Hyper Misao
6. Maki Ito Vs Natsumi Maki
7. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
8. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma

When Hyper Misao came back from a long term injury during 2017, Rika Tatsumi was her first opponent back. In 2019 the roles are reversed. Tatsumi is returning from injury and Misao is there to welcome her back in the ring.

Anyone notice that Yuna Manase hasn’t been pinned for a three count since last June?

BASARA “BASARA 89 ~THREE ARROWS~”, 24/02/2019
Hiroshima Industry Center West Exhibition Hall

1. Kenshin Chikano Vs Takato Nakano
2. Devil Magician & Yuya Susumu Vs Fuminori Abe & Masato Kamino
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, SAGAT & Rey Paloma Vs Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man
4. Steel Can Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
5. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!! Full Confrontation Single Match: Akiyori Takizawa Vs Daiki Shimomura
6. Sparky Vs Sento Minzoku!! Full Confrontation Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Naoki Tanizaki Vs Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine

The Korakuen Hall main event for BASARA in March has been made. The rest of the card should start filling up from the aftermath of this show.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “KYOSO TANJO 2019”, 09/03/2019
Kanagawa HEAT-UP Dojo

1. Special Battle Royal: X Vs X
2. This Is Ganpro Soul! Pure Blood Mutual Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shota & Shuhei Washida
3. Dream Match Showdown! ~Ganpro, HEAT-UP, Katsumura Dojo And PoJo~: Ken Ohka & TAMURA Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Yumehito Imanari

A couple of Ganpro wrestlers made a visit to HEAT-UP during December. They’re going back in March for a show of their own. Although a few HEAT-UP wrestlers will be there with them.

BASARA “BASARA 91 ~BETTER BREAK~”, 21/03/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Union MAX Title: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Isami Kodaka

The win-loss record for Sento Minzoku hasn’t been perfect since Isami Kodaka’s return. The Sparky group have been victorious over them a couple of times, enough for Kodaka to shy away from the idea of challenging for the Union MAX Title. However in a twist Ryota Nakatsu approached him for a match with the championship on the line. Nakatsu’s run as champion is approaching a high level of success among the title’s history. A defence against Kodaka will bring it to another level.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~” Results

February 10, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 10/02/2019
Tokyo Seijo Hall
200 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. YUMI defeated Pom Harajuku with the Full Nelson Buster (5:31).
2. Maki Ito, Yuna Manase & Pinano Pipipipi defeated Yuka Sakazaki, Haruna Neko & Himawari Unagi when Ito submitted Neko with the Ito Special (11:12).
3. Shoko Nakajima & Natsumi Maki defeated Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa when Maki pinned Kamifuku with the Backlash (12:04).
4. Yuki Aino defeated Hyper Misao with a Reverse DDT (9:18).
5. Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi defeated Mizuki & Raku when Saiki submitted Raku with the Tower Bridge (10:25).
6. Nodoka Tenma defeated Miu Watanabe with the Killswitch (10:26).
7. Miyu Yamashita defeated Hikari Noa with the Attitude Adjustment (8:57).

Both champion and challenger for the 23rd February main event came out victorious today. Miyu Yamashita told the fans that everyone in Tokyo Joshi Pro is getting stronger and better, especially the younger girls like Hikari Noa. However Yamashita cannot afford to lose to them while she is the TOKYO Princess Champion. After beating Miu Watanabe, Nodoka Tenma said in her post-match interview that she is friends with Yamashita but she doesn’t want to lose to her.

Hyper Misao is back to remind everyone that only she can can protect love and peace in Tokyo Joshi. She told Yuki Aino that she ordered 10 copies of the Bakuretsu Sisters photobook and brought them with her to the ring. Rika Tatsumi approached Misao after the match to welcome her back. She talked about how she is also going to wrestle again soon. She asked Misao if she remembers when she came back from an injury in 2017. Tatsumi was her first opponent back. Tatsumi now wants to return the favour and asked Misao if she could be her opponent for her return match on 23rd February. Misao accepted.

