Princess Cup Final 4, Baba Style The Correct Style? Akai Vs Manase, BASARA League

August 2, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE SKY IS THE LIMIT 2021”, 07/08/2021
Nagoya Civic Gymnasium 3rd Stadium

1. Miyu Yamashita & Yuki Arai Vs Yuki Aino & Moka Miyamoto

Yuki Arai’s first match in Nagoya is a big enough deal to main event the show because Nagoya is the home of SKE48. She will team with her mentor Miyu Yamashita against Yuki Aino & Moka Miyamoto. Another SKE48 member Shiori Aoki will be on commentary for the match.

Maki Itoh suffered a fractured left cheekbone in her Tokyo Princess Cup Quarter Final match. It will take two to four weeks for it to heal but she will definitely wrestle on 14th August. She will miss this Saturday’s show though.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN IWATE”, 09/08/2021
Iwate Education Center Multipurpose Hall (Morioka City)

1. Toru Owashi Vs Yuya Koroku
2. 3 Way Matches: Chris Brookes Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai
3. HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Danshoku Dieno & Akito
4. Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya
5. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
6. Morioka Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Keigo Nakamura

Daisuke Sasaki is currently absent from shows after coming into close contact with a person who has the Coronavirus. Most of the matches on this show have been changed. Sasaki is expected to be cleared in time for DDT’s return to Korakuen Hall on 15th August.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mirai Maiumi & Moka Miyamoto Vs Suzume & Arisu Endo
2. Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino & Raku Vs Nao Kakuta, Haruna Neko, Mahiro Kiryu & Kaya Toribami
3. Yuki Arai “Midsummer Trials” Single 1st Match: Yuki Kamifuku Vs Yuki Arai
4. Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Sakisama, Mei Saint-Michel & Yukio Saint Laurent Vs Rika Tatsumi, Pom Harajuku & Antonio Honda
5. Yuka Sakazaki AEW Triumphant Return Match: Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Hikari Noa
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Shoko Nakajima
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Mizuki Vs Maki Itoh

The semi final draw was held and the matchups are confirmed. Itoh is confident she will be fully healed in time to face Mizuki in the main event. Overcoming the pain is what makes Itoh stronger and this is the opponents she wants more than anyone else. Mizuki is aiming for the three-peat and has never lost to Itoh before. Winning this match will give her the confidence she needs to win the final 24 hours later. Miu Watanabe is now four years into her pro wrestling career and has fallen in love with it. She also revealed the idol she looks up to most is Mayu Watanabe from AKB48. Her opponent Shoko Nakajima reaches the final four once again but she isn’t taking it for granted. Tokyo Joshi Pro has grown so much over the years that it motivates her to be the best again.

Yuka Sakazaki has her first match back in Japan since coming home from the latest AEW tour.

A few other return appearances brings the Rika Tatsumi Vs NEO Biishiki-gun feud back to life. Yukio Saint Laurent and Antonio Honda get involved again. The only difference is instead of a zombie we get Pom Harajuku.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~YOUTH FRENZY 2021~”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Chie Koishikawa
2. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari
3. This Time, A Special Tag Match To Celebrate Katsumura & Haruhi’s Tournament Victory: Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi Vs Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto
4. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE Vs Yuu Yamagata & Makoto

The next Ganbare☆Joshi show sees Yuna Manase & HARUKAZE go through another attempt to beat Yuu Yamagata. This time Makoto is coming in to be Yamagata’s tag partner.

The Mixed Tag Match that was promised to Shuichiro Katsumura & Moeka Haruhi will take place here. Their match with Tanomusaku Toba & Miyako Matsumoto was cancelled last time when Haruhi had to go into self isolation over a close contact scare.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuki Arai “Midsummer Trials” Single 2nd Match: Rika Tatsumi Vs Yuki Arai
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

For the first time since November, Aja Kong will be on the show.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Mizuki Watase Return Match: Mizuki Watase Vs Hideki Okatani
2. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Chris Brookes, Danshoku Dieno, Antonio Honda & Keigo Nakamura
3. Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
4. Yuki Ueno & Akito Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
5. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
6. DDT Extreme Title – Hardcore Judo Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs MAO
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada

In a press conference today the participants of both title matches got to speak. The KO-D Tag Team Titles match will be Yusuke Okada’s first championship shot in DDT since he signed with the company. Jun Akiyama is looking forward to teaming with his student and trusts him enough to let him do his stuff. Shunma Katsumata is determined not to lose the titles in his first defence. He also wants to pin Akiyama again like he did at the Ultimate Tag League. His partner Konosuke Takeshita said he will focus on Akiyama because he can rely on Katsumata to win the match if it comes down to him. The match serves as a clash of different wrestling styles and philosophies. Takeshita says there is no correct answer for pro wrestling that applies to everybody. Akiyama disagrees because he thinks the Giant Baba style that he learned has all of the right answers. Baba’s way is the correct way and the proof is in Akiyama being the current KO-D Openweight Champion.

The Olympic atmosphere in Japan has inspired Shinya Aoki to defend the DDT Extreme Title against MAO in a Hardcore Judo match. Aoki and MAO aren’t sure themselves what the rules are in a Hardcore Judo match but they are excited to do it.

