Introducing Nodoka Tenma, BASARA Gets Ready For Korakuen

August 22, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BRAND NEW WRESTLING 2 ~NOW IT’S TIME TO ATTACK~”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hikari & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku
3. Hyper Misao Vs Priscilla Kelly
4. Azusa Takigawa Vs Saki Akai
5. Special Single Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Riho
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Maki Ito
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuu

The big sister Nodoka-oneesan is gone. Taking her place is Nodoka Tenma! Nodoka revealed her new name and her brand new look on Monday. This change is closer to Nodoka’s real personality than her previous gimmick. So far the fan response to her new look has been completely positive. She will also be getting a new entrance song for her first match as Tenma.

BASARA “BASARA 77 ~FEAST~”, 05/09/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Stretchman Man Vs Gouma Ryu
2. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Takumi Tsukamoto, Daichi Kazato & Yasu Urano
3. Benmaru Tournament 0: Jun Masaoka Vs Daiki Shimomura
4. Aikata Vs Bozu! Tag Showdown: Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe
5. Doki! Hardcore Match Full Of Cans: Isami Kodaka Vs FUMA
6. Naoki Tanizaki & Akiyori Takizawa Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Takato Nakano

The main event is a nice mix of veterans and rookies teaming together to continue the BASARA Vs Dove Pro feud.

How much has changed since Isami Kodaka and FUMA last fought each other one on one? Normally a match like this would determine a future challenger for the Union MAX Title but this time around I think BASARA will go a different direction. This feels more like a tune-up match for Kodaka before he goes into the steel cage against Masashi Takeda.

It looks like we’re not getting any more Pro Wrestling Trials now that Banana Senga has transformed into Stretchman Man. I don’t think prosecutors are allowed to have a big hook over their hand inside a court room. At least I don’t remember seeing that in Boston Legal or any of the Phoenix Wright games.

BASARA “BASARA 78 ~LU YANG HOKO~”, 21/09/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Special Dark Match ~ Shit Boss, Remember To Hurry! Season 2: Gouma Ryu Vs Yasu Urano
1. Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Manabu Hara & Jun Masaoka
2. Best Stretchman V3, Best Stretchman Amazon & Stretchman Man Vs Daiki Shimomura, Akiyori Takizawa & Takato Nakano
3. Cielo Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: FUMA, Trans-Am ★ Tanaka & Trans-Am ★ Ryuji Vs Don Fujii, Ryuichi Sekine & Fuminori Abe
4. Yoga Vs Aikata! Tag Showdown!: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Osamu Nishimura Vs Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita
5. Takumi Tsukamoto 9th Anniversary Memorial Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & Toru Sugiura Vs Kazuki Hashimoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
6. Hardcore Cage Match: Isami Kodaka Vs Masashi Takeda
7. Union MAX Title: Naoki Tanizaki (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu

Takumi Tsukamoto is bringing is bringing in some pals from Big Japan and FREEDOMS to celebrate his 9 years as a pro wrestler.

At the last BASARA Korakuen Hall show in May we got to see Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi and Osamu Nishimura bond over yoga. Nishimura is back and this time he and Hiroshi are joining forces.

Alright Don Fujii!

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “CAN YOU CELEBRATE? 2018”, 29/09/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Spring! Summer! Autumn! Spring Comes Without Winter! Ganjo Special Tag Match!: Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE Vs Sumire Natsu & Shiori Akiba
2. Roar of POWER OF DREAM: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Kouki Iwasaki

Last year Sumire Natsu was a right pain in the neck for HARUKAZE. She’s back to cause more trouble.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN NAGOYA!” Results

August 19, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN NAGOYA!”, 18/08/2018
Nagoya City East Sports Centre No. 2
310 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Hyper Misao defeated Raku with a Chickenwing Face Lock (8:14).
2. Reika Saiki, Maki Ito & Miu defeated Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Yuki Aino when Ito pinned Aino with the Flying Big Head (13:41).
3. Priscilla Kelly defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Trapped In Sin (5:19).
4. 3 Way Match: Shoko Nakajima defeated Yuna Manase and Hinano when Nakajima pinned Hinano with the Northern Lights Suplex (8:39).
5. Sakisama defeated Hikari with the Academy Award (10:14).
6. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan defeated Miyu Yamashita & Azusa Takigawa when Yuu submitted Takigawa with the Katahajime (13:06).

Today was Nodoka-oneesan’s final show using her current gimmick. To mark the occasion she invited everybody from the roster along with Sanshiro Takagi and Tetsuya Koda to join her in the ring for one last Ping Pong Pang Exercise.

