TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO OJI IN THE SPRING, TOGETHER WITH YOUR FRIENDS!” Results

April 13, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO TO OJI IN THE SPRING, TOGETHER WITH YOUR FRIENDS!”, 07/04/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
150 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yuka Sakazaki & Hinano defeated Hikari & Raku when Sakazaki pinned Hikari with the Osaekomi Backslide (5:45).
2. Yuu defeated Miu with the Katahajime (4:44)
3. 3 Way Match: Shoko Nakajima defeated Nodoka-oneesan and Maki Ito when Nakajima pinned Ito with a Japanese Leg Clutch Roll (7:52).
4. Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone defeated Hyper Misao & Priscilla Kelly when Tatsumi pinned Misao with the Missile Hips (9:06).
5. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Mizuki & Yuki Kamifuku when Saki-sama submitted Kamifuku with the Versailles Foot Choke (9:29).
6. Miyu Yamashita defeated Marika Kobashi with a Modified Cobra Clutch (8:41).

Marika Kobashi begun the first of two big singles matches to prepare for her next TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles challenge. Today she went up against Miyu Yamashita, entering to new music. Kobashi threw chops and elbows at the TOKYO Princess Champion and almost had her in trouble with a Swinging Bulldog. But Yamashita fired back with a High Kick, the Attitude Adjustment and then a modified Cobra Clutch that made Kobashi tap out. Yamashita told Kobashi afterwards that she is still in the process of evolving and advised her to focus on raising her mind rather than her just her physical power.

There were two things that Hyper Misao wanted to talk about today. First she feels there is a bond between her and Priscilla Kelly because they both had their debut wrestling match in Spring 2015. Because of this she felt it was her duty to teach Kelly how to formally greet your opponent before a wrestling match in Japan. They went to shake hands with the Dragon Bombers but Maho Kurone took a bite out of Kelly’s hand instead. Kelly got revenge later in the match by licking back at Kurone. The two shared a glance at each other at the end of the match.

Second, after they lost the match Misao had a special announcement to make. She told everyone about what her life was like before wrestling. She graduated from college but had no job and had nothing going for her. When her mother took her to a crafts festival she discovered DDT for the first time. DDT was at the festival presenting one of their Street Pro Wrestling matches. She had never watched pro wrestling before this and was inspired by the creativity of what she saw. From that point on she had a dream not just to be a wrestler but a hero. So her announcement is on 3rd May at Korakuen Hall she will take part in a Falls Count Anywhere match against an opponent to be determined. Sanshiro Takagi came out. Misao thought this meant Takagi was her opponent but that was impossible because Takagi had just been banished from DDT. Takagi said her opponent is someone else. It’s Jun Kasai! He came out and greeted Misao, telling her he heard that her life has been crazy in a good way ever since she saw that match. Misao said she will go into the match without fear!

Tokyo Joshi Pro and the entire Up Up Girls organisation will host a collaborative show in Shunjuku FACE on 27th June. Both the musical unit and wrestling unit of the Up Up Girls will perform at the show while Tokyo Joshi will provide wrestling matches. Maki Ito is upset that the show isn’t named after the Ito Respect Army.

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DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~” Preview

March 24, 2018

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”, 25/03/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Daiki Shimomura, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Takato Nakano Vs Mad Paulie, Hoshitango, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gota Ihashi & Cherry
0. Under Match: Kouki Iwasaki & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenshin Chikano & Akira Jo
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima Va Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: LiLiCo & Makoto Oishi Vs Reika Saiki & Lady Beard Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda & Ethan Page Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda
2. World Crazy Wrestler No. 1 Decision Battle In DDT: Joey Ryan Vs Colt Cabana
3. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match – Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Saki-sama, Yoshiko-sama & Azusa Christie
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda
6. Weapon Rumble 5 Way Tag Loser Gets Anal Blast Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Ippanjin Munenori Sawa Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Yuko Miyamoto & Soma Takao Vs Isami Kodaka & Fuminori Abe Vs Michael Nakazawa & Chinsuke Nakamura
7. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Ken Ohka Vs Great Muta, Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi
9. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

For an audio preview I appeared on an episode of the Wrestling Omakase podcast to talk about the show. We also review the “SAKI AKAI PRODUCE ~ DDT COLLECTION” show on the same episode. You can listen to it here.

The DDT UNIVERSE live broadcast begins on 1:30pm JST with the first pre-show match beginning at 2:00pm JST and the main show beginning at 3:00pm JST. So for other time zones the main show begins at 7:00am GMT (remember the clocks will have gone forward one hour in this time zone), 2:00am ET and (Saturday) 11:00pm PT. For those with access to AbemaTV the event will also air live for free on the DDT channel (VPN needed for those outside Japan). There will be either muted audio or replacement music for the entrances and video packages because of this.

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DDT is back in Sumo Hall once again for its biggest event of the year. “JUDGEMENT 2018” is being held to mark DDT’s 21st anniversary and is providing a stacked card to celebrate. The headline match is a rematch of a 2016 Sumo Hall main event but there is plenty to talk about from top to bottom. We have grudge matches, we have generational battles, we have wrestling demons, we have anal explosions, we have title matches, we have joshi, we have crazy foreign wrestlers and we have the other sub-brands jumping in to get involved. The only way this show gets any more insane is if DDT goes the Pop Team Epic route and holds an identical 5 hour show immediately after this 5 hour show ends but with different a commentary team.

