Saitama Super Arena Tomorrow! Matsumoto Learns Ramen, TJPW In Tampa Card, Ganpro 6th Anniversary Match

March 10, 2020

DDT “DDT LIVE! MAJI MANJI ROAD WRESTLING IN SAITAMA SUPER ARENA”, 11/03/2020
Saitama Super Arena

1. Rojo Current Blast Death Match: Atsushi Onita Vs X
2. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Shinya Aoki

A few things about this show. It is being held at Saitama Super Arena empty arena style. This was the plan before the Coronavirus situation appeared. The DDT Extreme Title bout will not be the only match happening. Atsushi Onita will be there expecting to have a Current Blast Death Match of some sort. Oh and now Danshoku Dieno is angry that he was booked without being told so he is forming a locker room coup to wage war against Sanshiro Takagi.

GAKE NO FUCHI JOSHI PRO “GAKEPPUCHI SNOW WHITE 2020”, 12/03/2020
Saitama Wrestle Arena

1. Miyako Matsumoto (w/ Ippanjin Munenori Sawa) Vs Chikara (w/ Mao)

Miyako Matsumoto spent yesterday undergoing special ramen training in Shibuya. It was Munenori Sawa’s idea because cooks put their soul into their food just like how wrestlers put their soul into their performance. If Matsumoto can create delicious ramen then the Gake no Fuchi Joshi show this week will surely succeed! After a four hour training course, Matsumoto created her ramen dish and was gifted a 500 yen coin by the chef. Sawa called it a great first step that shows how Gake no Fuchi Joshi can become more and more valuable.

DDT “NASUKOGEN NATURE SCHOOL PRO WRESTLING AGAIN!”, 21/03/2020
Tochigi Nasumachi Outdoor Training Center

1. Falls Count Anywhere 4 Way Rag Match: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs MAO & Keigo Nakamura

The next outdoor wrestling show DDT is doing will be at the Nasumachi Outdoor Training Center. The match is going ahead but will not allow an audience to follow them.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW IS COMING TO AMERICA WITH DDT”, 03/04/2020
The Ritz Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

1. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Hyper Misao & Raku
2. 3 Way Match: Mizuki Vs Natsumi Maki Vs Yuki Kamifuku
3. Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Miyu Yamashita & Hikari Noa
4. Special Single Match: Maki Itoh Vs Priscilla Kelly
5. DDT Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno
6. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Su Yung

The postponed International Princess Title match between Thunder Rosa and Shoko Nakajima has been moved to Tampa, Maki Itoh gets a big match against Priscilla Kelly and the undercard gets filled up.

DDT “DAMNATION ILLEGAL RALLY RETURNS”, 07/04/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Shuji Ishikawa, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & Gouma Ryu
2. CIMA & Soma Takao Vs T-Hawk & Shigehiro Irie
3. Tetsuya Endo’s 8th Anniversary Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Ryuichi Sekine

The team of CIMA & Soma Takao lives on. Next up for them is the #STRONGHEARTS pairing of T-Hawk & Shigehiro Irie. Meanwhile it wouldn’t be a DAMNATION show without Shuji Ishikawa!

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

1. Hataage 6th Anniversary Match ~New And Old Ganpro Vs Tomodachi-gun~: Ken Ohka & Keisuke Ishii Vs Minoru Fujita & Hagane Shinno

The match name is sort of misleading. Originally Ganbare☆Wrestling began in 2013 and regularly ran shows for the year. It then took a break in the first few months of 2014 to relaunch as a “major sports league” in April of that year. So this match is the 6th Anniversary of the relaunch.

Ganpro celebrates its anniversary with a return to the promotion’s deepest feud. Minoru Fujita and the Tomodachi-gun unit were a thorn in Ken Ohka’s side from 2015 to 2016. Now Fujita has revived it for the special occasion with one of the original members Hagane Shinno (he was wrestling under the name Madoka back then). Keisuke Ishii gets to find out for himself what this unit was like to fight.


Tricolour Clash, Eruption Invade Ganpro, International Princess Title Match In Tampa

March 5, 2020

I’ll be travelling this weekend so the blog will be quiet until next Tuesday at the earliest.