Yuki Kamifuku insulted Natsumi Maki by telling her she’s cute, but not as much as Maki Ito.

YUMI wins a match for the first time in her career, using a Full Nelson Slam to pin Pom Harajuku.

The contract signings for both championship matches on the 23rd took place without a hitch before the show began.


Sasaki Turns Over A New Leaf, Tokyo Joshi Roster Grows, New York Main Event Revealed

February 4, 2019

DDT “ROAD TO WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019 ~FREE BOX OFFICE SIMULATION SPECIAL~”, 06/02/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 3 Way Match: Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Saki Akai
2. Akito & Space Monkey Vs Jason Kincaid & Naomi Yoshimura
3. Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Antonio Honda
4. HARASHIMA & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kota Umeda & Makoto Oishi
5. MAO Vs Masahiro Takanashi
6. Sanshiro Takagi Vs Soma Takao
7. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

Daisuke Sasaki has so far lived up to his promise to wrestle fair and square. Konosuke Takeshita is convinced Sasaki has turned over a new leaf. Will the rest of DAMNATION follow suit?

MAO has been getting victories over Yukio Sakaguchi and Masahiro Takanashi under fluke circumstances. He now faces Takanashi one on one and Takanashi has used some creative ideas to win his singles matches recently.

Naomi Yoshimura has ditched Danshoku Dieno and is now on his own. However Yuki Ueno wants him to join DISASTER BOX and he has the approval of HARASHIMA to invite him in. Yoshimura hasn’t answered yet. He and Ueno are generational rivals but maybe forming a tag team together isn’t a bad idea. It worked out well the last time with Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo. Just ignore the part where Endo hates Takeshita’s guts now.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 10/02/2019
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Pom Harajuku Vs YUMI
2. Shoko Nakajima & Natsumi Maki Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa
3. Yuka Sakazaki, Haruna Neko & Himawari Unagi Vs Maki Ito, Yuna Manase & Pinano Pipipipi
4. Mizuki & Raku Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
5. Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Aino
6. Nodoka Tenma Vs Miu Watanabe
7. Miyu Yamashita Vs Hikari Noa

The current Tokyo Joshi Pro title programs continue. Also Hyper Misao has returned from her break and Haruna Neko has recovered from her minor injury.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BE UPDATED TO THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE, THE FUTURE”, 23/02/2019
Shinjuku FACE

1. Mahiro Debut Match: Mahiro Vs X
2. Rika Tatsumi Return Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs X
3. Sakisama Vs X
4. Maki Ito Vs Natsumi Maki
5. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) Vs Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma

Sakisama is back, Rika Tatsumi is back and Mahiro makes her debut. The roster has grown a lot these last few months.

DDT “DDT IS COMING TO AMERICA”, 04/04/2019
La Boom, Queens, New York

1. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Konosuke Takeshita

The main event for DDT’s trip to New York is Sasaki Vs Takeshita in a “JUDGEMENT 2019” rematch! No mention yet if the KO-D Openweight Title will be on the line. There will most likely be a defence in March first so there’s no guarantee the champion coming out of Sumo Hall will still hold the belt come April.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~” Results

February 2, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2019 WINTER ~HIGH SCORE~”, 02/02/2019
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
250 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Shoko Nakajima defeated Himawari Unagi with the Northern Lights Suplex (8:09).
2. Yuki Kamifuku defeated Pom Harajuku with the Fame Asser (6:45).
3. Yuna Manase defeated YUMI with the Neck Screw Hold (6:31).
4. Natsumi Maki & Hikari Noa defeated Maki Ito & Raku when Maki pinned Raku with the Backlash (12:50).
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Pinano Pipipipi defeated Reika Saiki, Marika Kobashi & Mina Shirakawa when Mizuki pinned Kobashi with the Cutie Special (11:52).
6. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Miyu Yamashita & Miu Watanabe when Tenma pinned Yamashita with the Killswitch (11:41).

