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

February 12, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NAGOYA!”, 12/02/2018
Nagoya City Robashi Sports Center Kendo Area
294 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Raku & Miu defeated Hikari & Hinano when Miu submitted Hinano with the Canadian Backbreaker (4:50).
2. Nodoka-oneesan defeated Marika Kobashi with the WAR Special (5:56).
3. Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone defeated Mizuki & Hyper Misao when Tatsumi pinned Misao with the Missile Hips (10:10).
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Yuu & Yuki Kamifuku when Saki-sama submitted Kamifuku with the Versailles Foot Choke (12:38).
5. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Samara with the Magical Girl Splash (8:24).
6. Shoko Nakajima & Yuna Manase defeated Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito when Manase pinned Ito with the Kakato Drop (15:16).

Yuna Manase felt “amazingly happy” after winning the main event and getting to do the show closing speech for the first time. She credited Shoko Nakajima for keeping her safe throughout the match, which allowed her to work hard. They closed out the show by taking suggestions from the audience for delicious food to eat in Nagoya. They decided on miso cutlet, chicken wings and deep fried shrimp.

Yuka Sakazaki did the Magical Girl Splash twice to beat Samara. Sakazaki didn’t hit the move properly the first time so took the risk to do it again. It paid off.

Today’s show was the first time Saki-sama has ever visited Nagoya. After she and Azusa Christie won their match, Saki-sama told everyone she wanted to buy a Golden Shachihoko statue. Christie promised she would schedule an appointment with the governor of Nagoya at once to do that. When that is done they can then focus their attention to the next Tokyo Joshi Pro show in Shinkiba. Saki said NEO Biishiki-gun will successfully defend the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles against the blue and black pigs that make up the BRAVE☆MATES at that show. Christie corrected Saki by telling her the title match is taking place in Seijo a few weeks later. Some of the fans laughed at Saki’s mistake and that made Christie angry. Christie called them rude and NEO Biishiki-gun left the ring.

Even though Hyper Misao was on the opposite team as Rika Tatsumi, Misao wanted to help Tatsumi with her crush on Mizuki. First, they want to get #好きです辰巳リカ trending on Twitter (I think it means “I Like Rika Tatsumi”) She encouraged Tatsumi to start the match with Mizuki but she was too smitten to do anything until Mizuki and Maho Kurone got the match going. Tatsumi won the match by pinning Misao but she chased after Mizuki when it was over.

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, Nodoka-oneesan asked if anybody in the audience was already gifted with chocolate this week. When some people raised their hands, Nodoka told them she loves white chocolate and will be waiting to get some from them.

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Ihashi Back On Track, Tatsumi’s Way Of Love, Manase Prepares Her Bosom

February 8, 2018

BASARA “VAJRA 59 ~ONE MINDLESS BODY~”, 11/02/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Hercules Senga Vs Daiki Shimomura
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
3. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Yusuke Kubo Vs Manabu Hara & Fuminori Abe
4. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa
5. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto Vs Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi

Hercules Senga and Daiki Shimomura will be competing in non-tournament matches for both IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT shows.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “BODY FEELS EXIT 2018”, 11/02/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Shuhei Washida Debut 2nd Round: Shuhei Washida Vs Katsumi Oribe
2. Recurrance Of Ihashi! Show Your Old Ally, Ganbare Soul: Gota Ihashi Vs Yukihiro Abe
3. Ganpuro Vs India ~Oji, Dancing Maharaja!~: Shota & HARUKAZE Vs Brian Aki & Samara
4. Student Pro Wrestler Begins! ~Defeat Pioneer!~: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs MEN’S Teioh
5. Overall War! Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs Katsumura-gun: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Black Ribera

Gota Ihashi is getting his groove back after his performance on the YaroZ show. His match with Yukihiro Abe that was cancelled last month is now back on and will take place here. Shota takes Abe’s place in the Ganbare☆Wrestling Vs India tag team match.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NAGOYA!”, 12/02/2018
Nagoya City Robashi Sports Center Kendo Area