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

1. Team Red A Vs Team Blue A
2. Team Red B Vs Team Yellow A
3. Team Blue B Vs Team Yellow B
4. 3 Way Match: Team Red C Vs Team Blue C Vs Team Yellow C
5. Team Yellow D & Team Yellow E Vs Team Blue D & Team Blue E
6. Team Blue F & Team Blue G Vs Team Red D & Team Red E
7. Team Yellow F & Team Yellow G Vs Team Red F & Team Red G

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

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

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

Since the last dojo show worked out so well for Tokyo Joshi Pro, they’re back for another one to keep themselves busy. The format this time is a three team tournament with each wrestler placed in a team depending on their costume colours. The girls in red and pink are in Team Red, the girls in blue and purple are in Team Blue and the girls in yellow and orange are in Team Yellow.

Each match is worth 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. If at the end of the tournament there is a tie for first place then a bonus One Count Fall match will take place featuring one chosen wrestler from each contesting team. A prize will be given to the winning team but it has not been determined yet.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HERMIT PURPLE 2020”, 21/03/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. That Tragedy Again? Enter The Entertainer’s Wife In The Second Call Of HARUKAZE!: Shota & HARUKAZE Vs Kuishinbo Kamen & Miss Mongol
2. Now Hit The Iron While It’s Hot! Ganpro Vs BASARA Battle: Ken Ohka Vs Tetsuo Usui
3. Worldwide Tag Match ~The Wonders Of Seiseki Sakuragaoka When India, Canada And Toyama Collide!~: Yumehito Imanari & Baliyan Akki Vs Mike Bailey & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Special 6-Man Tag Match ~THE HALFEE Vs Eruption~: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Washi Sakurai Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Kouki Iwasaki

During the week Yukio Sakaguchi used the Ninja Choke in a match to send a message out to Shuichiro Katsumura. Now Eruption are entering Ganbare☆Wrestling looking for a fight! Katsumura and his buddies are going back to using THE HALFEE alter egos to face the invaders.

BASARA rookie Tetsuo Usui isn’t even five months into his active pro wrestling career and he’s already gotten into a feud. He is now part of the bigger picture that is Ganpro Vs BASARA.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW IS COMING TO AMERICA WITH DDT”, 03/04/2020
The Ritz Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

1. DDT Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Yuki Ueno
2. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Su Yung

The postponed International Princess Title match will now happen in Tampa!


“Quiet” Weekend Ahead, Thunder Challenges Shoko, E10 & Royce Chambers

February 7, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 WINTER ~WONDERFUL HARMONY~”, 08/02/2020
Aichi NGK Sports Plaza 3rd Stadium

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

Quiet weekend. Only three shows. Yes that’s a quiet weekend now.

DDT “SUNDAY KASUKABIAN! 2020”, 09/02/2020
Saitama Kasukabe Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
2. 3 Way Match: Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Soma Takao Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi
4. Tetsuya Endo, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno Vs Cody Hall
6. Charisma Vs Gongitsune!: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda
7. Harashimao Vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & MAO Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino

Heading into this weekend Daisuke Sasaki currently holds the Right To Challenge At Saitama Super Arena Sword. The Right To Challenge Gauntlets are attached to Shinya Aoki (Blue), Naomi Yoshimura (Yellow), Akito (Green) and Cody Hall (Black).

BASARA “BASARA 121 ~OKEHAMA~”, 09/02/2020
Aichi Tsubohashi Sports Center

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Takato Nakano Vs Banana Senga & Daichi Kazato
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Yasu Urano Vs Masato Kamino & Tetsuo Usui
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Shigehiro Irie
4. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Minoru Fujita & Daiki Shimomura
5. Fuminori Abe Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Fuminori Abe hasn’t been pinned since December. Ryota Nakatsu is coming off of a loss to Isami Kodaka. I’m thinking Abe is closing in on a Union MAX Title shot.

DDT “ISN’T IT DRAMATIC 2020”, 24/02/2020
Nagoya City East Sports Center

1. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Kazuki Hirata & Yukio Naya
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase
4. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & MAO
5. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 4th Match – Rocky Of Naniwa II Vs Human Torpedo II: Saki Akai Vs Miranda Gordy
6. DDT Senbatsu-gun Vs Nagoya & Kengo Takai-gun: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Makoto Oishi Vs Kengo Takai, Intelligence Sensational Grand Passion Mask #4 & Hiroaki Ura
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno & Cody Hall