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Daiki Shimomura, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Takato Nakano Vs Mad Paulie, Hoshitango, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gota Ihashi & Cherry

The first match of the day is between rookies and veterans. The rookie team consists of DNA and BASARA wrestlers. Mizuki Watase’s big matches in DNA for the last few months have been against wrestlers like Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka. Taiwanese wrestler Rekka recently formed a short lived team with Chinese wrestler Choun-Shiryu that fell apart over their national differences. Daiki Shimomura has been bottom of the pile and taking loss after loss on most shows. His Gran MilliMeters partner Nobuhiro Shimatani has been the same except he has spent his time trying to win over DAMNATION so he can join their group. BASARA’s Takato Nakano is approaching the first anniversary of his debut match in April.

On the veteran team Mad Paulie has become a little bit calmer ever since he discovered dancing. He loves to dance along to Shuji Ishikawa’s karaoke. Because of this he acts a little bit nicer to his opponents but he is still dangerous to wrestle. Gota Ihashi embarrassed himself on the big stage when he got to team with Kota Ibushi and Riki Choshu on a show produced by Choshu. They won their match but Choshu ripped apart Ihashi with criticism during a post show interview. Ever since then Ihashi has been trying to regain his confidence and even wants to discover if the power of Choshu is inside of him. It isn’t. The real power is the friends you make along the way and Choshu has been friends with Ibushi for years so the entire journey is a waste of time in the first place. Hoshitango, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Cherry have been filling up the DDT pre-show matches throughout the year.

0. Under Match: Kouki Iwasaki & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenshin Chikano & Akira Jo

The focus of this match is between Kouki Iwasaki and Akira Jo. The two are feuding against each other in DNA where the homegrown wrestlers are defending themselves against the Naomi Kingdom, which Jo is a part of. Shinichiro Tominaga comes over from Ganbare☆Wrestling as a proud “amateur” pro wrestling card carrier. Kenshin Chikano has a DDT appearance here and there. He had a little more of a presence in BASARA last year when BASARA had a summer long rivalry with Dove Pro Wrestling.

0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima Va Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone

Tokyo Joshi Pro gets fully represented with two matches this time around. The pre-show match is between two of their long standing tag teams the Miraclians and the Dragon Bombers. The Apricots have been teaming together for as long as Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima have been around. They have a few achievements between them but the one they share together is becoming the first ever TOKYO Princess Tag Team Champions. On the surface the Dragon Bombers look like an odd pairing but Rika Tatsumi and Maho Kurone have won over fans with their personalities. Kurone’s entire zombie character is immediately eye catching and her behaviour at shows is often fun to follow. Tatsumi got some media attention when she admitted to fancying another Tokyo Joshi wrestler Mizuki and openly questioned the No Relationships rule used by the promotion because it only refers to having boyfriends and not girlfriends. She is currently preparing for the biggest match of her life in May when she main events Korakuen Hall. She recently pinned Nakajima to build up her momentum. Either repeating it or pinning Sakazaki would only increase it further.

1. Gauntlet Tag Match: LiLiCo & Makoto Oishi Vs Reika Saiki & Lady Beard Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda & Ethan Page Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda

The show kicks off proper with a wacky Gauntlet Match for Tag Teams. When LiLiCo was last in DDT she was defending the now forgotten KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles with Makoto Oishi and three others. That was in November. Now she’s back in training with Oishi to enter the gauntlet. Oishi has planning his next steps ever since NωA split up. He demanded to join T2Hide so he could take over the group and even won the right to be a member. But he instead turned it down so he could go do literally anything else. Reika Saiki & Lady Beard are connected together outside of wrestling as the idol duo DEADLIFT LOLITA. This is their first time teaming together for a wrestling match. Shunma Katsumata became the breakout wrestler from NωA when he joined ALL OUT and went through a crazy Hardcore Match where he used thumbtacks. Akito has been by Katsumata’s side during this encouraging him to come out of his shell. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata are still the same except for the times when Hirata gets deported and replaced by a suspiciously similar looking foreign substitute. They might still be feeling burned by Oishi rejecting them. Ethan Page has been loving his stay in Japan which probably explains why he acts different here compared to how he normally elsewhere. DDT brought him in with big hopes that he will be their next big Canadian star. Antonio Honda is with him to make sure that happens. Finally, Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda have been terrorising DNA with their Naomi Kingdom unit. Their troublemaking is now spreading to DDT and they are very interested to be in the same ring as LiLiCo and Saiki.

2. World Crazy Wrestler No. 1 Decision Battle In DDT: Joey Ryan Vs Colt Cabana

Everything about this match is a little funny. Two of America’s most known and successful comedy wrestlers will face off one on one inside one of Japan’s most prestigious wrestling arenas… and there’s been zero build up for it. That’s not to say either of them have done nothing in DDT at all. In January Joey Ryan competed at the D-Oh Grand Prix. He seemed to be more concerned about convincing the audience to throw paper tape at him for his entrances than he was with winning matches. Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana challenged for the KO-D Openweight Title on Christmas Day but failed to win it. He then spent New Year’s Eve pretending to be Abdullah The Butcher. Both are fighting for the right to be called the DDT’s craziest gaijin wrestler.

3. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match – Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Saki-sama, Yoshiko-sama & Azusa Christie

For the first time Tokyo Joshi gets a main card spot on a Sumo Hall show. Miyu Yamashita has regained her position as the ace of the promotion when she won back the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title on 4th January. Since then she has been fighting off challengers like Veda Scott, Yuna Manase and Maho Kurone. Teaming with her is one of the scariest egos ever to grace a DDT ring. Pop idol turned pro wrestler Maki Ito often becomes intense when she wrestles. Her petite figure doesn’t stop her from throwing headbutts and giving her opponents the middle finger. She also formed her own team/fan club called the Ito Respect Army and brought in Mizuki as Member #001. Mizuki doesn’t mind and is happy to make a friend. They even recorded a music video together. It’s just that this friend can act like a psychopath when she doesn’t get her way.

Their opponents are NEO Biishiki-gun, the snooty aristocratic unit led by the snootier and even more aristocratic Saki-sama. Her biggest move over the last year was abducting one of the weakest wrestlers in Tokyo Joshi, Azusa Takigawa and brainwashing her into becoming Azusa Christie. Azusa is now a devoted nun who worships Saki-sama as if she was God. This change has seen her gain more success than she ever had previously and she along with Saki now holds the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Championships. Ever since her inclusion, NEO Biishiki-gun have been the dominant force in Tokyo Joshi and now they have a new girl joining them for this show. In February Saki-sama brought out a shy woman who was hiding her face behind a teddy bear and introduced her as an old friend from her childhood. Maki Ito confronted this girl and threatened her until the bear was lowered and the face was revealed. The girl is Yoshiko-sama and she isn’t afraid to fight back! Her teddy bear is named Charlotte by the way.

4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio

I’ve had trouble trying to keep up with the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title this year. Super Sasadango Machine won it the first week of January and asked to defend the belt against Jiro Kuroshio at Sumo Hall. His wish was granted but on one condition. Sasadango would need to defend the title at least twice a week every week up until the show takes place. Sasadango quickly found a solution to this problem. He set up an office in Nagoya and invited celebrities, spokesmen and other various business people to try and win the belt from him. In return they would get to promote their projects on DDT’s social media. It worked for the most part but there were some title changes I missed from people I don’t know and from there I lost track. As of writing I think he is still the champion and his title match with Kuroshio is all set.

But things are never just normal with this championship. There are always people hunting after the belt and I’ll be shocked if this match just stays between Sasadango and Kuroshio. Heck I’ll be shocked if a title change does not happen right before the match takes place! Also I don’t think Kuroshio would be just satisfied with doing just this match. Remember, he has a pinfall victory over Konosuke Takeshita from the D-Oh Grand Prix. There has to be some sort of follow up to that.

5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda

On the one hand Shuten-dōji finds themselves in the familiar position of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match on DDT’s big supercard. On the other hand their opponents this time includes what used to be one of their own! Kota Umeda returned from a long injury absence last November and is making up for lost time in both DDT and DNA. He built up a quick but intense rivalry with another rookie Yuki Ueno. He also joined the rest of DNA in their feud with the Naomi Kingdom. It was during this time that Umeda started to figure something out. As the fourth member of Shuten-dōji he was often left out of their 6-Man Tag Title matches. The only times he got to step in was to cover for one of the other wrestlers if they were hurt. This had to change.

Shuten-dōji reached the point where they were disappointed by their current position. They wanted to face the best trios DDT could throw at them but in the end it is they who are the best trio. That was when Umeda stepped up to them. He wanted to challenge his brothers for the titles and to do so he is teaming with his rival Ueno as well as another rookie Koji Takeda. The response from Shuten-dōji was mixed. Masahiro Takanashi found it funny. He thought Umeda’s new unit looks so bad that they should be called Pigging 2018 after the consistently worst unit to compete in the DDT General Elections year after year. But KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi took this seriously. They would allow Umeda to challenge them but he would no longer be a part of Shuten-dōji if he does so. Umeda was willing to pay that price. Now Umeda is leading his generation team against his former family and in the process became a fierce enemy to Sakaguchi in particular. It might get worse when the title match takes place.

6. Weapon Rumble 5 Way Tag Loser Gets Anal Blast Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Ippanjin Munenori Sawa Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Yuko Miyamoto & Soma Takao Vs Isami Kodaka & Fuminori Abe Vs Michael Nakazawa & Chinsuke Nakamura

Well this has been crazy. Originally DDT was going to hold its Falls Count Anywhere specialty match but Sumo Hall management and the Japan Sumo Association finally put their foot down and told them no. The potential risk of audience injuries and building damage is too high for them to accept. Unfortunately for them they weren’t prepared for DDT’s Plan B. Sure DDT will keep it in the ring but now there are explosives involved. At least it’s still safer than Sami Callihan playing with a pinata.

It all begun when Sanshiro Takagi was reunited with an old friend. In a moment that they absolutely swear was not like anything else that happened that same week involving former DDT talent, Munenori Sawa returned to DDT to save Takagi from a beatdown. They embraced, tears were shed and one of DDT’s wackiest tag teams from the last decade were back in business. Although Sawa had retired from pro wrestling to become a salaryman, he would still show up near a wrestling ring every now and then. Takagi threw out a challenge. He and Sawa would face anyone in a Falls Count Anywhere Match at Sumo Hall. They attracted a lot of offers. Yuko Miyamoto wanted to get involved and as the current DDT Extreme Champion he surely qualifies. Soma Takao joins Miyamoto as part of Smile Squash. The call was also answered by Isami Kodaka & Fuminori Abe from BASARA. Kodaka is a hardcore wrestler and Abe is pretty much Munenori Sawa Jr. so the stipulation suits them fine.