Nodoka Tenma scores a big win over Miyu Yamashita! Tenma and Yamashita were duelling back and forth to hit their finishers when Yuki Aino got behind Yamashita and lifted her up on her shoulders in the Doomsday position. Tenma was then able to hit a Flying Bulldog from the top rope then finished Yamashita off with the Killswitch. The Bakuretsu Sisters celebrated while Yamashita quietly left the ring in defeat. Tenma said she’s been able to win her last two matches because of Aino’s power. Since they are sisters that means Aino’s power is also Tenma’s power. Tenma knows that she has to face Yamashita alone to win the TOKYO Princess Title. Aino assured her that she will win.

Mizuki was happy to wrestle against Marika Kobashi again. Today was a chance for her to discover if Kobashi has become stronger coming back from injury. Mizuki also wanted to cut off any momentum Kobashi has, which she did with the Cutie Special. The Magical Sugar Rabbits are confident they are a better team than Muscle JK but they realise they cannot be careless against them. Reika Saiki promises to refine her teamwork with Kobashi to prepare for the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles match.

Who is cuter, Natsumi Maki or Maki Ito? That’s the question both women want the answer to. After their tag match Maki asked Ito if she had a mirror in her house. Ito says she spends more time looking in the mirror than she does looking at the TV. Ito did a crowd poll asking who was cuter. She was taken aback when Maki got the louder crowd response. Ito demanded a singles match with Maki on 23rd February to settle this argument.

The fifth and final trainee from the current class of Tokyo Joshi Pro rookies is ready to make her debut. Mahiro will have her first match on 23rd February. She promises to try her hardest to meet everyone’s expectations.

Hyper Misao returns to Tokyo Joshi on 10 February. Rika Tatsumi returns on 23rd February. Tatsumi told everyone to prepare for the Dragon’s Revival!


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’19” Results

January 4, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’19”, 04/01/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,381 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Marika Kobashi Return Battle: Raku, Hikari Noa, Pinano Pipipipi & Miu Watanabe defeated Marika Kobashi, Mina Shirakawa, Haruna Neko & Pom Harajuku when Noa submitted Harajuku with the Modified Cobra Twist (12:54).
2. The 2nd Queen Of U.S.A. Decision Battle: Veda Scott defeated Hyper Misao and Yuna Manase with the U.S.A. (6:45).
*Veda Scott becomes the 2nd Queen Of U.S.A.
3. Millie McKenzie & Natsumi Maki defeated Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino when Maki pinned Aino with a German Suplex (10:24).
4. Himawari Unagi Debut Match: Saki Akai & YUMI defeated Yuki Kamifuku & Himawari Unagi when Akai submitted Unagi with the Foot Choke (8:39).
5. Special Single Match: Meiko Satomura defeated Reika Saiki with the Death Valley Bomb (14:49).
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki (c) defeated Shoko Nakajima & Riho when Sakazaki pinned Nakajima with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (17:13).
*V3 for The Magical Sugar Rabbits.
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Maki Itoh with the Crash Rabbit Heat (17:47).
*V7 for Miyu Yamashita.

Determination by itself can only get you so far. Maki Itoh went into Korakuen Hall determined to beat Miyu Yamashita no matter the skill gap. She was determined to become the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Champion against all odds. Sadly it just couldn’t happen. The Inverted Crab Hold and Flying Big Head couldn’t beat Yamashita. Then when momentum switched sides and Yamashita started hitting the big moves it was only a matter of time until Itoh fell and wouldn’t get back up. Itoh had one last chance with a Jumping DDT counter for the Crash Rabbit Heat but Yamashita recovered. The champion then overwhelmed Itoh with Kicks and the Crash Rabbit Heat to come out on top.