The Nagoya Army led by Kengo Takai has been decided. DDT has their defence force set in response.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “STAR PLATINUM 2020”, 24/02/2020
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Ganpro World Tryout: Shin Suzuki Vs E10
2. Ganpro Specialty Special 3 Way Match ~HARUKAZE’s Close Call~: Shota Vs HARUKAZE Vs Kuishinbo Kamen
3. Ganpro & GanJo Special Mixed Tag Match: Shuichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi Vs Shinichiro Tominaga & Asuka
4. Ganpro Vs Pro Wrestling BASARA Full Battle: Kouki Iwasaki & Washi Sakurai Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Tetsuo Usui
5. Ganpro Vs TTT Full Battle: Ken Ohka Vs Guts Ishijima
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Yumehito Imanari

For fuck sake Guts Ishijima, stick to one affiliation please! He formed TTT (Total Triumph Team) in December and the promotion held its first show on 25th January. That explains why the Real GUTS Army angle got a bit wonky for the last couple of shows with the enemy team constantly changing its name and intentions.

With THE HALFEE idea now put on the shelf, Shuichiro Tominaga & Moeka Haruhi are going back to their regular ring names. However Shuhei Washida has taken to the name Washi Sakurai and wants to stick with it.

When Shota went on tour in Australia last year he wrestled for a promotion called Pro Wrestling Power in Cairns, Queensland. One of the locals who caught his attention goes by the name of E10. He is coming over to Japan later this month for a tryout in Ganbare☆Wrestling. E10 is 178cm tall, weighs 77kg and his signature moves are the Side Effect and the Frog Splash.

DDT “DRAMATIC SHINYURESE 2020”, 28/02/2020
Kanagawa Shinyuri Twenty One Hall

1. HARASHIMA & Makoto Oishi Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Hiroshi Yamato
2. Shinyuri Specialty! Two Major Singles Match: MAO Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. Shinyuri Specialty! Two Major Singles Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito

Two big singles matches are set for Kanagawa. If it happened today then Akito’s Right To Challenge Gauntlet is on the line. MAO might be the KO-D Openweight Champion by the time the show takes place.

DDT “DDT DOES NOT KNOW GUNMA YET 2020”, 29/02/2020
Gunma Yamada Green Dome Maebashi Sub Event Area

1. ALL OUT Vs Eruption!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
2. The First Leap Year Of Reiwa! Inevitable Laughter Once Every 4 Years Ultra Super Mechanko Special 4 Way Match: Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi
3. Akagi Mountain Is Also Tonight! Maebashi Specialty Special Single Match: Yutaka Yoshie Vs Yuki Iino

Big boys collide in Maebashi! Yutaka Yoshie made his first appearance in DDT last year in a comedy match involving a daruma and a kokeshi. This time it’s a more serious challenge in the form of Yuki Iino.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 01/03/2020
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa (c) Vs Shoko Nakajima

A message was sent to the Tokyo Joshi Pro office by Thunder Rosa earlier today. She nominates Shoko Nakajima as the No. 1 Contender for the International Princess Title. The two previously faced each other for the Princess Of Princess Title back in May last year. Nakajima won the match and Rosa wants revenge. She thinks she has the upper hand because this time she is the champion and Nakajima is the challenger.

DDT “DRAMATIC RED READY! 2020”, 01/03/2020
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. Chris Brookes Vs Maku Donaruto
2. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Match: Yuni Vs Kazuki Hirata
3. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman

There’s another Australian heading over to Japan soon, this one for DDT. Melbourne high flyer Royce Chambers will be in DDT from 1st to 20th March. His acrobatic moves and matches from Melbourne Championship Wrestling have been getting attention online and impressed the likes of Konosuke Takeshita. DDT is bringing in Chambers on Takeshita’s recommendation. Chambers is 180cm tall, weighs 86kg and has only been wrestling for two years.

Yuni closes out the childhood portion of his wrestling life by facing his career rival Kazuki Hirata.

Thanks for sticking with DDT, Brookes. Here’s Maku Donaruto for you.