The challenge led to an old enemy of Takagi’s resurfacing. Michael Nakazawa sent a video saying he would enter with a friend from “New York”. That friend is Chinsuke Nakamura! The Pauper Of Strong Style made his presence felt when he threw Takagi over the top rope and out of the ring. He celebrated this accomplishment by pointing to the RyogokuMania sign held above Korakuen Hall. The loudest response of all was from MAO fresh off of his split from NωA. MAO thinks now is the time DDT gets a new face for Street Wrestling and it should be him. He’s bringing Speedball Mike Bailey back to team with him. However MAO may be too crazy judging by that time he ran over Takagi with a van to win a Falls Count Anywhere match. He then threatened to blow up Shin-Kiba 1st RING with fireworks.

So the match was set and tensions grew to a dangerous level between Takagi and MAO. Takagi’s response to getting hit by a vehicle was to start shoving fireworks into other wrestlers’ butts to give them an Anal Explosion. MAO responded in kind until it was the major focus by everyone involved in the upcoming match. That was when the ban came and the match had to be cancelled. During that announcement all of the teams came together and threw together a replacement match. The BASARA team wanted to use weapons. MAO demanded that someone should get an Anal Blast. Everyone agreed to a Weapons Rumble match. As the match progresses, new weapons would be brought out Royal Rumble style. Plus whoever loses the match must subject themselves to an Anal Explosion! This means everybody is happy except for the Japan Sumo Association. Serves them right.

7. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Ken Ohka Vs Great Muta, Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

One of the first announcements for this show made back in January was the involvement of The Great Muta. DDT eventually announced that he would be teaming with DAMNATION to take on Danshoku Dino and his friends. Daisuke Sasaki would use the news to announce that he is in charge and Muta would be fighting under his leadership. There was no response from Muta about this. Sasaki then started taunting Dino by spitting cola and coffee at him Poison Mist style. Again there was no response from Muta. But Sasaki’s actions did bring Dino to his breaking point. The attacks made Dino transform into The Great Homo! Under his own Muta-style personality, Dino would constantly attack Sasaki and Tetsuya Endo. Endo moreso than Sasaki. He would spit Poison Milk Mist at them and attack their backsides with a spike. The only way he could be stopped was when Sasaki transformed into Nerima Sting to combat him. This finally made Muta stir. The demon was not pleased by this nonsense especially from Dino.

A threatening message was sent to DDT HQ. Dino has been given the Poison Curse! No matter where Dino goes, Muta would possess everyone around him and make them spit the Poison Mist in Dino’s face. Nowhere was Dino safe. Employees, trainees, referees, wrestlers, fans, models, TV hosts. All of them spat the Mist at Dino under Muta’s power. Dino would get attacked again and again and again and again and again! Has Muta’s plan brought Dino back to the brink enough to summon The Great Homo? Keisuke Ishii and Ken Ohka are there to help Dino but the three of them are clearly outmatched. The only thing they don’t have to worry about is Muta doing a Moonsault but that’s what Endo is there for.

8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi

For many in DDT there is one task that seems impossible and that is beating HARASHIMA. The backbone of DDT is often the biggest mountain to climb and some wrestlers have become obsessed with doing it. The latest wrestler in this position is Kazusada Higuchi. HARASHIMA has been a thorn in his side ever since Higuchi’s first year in DDT. HARASHIMA gave Higuchi his first loss, beat him twice in KO-D Title matches and also won the KO-D Tag Team Titles from him with Naomichi Marufuji. The team known as HarashiMarufuji have held the titles ever since. They even survived a title defence held inside a factory! If they were ever to be beaten, Higuchi would have to find somebody really strong to team with him.

Oh crap. Daisuke Sekimoto wants to get involved.

Sekimoto & Higuchi joined forces for the annual New Year’s Eve cross promotion Tag Team Tournament and made it all the way to the final. They made such a good impression together that they are reuniting to go after HARASHIMA & Marufuji. Sekimoto and HARASHIMA have a history together but there is respect between them. HARASHIMA and Higuchi however do not like each other ever since HARASHIMA knocked out Higuchi during a singles match earlier this month. When Higuchi came to he went on a rampage chasing after HARASHIMA. A defeat to Marufuji too in the run-up to this match hasn’t helped. Higuchi will have to keep his emotions in check against these two.

9. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

This is the rematch 19 months in the making. Konosuke Takeshita and Shuji Ishikawa main evented “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016” with the KO-D Openweight Title on the line. Ishikawa came out on top that night and held onto the belt for almost the rest of 2016. HARASHIMA won the title from him in December that year but the championship made its way back to Takeshita at “JUDGEMENT 2017” just over one year ago. Since then Takeshita has firmly kept the belt in his grasp and fought all-comers, breaking the DDT record for most title defences in a single reign with 10 successful defences at this time. Freshly graduated from college, Takeshita has been having a great year as the champion. It’s getting tough though. A lower back injury has plagued Takeshita throughout February and gave him a big target that can be exploited. So it’s been a tough year but a great year none the less.