Yamashita brought up on the microphone Ito’s goal of becoming the champion and bringing in a new era for Tokyo Joshi Pro. The problem is the Yamashita era is not even close to ending yet! Yamashita is the champion because she is strong. There are others in Tokyo Joshi who are getting stronger and one day she will lose the title to someone like them. Yamashita wants Itoh to be one of them. She stuck her hand out for a fist bump but Itoh gave her the middle finger in return. When Itoh left the ring Yamashita admitted she didn’t expect to face such a difficult struggle today. But she cannot afford to lose the championship now. As far as she is concerned Tokyo Joshi is not just Number 1, it’s the only one! Backstage Itoh was crying over the loss but isn’t feeling sorry for herself. She is weak now but she will be a champion! Even if it means starting all over from the beginning, she will not give up. She also thought headlining Korakuen isn’t that big of a deal. She wants Yamashita to stay as the champion so she can beat her for the belt.

The Magical Sugar Rabbits were put up against the strongest possible combination put together to beat them and they persevered. The Twin Cam Monsters of Shoko Nakajima & Riho did what they could including the Northern Lights Suplex and Somato. In the end Mizuki softened up Nakajima with the Cutie Special, leaving Yuka Sakazaki to finish her friend off with the Magical Magical Girl Splash. The Sugar Rabbits’ new goal is to keep the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles all the way up to the 2020 Olympic Games. They think they can qualify for the Olympic wrestling events that way.

From the start Meiko Satomura wanted to fight the power of Reika Saiki. She was able to escape from the Tower Bridge by applying a Sleeper Hold onto Saiki. A Shining Wizard to the back of the head put Satomura in danger. But Saiki was unable to hit the Jackhammer. Satomura regained control and hit the Death Valley Driver for the win. Saiki called this match the most painful one of her career. She has a strong body and a strong mind but today she discovered she doesn’t have a strong heart. It seems that her pro wrestling life starts again here. Satomura on the other hand is paying notice to her emerging competition. She wants to wrestle against women like Saiki as many times as possible.

The debuting Himawari Unagi didn’t wait to face the biggest challenge available to her. She wanted to face off with Saki Akai straight away when their tag match began. Meanwhile Yuki Kamifuku berated YUMI for wrestling instead of doing her homework. YUMI got rid of Kamifuku with a Full Nelson Buster while Akai submitted Unagi with the Foot Choke. Unagi has two goals she wants to achieve as a wrestler. One, she wants to beat every Tokyo Joshi wrestler in single matches and two, she wants to be in somebody’s best match on the roster.

With the controversy surrounding her entry into Toyko Joshi now behind her, Natsumi Maki had her first match in the promotion along with Millie McKenzie. Together they defeated The Bakuretsu Sisters. McKenzie threw Nodoka Tenma aside with the German Suplex so Maki could focus on Yuki Aino. Maki used the ropes to flip backwards over Aino from a Reverse DDT position and pinned her with her own German Suplex. Maki said that winning her first match of the year inside Korakuen Hall is a sign she is going to have a good 2019.

Hyper Misao brought back the Queen Of U.S.A. match for herself and Yuna Manase to fight over. This time Veda Scott was invited to join in the fun. The goal of the match is to wear a US flag hat and do the Shoot Dance as seen in the music video for “USA” by DA PUMP. Scott was able to do the dance after hitting the Spear to her opponents.

The opening match was a big occasion for a lot of the girls involved. It was Marika Kobashi’s first match back in almost eight months. It was also the first time the entire Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) got to team together since getting their new ring personas. The rest (Mina Shirakawa, Haruna Neko & Pom Harajuku) all got to wrestle in Korakuen for the first time.

Rika Tatsumi sang her entrance theme to the audience after intermission.

The Bakuretsu Sisters get to wrestle in their hometown of Okayama on 14th October. Tokyo Joshi Pro will have a show based around Tenma & Aino’s return there.