Video – “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20” Digest Highlights

January 12, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,467 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Sena Shiori Debut Match: Sena Shiori & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Haruna Neko & Suzume
2. Hyper Misao Return Match – Loser Renamed For 1 Month: Shoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai (c) Vs Yuki Kamifuku
4. Aja Kong, Raku & Pom Harajuku Vs Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi
5. Natsumi Maki Return Match: Natsumi Maki Vs Sareee
6. Special Single Match: Mizuki Vs Thunder Rosa
7. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) Vs Hikari Noa
8. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
9. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “NEW YEAR DISH PRO WRESTLING I DON’T KNOW” Results

January 5, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “NEW YEAR DISH PRO WRESTLING I DON’T KNOW”, 05/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
223 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Mizuki & Sena Shiori when Aino submitted Shiori with the Full Nelson Of Love And Fire (10:00).
2. Akemi Daredasore defeated Pom Harajuku with a Rope Assisted Pin (9:38).
3. 3 Way Match: Shoko Nakajima defeated Yuki Kamifuku and Mahiro Kiryu when Nakajima pinned Kiryu with a European Clutch (6:30).
4. Miyu Yamashita, Raku & Suzume defeated Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Haruna Neko when Yamashita pinned Neko with the Attitude Adjustment (8:42).
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe defeated Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi when Sakazaki pinned Maiumi with the Magical Merry Go Round (14:23).
6. International Princess Title: Thunder Rosa defeated Maki Itoh (c) with the Thunder Driver (14:33).
*Maki Itoh fails in V3. Thunder Rosa becomes the 4th International Princess Champion!

Maki Itoh’s decision to defend the International Princess Title on a day’s notice ended up backfiring on her. Thunder Rosa beat her to become the new champion! The match went pear shaped for Itoh when she missed the Flying Big Head. Rosa got out of the way and pinned Itoh with the Thunder Driver. Rosa said afterwards that it’s been her dream to wrestle in Japan and become a champion here since 2015. Today she achieved her dream! Also since she is able to wrestle around the world now, that means the International Princess Title can truly become an international championship.

Mina Shirakawa shouted out a tribute to Jushin Liger when she did the Romero Special during her match. Since he is retiring today, she thinks it is up to her to inherit the move.

The 3 Way Match was wrestled more like a Handicap match with Yuki Kamifuku and Mahiro Kiryu joining forces to fight Shoko Nakajima. She still won.

Hyper Misao’s new ring name for a month is Akemi Daredasore. Nakajima chose the name from a conversation they once had about what Misao’s student pro wrestling name would be. They came up with that. Nakajima also said she may change the name whenever the mood suits her. Daredasore wrestled in a green schoolgirl uniform because she wanted to be cute like Pom Harajuku. She also brought out tapioca tea to share with Harajuku but Daredasore almost choked on it. Harajuku found out during the match ther her Leg Kicks were ineffective because Daredasore’s large socks were acting as shin guards. So Harajuku got a pair of scissors to cut the socks off. Daredasore missed the I Am A Hero but Harajuku also missed the Pom du Justice. Daredasore was able to roll Harajuku into a pin and placed her feet on the ropes for leverage.


The 2020 Train Does Not Stop!

January 4, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “NEW YEAR DISH PRO WRESTLING I DON’T KNOW”, 05/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Miyu Yamashita, Raku & Suzume Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Haruna Nako
2. 3 Way Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuki Kamifuku Vs Mahiro Kiryu
3. Hyper Misao Vs Pom Harajuku
4. Mizuki & Sena Shiori Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi
6. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) Vs Thunder Rosa

So much to get through in so little time. Thunder Rosa challenged Maki Itoh to an International Princess Title on today’s show. Itoh had her own trick up her sleeve by asking for the match to take place tomorrow.

The Princess Of Princess Title and Princess Tag Team Titles currently have no challengers on the horizon. Maybe Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa or Mirai Maiumi can stake a claim if they can beat one of those champions in the 6-Woman Tag.

Hyper Misao has to change her ring name for a month after she lost to Shoko Nakajima today. Misao’s new name as decided by Nakajima will be revealed before her match tomorrow.

DDT “NEW YEAR DRAMATIC ITABASHI SERIES 2020”, 05/01/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura
2. Mad Paulie & El Lindaman Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Yukio Naya
3. O-40 Title: Gorgeous Matsuno (c) Vs Danshoku Dieno
4. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda Vs Chris Brookes, Masahiro Takanashi & Mizuki Watase
5. MAO Vs Makoto Oishi
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Keisuke Ishii & Kazuki Hirata
7. New Year Is Good Pro Wrestling! Itabashi Specialty 8-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Tetsuya Endo & T-Hawk

Yesterday’s DDT show revealed a new business relationship between DAMNATION and #STRONGHEARTS. We’ll get to see what that’s like when T-Hawk teams with DAMNATION’s big hitters to take on ALL OUT in tomorrow’s main event. There is also the big and little pairing of Mad Paulie & El Lindaman to look forward to.