However you can argue Shuji Ishikawa’s last 12 months have been just as good if not better. He goes on a tear in All Japan and wins the Champion Carnival, then the Triple Crown, then the Real World Tag League with Suwama and then AJPW World Tag Team Titles also with Suwama. When he refocused his efforts in DDT at the beginning of 2018, Ishikawa ends up winning the first ever D-Oh Grand Prix tournament almost unbeaten. His only loss in the competition was against his DAMNATION leader Daisuke Sasaki. The goal of the Grand Prix was to establish DDT’s leading star for the rest of the year and Ishikawa proved there is no one more deserving of it than him.

Ishikawa has gone out to prove he has a range of other talents too. Ever since he won the Grand Prix, Ishikawa has performed karaoke in the ring to celebrate his big victories in DDT. Mad Paulie has joined in the fun by dancing along to his songs. Sasaki & Endo aren’t as eager to join in so they just grin and bare it while he sings. With the big title match on the horizon, Sasaki gave Ishikawa a serious order. Ishikawa cannot sing karaoke and Paulie cannot dance again until Ishikawa beats Takeshita at Sumo Hall to become the KO-D Champion. This gave Ishikawa an idea. Takeshita is injured. If he gets so injured that he cannot defend the title at Sumo Hall then Ishikawa will become the champion by default. Then for the main event Ishikawa can sing karaoke inside the ring all night long! So for the last month Ishikawa has intentionally tried to injure Takeshita in their preview matches. It briefly worked when Takeshita had to miss a show to recover but he came back and in their most recent match together pinned Ishikawa.

So there you have it. The strongest champion in DDT’s history is hurt but still capable of beating whatever is being thrown at him. DDT’s strongest challenger is almost unstoppable and is powered by the desire to show off his vocal talents. Their 2016 match is well worth the watch in preparation for this.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO YOKOHAMA!” Results

March 13, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO YOKOHAMA!”, 10/03/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall
276 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Shoko Nakajima & Raku defeated Hikari & Hinano when Nakajima pinned Hikari with the Northern Lights Suplex (8:50).
2. 3 Way Match: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Nodoka-oneesan and Yuki Kamifuku when Sakazaki pinned Kamifuku with the Magical Girl Splash (9:03).
3. Rika Tatsumi defeated Maki Ito with the Diving Hip Attack (13:21).
4. Yuu defeated Hyper Misao with the Modified Katahajime (7:29).
5. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Mizuki & Marika Kobashi when Christie pinned Kobashi with a Bulldgo Headlock Switchback (9:06).
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Maho Kurone with the Crash Rabbit Heat (12:55).
*V3 for Miyu Yamashita.

A terrifying challenge lay ahead for Miyu Yamashita. It was definitely her most dangerous TOKYO Princess Title defence to date as Maho Kurone used a chair to beat up the champion. However, Yamashita saw an opportunity when Kurone was arguing with the referee over the chair usage. Yamashita grabbed Kurone and gave her a Backbreaker onto the edge of the chair! Kurone wasn’t beaten yet and she kicked out of a German Suplex. Yamashita unleashed a bunch of kicks and a Missile Dropkick to weaken the zombie. Kurone withstood the attacks and was trying to stand back up until Yamashita struck her with a Buzzsaw Kick. Finally, Kurone was defeated with the Crash Rabbit Heat.

After the main event Yamashita called it a crazy match because she fought a zombie armed with a chair. But it was fun and another reason why Tokyo Joshi Pro gives her the best companions and rivals. Rika Tatsumi stepped into the ring and said she is disappointed because she wanted to see her friend Kurone change the world today. Tatsumi wants to help Tokyo Joshi to grow and become more exciting. Even though she has lost several title matches already, she wants to be Yamashita’s next challenger even though she is a loser. Yamashita told Tatsumi she isn’t a loser and is cooler than she thinks. To prove it, Yamashita will give her a title shot at Korakuen Hall on 3rd May! Tatsumi promised to win but Yamashita warned she is still stronger than her.

Marika Kobashi was left frustrated after another loss to NEO Biishiki-gun. She gave Azusa Christie a Bulldog Headlock but Christie held on to her and rolled her into a Cradle for the flash three count. Kobashi refused to accept defeat and said she will continue to fight them. Christie called her rude. Saki-sama joined in and added a bunch of insults. If Saki is a swan flying in the sky then Kobashi is a crow inside a trash can. If Saki is a beautiful and blooming rose then Kobashi is a fake flower selling for 5 yen. Saki-sama promoted her friend Saki Akai’s show being held next week and then left.

Maki Ito wanted to go at full speed against Rika Tatsumi, going as far as to shout her intentions out loud as she ran the ropes. That gave Tatsumi the idea to target her legs. Ito fought out of the Figure 4 Leglock and applied a Crab Hold but Tatsumi reached the ropes and told her the move was ineffective. Ito avoided a DDT and Headbutted Tatsumi but Tatsumi returned fire with a Hip Attack. She then hit the Dragon Twist Of Fate and a Diving Hip Attack to win.

Yuki Kamifuku played dumb to avoid getting involved in the action during the 3 Way Match, calling the idea too dangerous for her. When Yuka Sakazaki and Nodoka-oneesan turned their attention to her, she acted like she was being forced to fight in a Handicap Match against both of them and cowered away. She then attacked them when they dropped their guard. However Sakazaki fought back and pinned her with the Magical Girl Splash.