Priscilla Kelly is back and she is licking her opponents again. She got to win a Tokyo Joshi Pro match with her Trapped In Sin finisher for the first time. The move is a Russian Leg Sweep into a grounded Octopus Hold.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN ITABASHI!” Results

August 12, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN ITABASHI!”, 12/08/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
219 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Mizuki defeated Miu with a Facelock (6:58).
2. Hyper Misao defeated Hinano with the Hypami Returns (6:51).
3. Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino defeated Shoko Nakajima & Raku when Nodoka pinned Raku with the Backflip (10:47).
4. Sakisama defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Versailles Foot Choke (0:30).
4a. Rematch: Sakisama defeated Yuki Kamifuku with a Half Crab Hold (5:29).
5. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Azusa Takigawa with the Osaekomi Backslide (9:02).
6. Yuu & Yuna Manase defeated Miyu Yamashita & Hikari when Yuu submitted Hikari with the Katahajime (13:08).

Yuu was ruthless in the main event! She targeted Miyu Yamashita with the Katahajime even though Yamashita was not the legal wrestler at that point in the match. That was all part of Yuu’s plan because that meant she didn’t have to let go when Yamashita grabbed onto the ropes! When Yuu was finished with Yamashita, she then put Hikari in the Katahajime to make her submit. Yuu then told Yamashita she is looking forward to their TOKYO Princess Title match on 25th August. Yuna Manase doesn’t have a match made for the show yet but she is looking forward to finding out what it will be.

Azusa Takigawa is feeling like herself again and said she felt like she’s been in a deep sleep for the last nine months. She struggled a little bit with dizziness as she wrestled Yuka Sakazaki but eventually got back into the swing of things. Although she is no longer Azusa Christie, Takigawa still attempted the Christie Agape finisher but it was countered into the Osaekomi Backslide to win the match for Sakazaki.

Sakisama was able to beat Yuki Kamifuku so quickly because Kamifuku had the nerve to grab a piece of Sakisama’s costume when the match started. Kamifuku pleaded for a rematch or else she would be fired for her poor performance. She did a little better in the restart but Sakisama made her give up again to make it two wins in a row.

Since today was the last time Nodoka-oneesan would be using her gimmick in the Kanto region she wanted Sanshiro Takagi and Tetsuya Koda to join in the Ping Pong Pang Exercise. Koda agreed to do it when Nodoka said it would impress his favourite idol Marika Makino.

Hyper Misao bought five copies of Young Jump magazine so she could vote for Hinano in an idol contest the magazine is doing. Hinano later drank water and imitated a Drunken Fist fighting style.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN SHINKIBA!” Results

July 21, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN SHINKIBA!”, 21/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
287 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Miu defeated Raku with the Canadian Backbreaker (7:15).
2. Yuna Manase defeated Hinano with the Kakato Drop (5:50).
3. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao defeated Yuki Kamifuku and Hikari when Misao pinned Kamifuku with La Magistral Cradle (6:15).
4. Shoko Nakajima defeated Yuki Aino with the Northern Lights Suplex (10:14).
5. Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki defeated Sakisama, Azusa Christie & Martha when Mizuki pinned Christie with the Aquamarine (14:50).
6. Yuka Sakazaki & Rika Tatsumi defeated Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan when Tatsumi submitted Nodoka with the Dragon Sleeper (15:20).

Before the main event began Nodoka-oneesan told everyone she only has a few matches left before she graduates from her current gimmick. She then got booed when she said that everybody loves to work for a company. Yuka Sakazaki & Rika Tatsumi had some fun at Nodoka’s expense by stomping on her while doing the Ping Pong Pang exercises. Yuu tried to change the tide but she was kept away and Tatsumi made Nodoka submit to the Dragon Sleeper. After the match Sakazaki and Tatsumi said that it is hot as hell lately but everyone should still come to the Beer Garden show on 4th August.

NEO Biishiki-gun is falling apart! Azusa Christie’s jealousy of Martha reared its ugly head again and caused problems for the team. The worst happened when Christie grabbed Martha’s mop and accidentally hit Sakisama with it! That distraction led to Mizuki pinning Christie with the Aquamarine. Christie blamed Martha for Sakisama’s beautiful face getting defiled. However Sakisama stood up for Martha and scolded Christie for complaining so much. She thinks it is time for Christie to get her reeducation treatment again. Yukio Saint Laurent entered the ring and was ordered to use his injection on Christie. Laurent instead pointed his syringe at Sakisama! Realising what was happening, Sakisama told Tetsuya Koda to make a match between Sakisama & Martha against Christie & Laurent at the 4th August Beer Garden show. Christie must now fight Sakisama but in her mind this is the chance to show all of her love to her.