DDT “WRESTLE SHIOKONBU! 2020”, 12/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. Akito Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
4. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 3rd Match: Saki Akai Vs Rina Yamashita
5. Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Tetsuya Endo Vs Chris Brookes, MAO & Antonio Honda
6. DDT Extreme Title: HARASHIMA (c) Vs Pokotan (w/ Danshoku Dieno)
7. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Osaka Specialty 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Makoto Oishi Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuni

Saki Akai has a new focus on changing the landscape of DDT with Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi. She still has her trial series to go through.

DDT “WRESTLE TOROROKOBU! 2020”, 13/01/2020
Osaka City Suminoe Maikon Hall

1. Saki Akai Vs Makoto Oishi
2. Hiroshi Yamato Vs Akito
3. Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Chris Brookes & Mizuki Watase
4. Yuni Kid Wrestler Graduation Countdown! Special Tag Match In Osaka: Tetsuya Endo & Yuni Vs Toru Owashi & Yuki Ueno
5. Takoyaki! Kushikatsu! Like A Bowl 3 Way Match: MAO Vs Soma Takao Vs Yukio Naya
6. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino (c) Vs Kuishinbo Kamen, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata
7. DISASTER BOX Vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie

MAO is back in Japan and has his sights set on the KO-D Openweight Title. After the Pokotan stunt he pulled off against HARASHIMA and Masato Tanaka yesterday he looks to be the next in line after that match takes place.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20” Results

January 4, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,467 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Sena Shiori Debut Match: Haruna Neko & Suzume defeated Sena Shiori & Makoto Kiryu when Suzume submitted Shiori with a Sleeper Hold (7:02).
2. Hyper Misao Return Match – Loser Renamed For 1 Month: Shoko Nakajima defeated Hyper Misao when Nakajima grabbed the Renaming Rights Banner (9:05).
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai (c) defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Quetzalcoatl (9:09).
*V2 for Saki Akai.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Aja Kong defeated Saki Akai (c) with (12:13 pm).
*Aja Kong becomes the 1,462nd champion.
4. Aja Kong, Raku & Pom Harajuku defeated Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi when Kong pinned Maiumi with the Diving Elbow Drop (13:14).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Aja Kong (c) with a Dustpan Strike (12:36 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,463rd champion.
5. Natsumi Maki Return Match: Sareee defeated Natsumi Maki with the Uranage (12:04).
6. Special Single Match: Thunder Rosa defeated Mizuki with the Thunder Driver (9:35).
7. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) defeated Hikari Noa with the Itoh Deluxe (11:53).
*V2 for Maki Itoh.
8. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) defeated Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino when Watanabe pinned Aino with the Tear Drop (13:42)
*V1 for Daydream.
9. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) defeated Miyu Yamashita with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (19:57).
*V1 for Yuka Sakazaki.

2020 has been wild already, huh? Tokyo Joshi Pro kicked off their year with the annual Ittenyon show at Korakuen Hall. In the main event Yuka Sakazaki was able to banish the ghost and finally beat Miyu Yamashita in a Princess Of Princess Title match. It took all of the champion’s creativity to get the job done. During an out of the ring skirmish, Sakazaki placed Yamashita on a flat table and slid her down the Korakuen steps. The challenger got her own back by throwing Sakazaki onto the ring apron with the Attitude Adjustment. Later Sakazaki went for the Magical Girl Splash but Yamashita was up on her feet and stopped the move with a High Kick. Sakazaki went for the Mil Clutch α that pinned Yamashita a week ago but this time it was countered into a German Suplex. Things were heading towards a familiar ending when Yamashita set up the Crash Rabbit Heat. But Sakazaki dodged it and used the Merry Go Round to put Yamashita in position for the match ending Magical Magical Girl Splash. Sakazaki thought she was going to die in the match but she was able to fly instead. With so many people here to watch Tokyo Joshi today, she can feel the company growing bigger. She wants everyone to continue following her and TJPW throughout the year.