Barbwire Bat Vs Thumbtacks, Hiroshi Discovers Yoga, DNA Super Tag Tournament

February 22, 2018

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2018”, 25/02/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mad Paulie Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
1. Tag Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi & Super Sasadango Machine Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Soma Takao & MAO Vs Makoto Oishi & Kota Umeda Vs Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
2. Infomercial Match – Net One Systems Co., Ltd.: Danshoku Dino Vs Saki Akai Vs Akito Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kouki Iwasaki Vs Mizuki Watase
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Keisuke Ishii & Ken Ohka
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe
5. DDT Extreme Title – Hardcore +α Match: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs Shunma Katsumata
6. Special Single Match: Naomichi Marufuji Vs Kazusada Higuchi
7. Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & HARASHIMA Vs Shuji Ishikawa & Daisuke Sekimoto

Each participant in the Hardcore +α Match will get to bring a particular weapon with them into the ring to start the match. Yuko Miyamoto picked a barbed wire baseball bat. Shunma Katsumata chose a bag of thumbtacks. The winner of the match will defend the DDT Extreme Title on the 1st April Korakuen Hall show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO SEIJO!”, 03/03/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Yuka Sakazaki & Riku Vs Hinano & Miu
2. Rika Tatsumi Vs Hikari
3. Syoko Nakajima & Rika Tatsumi Vs Maki Ito & Yuki Kamifuku
4. Miyu Yamashita & Mizuki Vs Maho Kurone & Marika Kobashi
5. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan

Yuna Manase will have an operation in March to remove a clavicle plate on her collarbone. She originally had the plate inserted to treat a fractured collarbone injury. Her doctor advised her to get it removed as soon as possible after her TOKYO Princess Title match last Sunday. The recovery time is two months so she is scheduled to return to the ring on the 3rd May Tokyo Joshi Pro show at Korakuen Hall.

BASARA “VAJRA 61 ~SEISHUN SUIKODEN~”, 03/03/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. Daichi Kazato & Hiroshi Kondo Vs Kazuhiro Tamura & Daiki Shimomura
2. Great Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial “Suspect Sanshiro Takagi”: Gouma Ryu Vs Hercules Senga Vs Sanshiro Takagi
3. Ryuichi Sekine & Yuji Hino Vs Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa
4. Doctor! Hardcore Cans 6-Man Tag Match: FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Masashi Takeda & Yasu Urano
5. BASARA Three Major Single Match: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi Vs Fuminori Abe
6. BASARA Three Major Single Match: Ryota Nakatsu Vs Manabu Hara
7. Union MAX Title – BASARA Three Major Single Match: Isami Kodaka (c) Vs Tsutomu Oosugi

Normally Isami Kodaka wouldn’t be worried to fight against someone like Tsutomu Oosugi. He only lost to Oosugi in the IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT because of a missed attack by his partner for the match Yoshihisa Uto. However, ever since then Kodaka’s neck has been feeling stiff and he’s been sleeping rough because of it. It’s ironic that he’s fighting a masseur then, isn’t it? Regardless, Kodaka wants to fight Oosugi the pro wrestler. Not Oosugi the Best Stretch masseur or even the Oosugi from Speed Of Sounds. Kodaka wants Oosugi to be as selfish in the ring as he is for this match. Oosugi is in an odd position because he rarely wrestles in singles matches.

Ryota Nakatsu mentioned that he wanted a match against someone so dangerous that it could result in the end of his career. Manabu Hara answered the challenge and joked that Nakatsu can request a different opponent if he’s too scared. Nakatsu didn’t take the comment well and will be ready to fight Hara.

Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi is threatening to crush Fuminori Abe with the Justice Punch. Abe thinks there are too many Americans in BASARA and too many horizontal letters that comes with them. It is up to Abe to protect Japan for the spirits that have protected people like him.

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi will travel to India in March to study yoga and acquire certification from the National Yoga Alliance. Hiroshi said last year he turned 30 years old and in that time he was infected with three diseases and suffered from shoulder dislocation, cecum pain and gout. Through yoga he was able to heal himself from those ailments when scientific treatments could not.

DNA “DNA 42”, 07/03/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Ethan Page Vs Tomoya Hirata
2. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1A: MAO & Rising HAYATO Vs Choun-Shiryu & Rekka
3. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1B: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Akiro Jo
4. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1C: Keisuke Okuda & Kengo Vs Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
5. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1D: Kouki Iwasaki & X Vs Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata
6. Mizuki Watase Vs Minoru Tanaka

Ethan Page makes his DNA debut here.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO YOKOHAMA!”, 10/03/2018
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Maho Kurone

The zombie girl Maho Kurone is next in line for a title shot.

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”, 25/03/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Saki-sama, Azusa Christie & X
2. Street Wrestling Using The Entire Ryogoku Building ~ Falls Count Anywhere: Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa Vs X & X
3. World Crazy Wrestler No. 1 Decision Battle In DDT: Joey Ryan Vs Colt Cabana
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio
5. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Ken Ohka Vs Great Muta, Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi
7. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

For the first time Tokyo Joshi Pro’s Offer Match will be on the main card of a DDT Sumo Hall show. No clues yet on who could the third woman on the NEO Biishiki-gun team will be but there is plenty of time left for that to be revealed.