1. Raku & Miu Vs Hikari & Hinano
2. Nodoka-oneesan Vs Marika Kobashi
3. Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone Vs Mizuki & Hyper Misao
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie Vs Yuu & Yuki Kamifuku
5. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Samara
6. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito Vs Syoko Nakajima & Yuna Manase

Rika Tatsumi made some news last Thursday during DDT’s segment on the AbemaTV show “The NIGHT”. During a conversation between the hosts and guests, Tatsumi brought up a subject to Danshoku Dino and Sanshiro Takagi that had been bothering her for a while. She fancies Mizuki (calls her cute as a rabbit) but can’t do anything about it because of the Forbidden Three rules used for Tokyo Joshi wrestlers. She thinks that is unfair because the rule in question is “No relationships with men” and her target is a woman. She put Takagi on the spot to clarify the rule. Takagi described this moment as a new culture starting to grow. He suggested they invite Mizuki to the show first to get her opinion before he makes a decision. A viewer vote was set up during the show and 82.1% voted in support of Tatsumi. She asked the fans to support her way of love. Don’t know if this will make the tag team match awkward or not since Tatsumi and Mizuki will have to wrestle each other at some point during it.

DNA “DNA 41 ~VALENTINE SPECIAL!~”, 14/02/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hot Blood! Muscle Kin! The Rival Story Chapter 2: Yuki Ueno Vs Koju Takeda
2. Young Roar ~ Young And Fresh 6-Man Tag Match: Daiki Shimomura, Yasutaka Ohsera & Tomoya Hirata Vs Joji Tani, Rising HAYATO & Takato Nakano
3. We Are The World! ~We Wish For World Peace With Pro-Wrestling~: Rekka & Choun-Shiryu Vs Brian Aki & Konaka = Pale One
4. DNA Vs Junior Stars! Special Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase Vs Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka
5. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: MAO Vs Akira Jo
6. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Keisuke Okuda
7. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: Kota Umeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Takato Nakano makes his DNA debut as a replacement for Nobuhiro Shimatani.

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

1. Hikari Vs Miu
2. Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Kamifuku
3. Azusa Christie Vs Nodoka-oneesan
4. Saki-sama Vs Marika Kobashi
5. Syoko Nakajima, Yuu & Raku Vs Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Hinano
6. Reika Saiki & Yuka Sakazaki Vs Maki Ito & Mizuki
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuna Manase

Yuna Manase will be fighting for both herself and the recently graduated Nonoko in the main event. She promised she will strengthen her chest to become powerful weapons like Nonoko’s were. Miyu Yamashita knows too well how often Nonoko used her own breasts to block kicks. She warned Manase she is prepared for whatever defence will be placed before her.

Reika Saiki wrestles her first match since losing the TOKYO Princess Title. She wanted a match against the Ito Respect Army because they defeated her & Yamashita in the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Tournament last year. Avenging that defeat is her first step towards regaining the TOKYO Princess Title.

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. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) Vs Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan

The new Tag Champions are ready to defend the belts against any of the animals in Tokyo Joshi brave enough to step up to them. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan are the two little piggies to step up first.


D-King Final, IRON FIST 1st Round, New Faces In DNA

January 26, 2018

DDT “D-KING GRAND PRIX 2018 THE FINAL!!”, 28/01/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Nobuhiro Shimatani
1. 3 Way Tag Match: Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki Vs KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Daiki Shimomura
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs Mizuki Watase & Yuki Ueno
3. Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Mike Bailey Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
4. Infomercial Match – Takahashi Tax Accounting Office: Super Sasadango Machine & Saki Akai Vs Antonio Honda & Tanomusaku Toba
5. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii Vs Jiro Kuroshio & Joey Ryan
6. NωA FINAL CONCERT In Korakuen Hall ~ T2Hide This Is The Real Last Time! Final!! Final Battle!!: Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
7. D-King Grand Prix – Final: HARASHIMA Vs Shuji Ishikawa

We’ve had some time to rest but this weekend brings us the finale of the 2018 D-King Grand Prix. I think the tournament has been a success and the match quality has drawn in some new eyes to DDT this month so hopefully this will stick around as an annual tournament. Scheduling it after Wrestle Kingdom is mostly a good idea. The wrestling scene over in Japan calms down a little when that show is over so the space is there to put on a bunch of easy to watch straightforward shows. Maybe just don’t run three to four Korakuen Hall shows in a row beforehand. That was overkill and the attendance numbers showed. Anyway, let’s get to the final.