At first Hyper Misao and Yuki Kamifuku teamed up on Hikari because they are part of Up Up Girls (Fake) and Hikari is more of a real idol than they are. That plan went away when they kept on hitting each other by accident. Kamifuku eventually decided to sit out the rest of the match but that was only so she could try to steal the win when the other two got tired. Misao then caught Kamifuku with La Magistral Cradle to get the win.

Hinano tried to make Yuna Manase drop her guard by crying whenever Manase attacked her. Manase soon did the same herself to even the score.


Ganbare☆Climax 2018, Umeda Injured, Nodoka Grows Up

July 18, 2018

This site has been around for 8 years now!

BASARA “BASARA 74 ~FEAST~”, 19/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takumi Tsukamoto Vs Takato Nakano
2. Reversal Pro Wrestling Trial: Gouma Ryu Vs Banana Senga Vs Minoru Fujita
3. FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & SAGAT Vs Fuminori Abe, Manabu Hara & Akiyori Takizawa
4. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi & Trans-Am ★ Ryuji Vs Yasu Urano & Daiki Shimomura
5. Isami Kodaka & Kazuhiro Tamura Vs Best Stretchman V3 & Best Stretchman Amazon
6. Naoki Tanizaki & Shiori Asahi Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu

The Union MAX Champion is back in BASARA after a successful trip to Great Britain and Ireland. He’s already back in the swing of BASARA related things when Dove Pro dedicated a show to the promotional rivalry earlier this week. It continues on here. Can Ryota Nakatsu figure out anything to strike a blow against Naoki Tanizaki?

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2018”, 22/07/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Yuki Ueno
1. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi, Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi Vs Sammy Guevara, Jason Kincaid, Facade & Mizuki Watase
2. Uchikomi! Openweight Ultimate Title – Belt Scramble Tag Rumble: KUDO & Saki Akai Vs Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda & Alex Ace Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Super Sasadango Machine & Yuki Iino Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka Vs Ken Ohka & Gota Ihashi
3. Big Love! Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Asuka
4. T2HiJoshi Vs ALL OUT Joshi ~Korakuen Super Hot Whirlpool!~: Francoise☆Takagi, Margaret★Owashi & Kazuko Hirata Vs Keiko Takeshita Jr., Akiko & Carousel❤Shun
5. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie (c) Vs Mike Bailey & MAO
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs HARASHIMA
*HARASHIMA will cash in his Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere Gauntlet.

Kota Umeda injured his left knee during this week’s DNA show and was diagnosed with a damaged left PCL. He will miss the next couple of DDT shows until they find out when he can return. Rekka will take Umeda’s spot as Kouki Iwasaki’s tag partner in the Belt Scramble match.

BASARA “OSAKA BEER GARDEN WRESTLING 2018”, 22/07/2018
Osaka Okinawa Hall

1. Takumi Tsukamoto & Fuminori Abe Vs Yuki Aoki & Kouhei Kinoshita
2. SAGAT, Gouma Ryu & Jun Masaoka Vs Daichi Kazato, Akiyori Takizawa & Daiki Shimomura
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Yasu Urano
4. Naoki Tanizaki Vs Takato Nakano
5. Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & HUB

A little bit more of the BASARA Vs Dove rivalry is here in the opener. Fuminori Abe is currently the No. 1 Contender for Tanizaki’s DOVE World Title.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2018 1ST ROUND”, 11/08/2018
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall

1. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title Next Challenger Battle Royal: Takeshi Okada Vs HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi Vs Chikara Vs Hagane Vs Shuichiro Katsumura Vs X
2. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1A: Yumehito Imanari Vs Shin Mokujin Ken
3. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1B: Shota Vs Mitsuo Momota
4. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1C: Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Yuu Yamagata
5. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Round 1D: Ken Ohka Vs Survival Tobita
6. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Ayumu Honda

Ken Ohka has the bright idea of inviting Survival Tobita to enter this year’s Ganbare☆Climax along with another wrestler of his choice. That backfired when Tobita brought in the big box Shin Mokujin Ken to cause havoc at the most recent Ganbare☆Wrestling show. Both Ohka and Yumehito Imanari are stepping up to defend their turf.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2018 FINAL ROUND”, 12/08/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Semi-Final: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Winner Of Match 1B
2. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Semi-Final: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Winner Of Match 1D
3. Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title: Keisuke Ishii (c) Vs Winner Of 11/8 Battle Royal
4. Ganbare☆Climax 2018 – Final: X Vs X

No mention of what the prize will be for the winner although there wasn’t any for last year’s tournament. It’s all for pride and doing your best.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BRAND NEW WRESTLING 2 ~NOW IT’S TIME TO ATTACK~”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Special Single Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Riho
2. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuu

Nodoka-oneesan gave a surprising announcement that she is graduating from her current gimmick and will come to this show with new name, a new costume and new entrance music. Nodoka feels that after reaching the semi-finals of the Tokyo Princess Cup, she needs to move on from her current gimmick to make the next step. She isn’t entirely sure what she is going to become because she has always been the “Older Sister” character from her debut.