DNA “DNA 43”, 05/04/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi-Final: Winners Of Match 1A Vs Winners Of Match 1B
2. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Semi-Final: Winners Of Match 1C Vs Winners Of Match 1D
3. 1st Sanshiro Takagi DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT – Final: X & X Vs X & X

The tag tournament is now named after Sanshiro Takagi. The name suggests it will also be an annual competition.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO SHINKIBA!” Results

February 18, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO SHINKIBA!”, 18/02/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
312 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Hikari defeated Miu with a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch (4:42).
2. Hyper Misao defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Hyper Mi Returns (6:26).
3. Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Hinano defeated Syoko Nakajima, Yuu & Raku when Kurone pinned Nakajima with the Ouroboros (9:37).
4. Saki-sama defeated Marika Kobashi with the Versailles Foot Choke (10:06).
5. Azusa Christie defeated Nodoka-oneesan with the Christie Agape (8:22).
6. Reika Saiki & Yuka Sakazaki defeated Maki Ito & Mizuki when Saiki pinned Ito with the Jackhammer (12:44).
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Yuna Manase with the Crash Rabbit Heat (13:31).
*V2 for Miyu Yamashita.

All the bust training in the would wasn’t enough for Yuna Manase to win the TOKYO Princess Title today. She kicked out of Miyu Yamashita’s Attitude Adjustment but was put away with the Crash Rabbit Heat. Maho Kurone snuck up behind Yamashita after the match and scared her. Kurone then grabbed the Princess Title belt out of curiosity and looked at it while Yamashita figured out this was her way of challenging her to a title match.

Reika Saiki said she felt motivated in her first match since losing the Princess Title at the start of the year. She was busy studying for exams so she had to stay away from pro wrestling for a while to focus. She described it like spending time away from a boyfriend made her realise how much she likes him after all.

Azusa Christie offered a necklace to Nodoka-oneesan before their match. It seemed like a friendly gesture but Christie then said they were “pearls for a pig after all”. Nodoka threw away the necklace but Chrisite then attacked her. Christie later force fed Nodoka with acorns so she could be fattened up like a pig. After Christie won the match she invited Saki-sama to join her in the ring. Their celebration was cut off by Yuu. She said if they are being called pigs then at least pigs are muscular unlike them. Saki continued to taunt her by asking what kind of dish they will be turned into in Seijo next month. Nodoka admitted that the acorns she was fed wasn’t poisonous. Yuu was confused, does Nodoka actually want to eat that stuff and go along with NEO Biishiki-gun’s insults? Nodoka explained if she can’t handle acorns then she won’t be able to handle the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles.

Hyper Misao surprised Yuki Kamifuku with a birthday cake during their match because Kamifuku’s birthday is in two day’s time. Misao then slapped the cake into Kamifuku’s face.

Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Saki-sama, Azusa Christie and a mystery partner was announced as the Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match for “JUDGEMENT 2018” at Sumo Hall on 25th March. This is the first time the Tokyo Joshi produced match will feature on the main card of a DDT Sumo Hall show. The previous matches were either on the pre-show or were cross-promotional matches under the DDT banner.

Hikari avoided Miu’s Canadian Backbreaker and countered her into a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch to get the three count. Later in the show the Up Up Girls told everyone their favourite wrestling techniques. Raku likes Dropkicks, Hikari likes the Phoenix Splash, Miu likes power moves and Hinano likes the Drunken Fist fighting style. However the No Alcohol rule in Tokyo Joshi prevents her from trying it out.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “I TIGHTEN MY HELMET AND LEAVE FOR KORAKUEN” Results

December 10, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “I TIGHTEN MY HELMET AND LEAVE FOR KORAKUEN”, 10/12/2017
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
279 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Rika Tatsumi defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Dragon Sleeper (8:49).
2. Nonoko & Yuna Manase defeated Yuu & Hyper Misao when Nonoko pinned Misao with the Boinmaker (15:29).
3. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki ended in a Time Limit Draw (15:00).
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Shoko Nakajima & Marika Kobashi when Christie pinned Kobashi with Christie Agape (14:06).
5. Reika Saiki & Maho Kurone defeated Miyu Yamashita & Nodoka-oneesan when Saiki pinned Nodoka with the Jackhammer (16:01).

This is the last stop before Tokyo Joshi Pro returns to Korakuen Hall on 4th January. Reika Saiki and Miyu Yamashita gave each other a taste of what’s to come in their double title main event. But today, Saiki got the upper hand with some help from Maho Kurone. Yamashita was taken out by Kurone’s Ouroboros. That gave Saiki the opportunity to beat Nodoka-oneesan with a Back Drop, the Shining Wizard and the Jackhammer. Saiki told Yamashita afterwards that it is fun to fight her and it will be fun to beat her in Korakuen. Yamashita didn’t respond. She also refused to shake Saiki’s hand before leaving the ring.