HARASHIMA and Shuji Ishikawa have known each other for a long time. They represent the same generation of DDT wrestlers and they’ve beaten each other to win the KO-D Openweight Championship. No matter how far they split off and drift apart, their paths will always meet again inside the DDT ring. Ishikawa’s goal for 2018 is to beat his 2017 accomplishments and winning the D-King is exactly what he needs to start that plan. HARASHIMA wants to avenge his losses to the champion Konosuke Takeshita but he is putting all of his attention into beating Ishikawa first. Ishikawa thinks that winning the tournament and then going on to win the championship at Sumo Hall will raise the value of the Grand Prix. He also thinks his extra experience from wrestling in other companies while HARASHIMA has stayed put inside the DDT walls is the difference maker between them. Ishikawa has the better record against HARASHIMA in singles matches. He has won 3 out of their 4 previous singles matches together. HARASHIMA won their last match back in December 2016. Plus he also beat him one time as HERO! way back in 2003, although he broke his foot during the match.

If Ishikawa wins he wants to invest the 1,900,000 yen of the 2,000,000 prize money in bitcoins because it is the fashionable thing to do now. The remaining 100,000 yen will be given to Daisuke Sasaki and Tetsuya Endo. HARASHIMA hasn’t thought about what he would do with the money but the amount on the line does excite him.

BASARA “VAJRA 59 ~ONE MINDLESS BODY~”, 11/02/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu
2. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Trans-Am ★ Ryuichi & Yusuke Kubo Vs Manabu Hara & Fuminori Abe
3. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: FUMA & SAGAT Vs Takato Nakano & Akiyori Takizawa
4. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Isami Kodaka & Yoshihisa Uto Vs Best Stretchman V3 & Tsutomu Oosugi

The playoff bracket is set. The winners of Matches #1 & #2 will face each other in the semi final and the winners of #3 & #4 will do the same. Like last year, the prize is a giant iron trophy in the shape of a fist.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NAGOYA!”, 12/02/2018
Nagoya City Robashi Sports Center Kendo Area

1. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Samara
2. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito Vs Syoko Nakajima & Yuna Manase

Miyu Yamashita and Yuna Manase face off in a preview of their TOKYO Princess Title Match.

DNA “DNA 41 ~VALENTINE SPECIAL!~”, 14/02/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Hot Blood! Muscle Kin! The Rival Story Chapter 2: Yuki Ueno Vs Koju Takeda
2. Young Roar ~ Young And Fresh 6-Man Tag Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani, Joji Tani & Rising HAYATO Vs Daiki Shimomura, Yasutaka Ohsera & Tomoya Hirata
3. We Are The World! ~We Wish For World Peace With Pro-Wrestling~: Rekka & Choun-Shiryu Vs Brian Aki & Konaka = Pale One
4. DNA Vs Junior Stars! Special Tag Match: Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase Vs Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka
5. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: MAO Vs Akira Jo
6. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: Kouki Iwasaki Vs Keisuke Okuda
7. DNA Corps Vs Naomi Kingdom Full Confrontation Single Third Match: Kota Umeda Vs Naomi Yoshimura

Rising HAYATO is from Ehime Pro Wrestling. He is 18 years old and has been wrestling since October 2016. Yasutaka Ohsera is 24 years old, wrestles for Michinoku Pro and debuted back in March 2017. I can’t find any information about who Joji Tani (谷譲二) is.