Shoko Nakajima wanted a singles match with Riho to celebrate the 5th anniversary of her debut. Her wish has come true. They previously wrestled each other in a TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles match at the January Korakuen Hall Show earlier this year. Riho is happy to be back in Tokyo Joshi Pro because there are a variety of different women wrestlers here. Her match with Nakajima will be a lot different than the match she had with Maki Ito back in May for example.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL FIGHT” Results

July 8, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL FIGHT”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall
404 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuu defeated Nodoka-oneesan by TKO with the Katahajime (7:38).
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Rika Tatsumi with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (13:25).
3. 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase defeated Hyper Misao and Yuki Aino when Manase pinned Aino with the Kakato Drop (8:09).
4. Sakisama, Azusa Christie & Martha defeated Shoko Nakajima, Yuki Kamifuku & Hikari when Sakisama submitted Hikari with the Versailles Foot Choke (12:19).
5. Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki defeated Miu, Raku & Hinano when Ito pinned Hinano with the DDT (10:28).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: Yuu defeated Yuka Sakazaki with the Last Ride (9:44).

For the 2nd time Yuu has won the TOKYO Princess Cup! The final rounds took place today with Yuu beating Nodoka-oneesan and Yuka Sakazaki beating Rika Tatsumi to set up the main event. Yuu’s big win happened when she caught Sakazaki in midair and Power Bombed her. She then hit the Last Ride Power Bomb for the three count. Yuu let out a big cry when she won.

Yuu said she first won the Princess Cup two years ago. She wasn’t afraid of anything back then because she was undefeated and she had a lot of fun with wrestling. This time however there is a lot on her mind. She lost the TOKYO Princess Title, the girls around her a getting stronger and there are new juniors underneath her filling up the Tokyo Joshi Pro roster. It has her wondering where her place in Tokyo Joshi is. But the one thing she can do without fail is believe in her strength. She believes in her wrestling and is happy to be a part of Tokyo Joshi. She might be in a better place now than she was two years ago. That leads to something else Yuu wants to do. She called out Miyu Yamashita and challenged her to a TOKYO Princess Title match! Yuu believes she has to be at a certain level to fight for the championship and today she reached it. Yamashita said of course she accepts the challenge. Yamashita knows her strength the best and told Yuu not to limit herself. Yamashita wants both herself and Yuu to be at their mental and physical best until one of them runs out. The match will take place on the 25th August Korakuen Hall show. Yuu promised she will be standing in the ring at the end of the summer as the TOKYO Princess Champion!

In the semi-finals, Nodoka was beaten with the Katahajime but she never gave up. The referee had to stop the match when she lost consciousness. Nodoka thanked everyone for their support and said she changed a lot of minds in just three matches. She wants to take the next step this summer.

Tatsumi threw everything she had at Sakazaki including a surprise attack to start the match. Sakazaki was able to escape the Dragon Sleeper by rolling out of it. She then countered the Dragon Twist Of Fate into the Merry Go Round. That put Tatsumi in position for the Magical Magical Girl Splash to give Sakazaki the victory. It was a blow for Tatsumi because she anticipated reaching the final.

Maki Ito Headbutted her way out of trouble and score the win for her team.

NEO Biishiki-gun won their match in spite of some tension between Azusa Christie and Martha. Christie got in the way whenever Martha & Sakisama did double team moves together. Hikari from the Up Up Girls almost got a surprise win over Sakisama with a Cobra Twist and a Sleeper Hold but Sakisama eventually made her give up to the Versailles Foot Choke. Christie and Martha continued to bother each other after the match so Sakisama ordered both of them to sit down. She told both of them how ugly they were acting today. Sakisama loves both of them equally. Christie protested and said she only wants Sakisama to love her. Sakisama asked Christie if she trusts her and Christie eventually replied with “Only Saki’s love is the truth”. Now calm, Christie admitted she may have judged Martha too soon. She promises to be more strong, friendly and beautiful for Sakisama in the future. Christie and Martha reconciled and look to be back on the same page. For now.