Daydream had to go through one of the longest running teams in Tokyo Joshi to defend their Princess Tag Team Titles. They were in danger when The Bakuretsu Sisters had Miu Watanabe in place for the Bakuretsu Bulldog. Watanabe was rescued by Rika Tatsumi who gave Nodoka Tenma the Dragon Twist Of Fate and also the Hip Attack. Yuki Aino tried to fight off Watanabe but she fell to the Tear Drop.

Maki Itoh began the day’s clean sweep for Princess champions when she defeated Hikari Noa. A Body Slam on the floor outside the ring and also a crab hold wore down the challenger. There wasn’t much left in the tank for Noa when she was placed in the Itoh Special yet she still hung on. Itoh got her opponent to submit when she modified the Itoh Special into a new version called the Itoh Deluxe.

Itoh was thanking the fans for coming to support her when Thunder Rosa entered the ring. She said Itoh has not fought a challenger like her yet and she wants an International Princess Title shot. Itoh suggested they do the match in Itabashi tomorrow! They both agreed to it by sticking their middle fingers in each other’s faces.

Rosa earned her case for a title shot by beating Itoh’s former tag partner Mizuki. The plucky Mizuki did hit some high Cross Body Blocks but when Rosa hit a Double Stomp and the Thunder Driver, it was all over. Rosa has respect for Mizuki and is honored to have wrestled her. Her sights are set on winning a championship during her short tour. She tried this before and couldn’t capitalize. This time she won’t waste her chance.

According to Kero Tanaka during the introduction, today is the first time in 3 years and 4 months Natsumi Maki and Sareee got to wrestle a singles match against each other. It was Maki’s return match from injury so she could have blamed her ring rust for losing. But instead she had tears of joy for getting to wrestle again. All the pain she felt in the ring was worth it. Sareee was also happy to wrestle her too. I mean she should be because they are close friends outside of the ring.

We’ll take a detour here to talk about what happened backstage after Matches #3 & #4. After Saki Akai’s match, her post-match interview was cut short by an ambush from Aja Kong. Kong pinned Akai to win the Iron Man Heavyweight Title then ran off to make her entrance for the next match. Akai had to continue on with her interview like nothing happened. Then after Kong’s match, Akai snuck into her backstage interview disguised as a janitor. She attacked Kong with a dustpan to win back the Iron Man Title. A confused Kong was left asking her tag partners why they didn’t stop the cleaning lady from attacking her?

Anyway back to what happened in the ring. Kong came out parading the Iron Man Title around. She joined with Raku & Pom Harajuku for the Goodnight Express on Mina Shirakawa. However Shirakawa, Yuna Manase & Mirai Maiumi all got to show their power by getting the better of Kong at different moments. However Kong got the pin on Maiumi with the Backwards Diving Elbow Drop to end the match. Kong’s team won the match but Manase & Shirakawa still tried to get their hands on the Iron Man Title.

Akai’s match with Yuki Kamifuku became an Iron Man Title match because Akai won the belt in DDT yesterday. Kamifuku came close to winning with the Fame Asser but Akai got a rope break. Akai hit a Diving Cross Body followed by the Quetzalcoatl for the win.

In the build up to Hyper Misao’s return match against Shoko Nakajima, the two wrestlers dared each other to put their names on the line. So it was agreed that whoever lost the match will have to use a new name chosen by the winner for one month. A large pinata ball was hung above the ring with a banner inside. Whoever climbed the ladder, broke the pinata and pulled out the banner would be the winner. Also both wrestlers were allowed to bring a weapon with them. Nakajima brought along a collection of kaiju action figures. Misao announced that her weapon was Tokyo Joshi’s producer Tetsuya Koda! He agreed to help out because Misao offered him a ticket for a Hello! Project concert. However, Misao was knocked onto the kaiju toys, the Hello! Project ticket was ripped apart during a fight on the ladder and Nakajima got the banner out of the pinata to win. Nakajima will come up with Misao’s new ring name soon.

The opening match was Sena Shiori’s debut. Her and Suzume in particular shared plenty of time in the ring. Haruna Neko held Mahiro Kiryu back while Suzume submitted Shiori with a Sleeper Hold. Shiori said she wants to become a cool wrestler who can easily face against everyone.

It was announced during the show that the 2020 Tokyo Princess Cup will begin on 23rd May and the final will be held in Korakuen on 23rd July. Also Tokyo Joshi Pro’s biggest show in history will be at the Tokyo Dome City Hall on 7th November! This is the same venue where Bull Nakano held her retirement show back in 2012.