Azusa Takigawa has appeared for the first time since she was kidnapped by Saki-sama and Yukio Saint Laurent. She is now Sister Azusa Christie, Saki-sama’s nun. Azusa explained that Saki-sama changed everything that was weak about her and transformed her into Azusa Christie. According to the Book Of Genesis in The Bible, God created mankind in his own image. For Azusa, God is Saki-sama. The new Azusa was calm and collected during her tag team match against Shoko Nakajima & Marika Kobashi. Azusa & Saki-sama got rid of Nakajima with an Elevated Codebreaker. Azusa then gave Kobashi the Christie Agape (Skull Crushing Finale) to earn her first victory. After the match Nonoko and Yuna Manase entered the ring. Nonoko was stunned to see what Azusa had turned into. As she was trying to speak, Azusa raised her bible and threatened to hit Nonoko with it. Nonoko told her they do not hit people with books ever since they were told not to by Zexy Magazine. Azusa ignored her and knocked Nonoko out with the bible. Saki-sama then challenged the Super Milk Combination to a match at Korakuen Hall.

The Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki match ended in a time limit draw. Sakazaki targeted Mizuki’s foot and that saved Sakazaki from defeat during the final moments. Mizuki rolled her into the Cutie Special but could not hold on to the pin because of her damaged foot. She still risked it by hitting a Diving Foot Stomp afterwards but Sakazaki kicked out and the time expired. After the match Mizuki revealed who she will be teaming with when she faces the Miracle Apricots for the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles. It’s Mizuki’s best friend Riho! When Riho introduced herself, Sakazaki asked if this meant she was the newest member of the Ito Respect Army. Mizuki immediately said no and tried to change the subject. Syoko Nakajima said she is looking forward to fighting Riho because it is an opportunity to “conquer” Thailand (Gatoh Move’s home base) and from there, eventually the world!

Earlier in the week Nonoko announced her plans to graduate from Tokyo Joshi Pro. Today was her first match since her announcement and the other girls in the match protested the news. Hyper Misao and Yuu carried protest signs and asked Nonoko to reconsider. Nonoko loved the attention but grew annoyed at Misao’s constant chanting so she attacked her to start the match.

The Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) were told that they will all be involved in a tag team match against each other for their debuts on 4th January. Hikari, Hinano, Raku and Miu all said how enthusiastic they are to wrestle soon.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES YOKOHAMA” Results

October 15, 2017

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SMILE YES YOKOHAMA”, 14/10/2017
Yokohama Radiant Hall
297 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Yuu (c) defeated Yuki Kamifuku with a Jujigatame (5:18).
*V? for Yuu.
2. 3 Way Match: Miyu Yamashita defeated Yuna Manase and Nodoka-oneesan when Yamashita pinned Nodoka with the Attitude Adjustment (9:15).
3. Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi defeated Maki Ito & Mizuki when Saiki pinned Ito with the Jackhammer (11:55).
4. Saki-sama & Martha defeated Azusa Takigawa & Nonoko when Saki-nami pinned Takigawa with the Two Stage Face Kick (13:50).
5. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament – Final: Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima defeated Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone when Sakazaki pinned Kurone with the Magical Girl Splash (20:07).
*Miraclians become the 1st TOKYO Princess Tag Team Champions!

The Miraclians win the tournament to become the first ever TOKYO Princess Tag Team Champions! Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima met the Dragon Bombers of Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone in the final. Tatsumi stopped Sakazaki from hitting the Magical Girl Splash to Kurone but the Apricots joined up to give Tatsumi a Double 619. Nakajima then positioned Kurone in the ring with a DDT and Sakazaki hit the Magical Girl Splash to win the match. The new champions were giddy with excitement when they were handed the belts. Nakajima said when she started wrestling she was weak but now she became strong. Sakazaki agreed and said she is stronger too. Nakajima threw out the challenge to the rest of Tokyo Joshi Pro to chase after them. Sakazaki thought bigger and opened up the challenge to the entire planet. Their next goal is to conquer Earth!

After The Ito Respect Army lost to Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi, Maki Ito teased Mizuki for losing to Saiki at last month’s TOKYO Princess Title Match. Saiki denied losing to her. Ito then became sad because she was pinned by Saiki today. Ito played it up so Mizuki could console her and the fans would chant her name. Ito cheered up and suddenly decided to open up membership for the Ito Respect Army! Ito then told Tetsuya Koda he is now the manager of the group. She even chased him down backstage, forcing him to accept her offer and wear the group’s T-shirt.

Before the NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Konkatsu-gun match begun, Saki-sama told everyone that she found the whereabouts of Martha’s parents. The maid will soon be reunited with them so today was Martha’s last match. Nonoko figured out that when Martha leaves, Saki-sama will be all alone. She offered her a spot to join Konkatsu-gun but Nonoko turned it into a surprise attack instead. Martha used her mop to distract Azusa Takigawa and Saki-sama kicked her in the head to get the win. Saki-sama announced afterwards that she will return alone at the next Tokyo Joshi show. When NEO Biishiki-gun left, Takigawa talked to Nonoko about their future. It’s been a year since Konkatsu-gun was formed and they haven’t gained any results since then. They haven’t won many matches and they certainly haven’t gotten married. Although it upsets them to do so, they both agreed to end Konkatsu-gun at least for the time being. They came up with the idea that when both of them eventually get married, then they will reunite as a team.

There was a promise of a serious announcement being held during the show. Hyper Misao revealed she will be back from injury on 23rd November for her first wrestling match since January! She even put in the effort of making her own poster to announce it. Misao said she will be busy tonight preparing all the tickets that will be sold to the fans coming to see her.