Hyper Misao thinks Yuki Aino needs a heroic awakening to win a match so she gave her a superhero mask similar to her own to wear. When Aino put the mask on, she found out that the mask allows Misao to talk directly to her heart. Yuki Aino turned into Hyper Yuki and she did a lot of Misao’s mannerisms. The power did help Aino when she fought Yuna Manase but every time she made progress, Misao ran in to try and steal the pin. Aino had enough of Misao taking advantage of her and wrestled the rest of the match without the mask. But without the extra power, Aino fell to Manase and lost the match.

Two new trainees introduced themselves. Mahiro is from Gunma. Himawari Unagi is a Youtuber and an actor. Both girls began their training in May.

A one day tag team lottery tournament will take place at the Tokyo Joshi Pro Beer Garden show on 4th August. The Yeah! Metcha Tag Team Tournament 2018 Summer will feature between 6 to 8 teams made up of random pairings. The winning team will receive a gorgeous prize named after the summer.

Priscilla Kelly returns to Tokyo Joshi in August. Her confirmed shows so far are 18/8 in Nagoya and 25/8 in Korakuen.


Princess Cup Final Fight, Imanari Revolution Approaches Its Destination, Up Up Tokyo Joshi

June 19, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “UP UP TOKYO JOSHI ~ALL UPPER KICK TOGETHER!~”, 27/06/2018
Shinjuku FACE

1. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Raku
2. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Hikari
3. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hinano
4. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Miyu Yamashita Vs Miu

A random draw held yesterday determined the matches. Miu had wanted a singles match with Miyu Yamashita so she is happy with the draw. A chance to wrestle the TOKYO Princess Champion will make up for her failing to qualify for the Tokyo Princess Cup. Yamashita doesn’t know what to expect from Miu. Her only focus is to defeat whoever is put in front of her. However Yamashita kind of sees Miu in the same position that she herself was in with Meiko Satomura last year. Yamashita obviously isn’t on Satomura’s level but the gap of experience here is kind of similar if on a smaller scale. Hinano says that whenever she fought Yuka Sakazaki in tag matches, she felt the atmosphere in the room change. She thinks Sakazaki is scarily fast and that is her strength. Shoko Nakajima is feeling nostalgic about this show because it reminds her of the early Tokyo Joshi Pro events that featured local idol performances inbetween the matches. She feels like she is just as much going to a music festival than she is going to a wrestling show. Hikari is currently the most experienced of the Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) after competing in the Princess Cup. She lost to Sakazaki but she is looking forward to wrestling the other member of the Miraclians one on one. Rika Tatsumi calls Raku the most beautiful looking girl in the Up Up Girls. She has a mysterious face that cannot be read. Tatsumi was also once a member of an idol group but was kicked out a month after their debut CD was launched. She thinks the Up Up Girls are in a better environment today than she was back then.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL FIGHT”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Rika Tatsumi
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuu Vs Nodoka-oneesan
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

The semi-finals are set. Yuka Sakazaki has a chance to make it to the final two years in a row. Yuu is the only previous winner still in the tournament. This is the furthest round that both Rika Tatsumi and Nodoka-oneesan have ever reached.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “TAIYO NO SEASON 2018”, 14/07/2018
Tokyo Seijo Hall

1. GanJo Spring No. 1!: HARUKAZE Vs Moeka Haruhi
2. Road To Independent World Jr!? Hitori Shiten Pro Wrestling Vs Silent Arm Cross: Keisuke Ishii & Chikara Vs Ayumu Honda & Kyu Mogami
3. This Is Ganbare☆Wrestling! ~Charisma Vs Revolutionary~: Ken Ohka Vs Yumehito Imanari

It’s been brewing for two months but the Imanari Revolution will collide with the heart and soul of Ganbare☆Wrestling himself in the main event. Yumehito Imanari launched his revolution to push himself up the card and loosen Ken Ohka’s monopoly of the main event spot in the process. It has led to Imanari winning more than usual and closing the distance while Ohka finds himself a little less relevant in his own promotion.

Keisuke Ishii already has a new challenger for the Independent World Jr. Heavyweight Title even if he doesn’t believe it. Ayumu Honda from K-DOJO came out at the last show to challenge him for a title shot. Ishii ignored the challenge until Honda attacked him. That somehow still didn’t get his message across but the title match will go ahead at some point anyway. Until then Ishii is teaming with Chikara to take on Honda and his fellow K-DOJO pal Kyu Mogami.