GANBARE☆PRO “ERASER HEAD 2021”, 28/08/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Special Single Match: Shigehiro Irie Vs Takahiro Katori
2. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Asuka Vs Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE
3. Special Tag Match That Leaves No Stone Unturned: Yasu Urano & Shota Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Ganpro Special 6-Man Tag Match: Shinjiro Otani, Yumehito Imanari & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Keisuke Ishii, Kouki Iwasaki & Rekka
5. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match: Ken Ohka & Seiya Morohashi Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Shu Sakurai

A second match is added to Ken Ohka’s 20th Anniversary celebration. Seiya Morohashi comes in representing Ohka’s days in Union Pro.

BASARA “BASARA 166 ~GLITTER~”, 31/08/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

The Union MAX Title match that was meant to happen at the end of July has been pushed back a month. Takumi Tsukamoto no longer has the BJW Death Match Title. Meanwhile Minoru Fujita still has his prize money just waiting to be spent once he becomes champion.

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~”, 01/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Voice actor Tetsu Inada will be involved with the Hiragana Muscle shows in September. His work includes shows from the Gundam and Super Robot Wars series. He also voiced MAO in the Kemono Michi anime DDT was involved with back in 2019. That’s not all. He has also been the voice in DDT’s opening videos for the last year.

DDT “TENJIN WARS 2021”, 12/09/2021
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

1. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase

It is a match Yuna Manase originally wanted at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” but it never came to be. She wants a singles match against Saki Akai so much she crashed a DDT show to demand it. Akai doesn’t have any strong feelings about her opponent. She remembers the year she debuted people online were hoping the two of them would team together but other than that they are from completely different parts of the wrestling scene. Akai recently wrestled in Ganpro and felt everyone there has passion but it went away very quickly. If Manase’s fire is red then Akai’s fire is blue and that is much more hotter.

BASARA “BASARA 172 ~FUDO FUKUTSU~”, 24/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura (c) Vs X & X
2. Union MAX Title: Takumi Tsukamoto (c) Vs X

A round robin tournament will be held in BASARA over the next two months to determine who will challenge for the MAX Title at Korakuen Hall. The ten entrants are Isami Kodaka, FUMA, Yusuke Kubo, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi, Daichi Kazato, SAGAT, Ryota Nakatsu, Daiki Shimomura, Takato Nakano and Masato Kamino.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP” Results

July 22, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 22/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
142 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. 3 Vs 4 Handicap Match: Shoko Nakajima, Rika Tatsumi & Hyper Misao defeated Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Haruna Neko & Suzume when Tatsumi pinned Suzume with the Twist Of Fate (10:53).
2. Hikari Noa, Mizuki, Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai defeated Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Marika Kobashi & Kaya Toribami when Noa pinned Toribami with the Blizzard Suplex (13:23).
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1: Mahiro Kiryu defeated Arisu Endo with the Spinebuster (9:00).
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1: Raku defeated Moka Miyamoto with the Doctor Yellow (6:01).
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1: Mirai Maiumi defeated Pom Harajuku with the Miramare (8:31).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1: Miyu Yamashita defeated Nao Kakuta with the Crash Rabbit Heat (11:27).

The Tokyo Princess Cup begins with Miyu Yamashita advancing past the first round. Given her past experiences in the tournament, she is treating this win against Nao Kakuta as a big deal. That is why she used the Crash Rabbit Heat, which in recent times is only used in title matches. But the hard work has just begun with Yuki Kamifuku waiting for Yamashita in Round 2. Backstage Yamashita talked about Maki Itoh’s goal to beat Mizuki in the tournament. She points out the brackets are laid out for Yamashita to face Mizuki first and she is determined not to lose to her. Itoh overheard Yamashita’s comments and it led to an awkward moment between them.

Another challenge, another custom shirt for Mirai Maiumi. She had to out-think her opponent Pom Harajuku. Her Back Drop was countered into a Rolling Cradle but Maiumi turned it over into the Miramare to get the submission win. Now Maiumi faces Mizuki in Round 2 and she warns a Miramare Shock will happen to the two time winner! Harajuku always heard Maiumi talk about SS so she spent all of the night before thinking what it means. Harajuku thought it meant Sirloin Steak so she ate one before the match and didn’t like it. That’s probably why she lost.

Raku earned her first ever singles win by beating Moka Miyamoto. She thanked the fans who sent her messages of support before the match. She was able to do her best because of them. She faces Maki Itoh in the next round and is already thinking of lullabies and other tricks to make Itoh fall asleep. Miyamoto is disappointed to lose in the first round but promises to make up for it in the non-tournament matches for the rest of this week.

In the first tournament match of the day, Mahiro Kiryu eliminated Arisu Endo. She felt Endo was building up momentum so she couldn’t afford to lose to her. Kiryu’s next round opponent is Suzume. The two have gotten to know each other a lot in their private lives but Kiryu doesn’t want to lose against her junior. Her plan is to wrestle the match in her own way so she won’t get swept up by Suzume’s pace.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~” Results

July 17, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~”, 17/07/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall
140 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Arisu Endo & Kaya Toribami when Aino pinned Toribami with the Venus DDT (10:21).
2. 3 Way Match: Yuki Kamifuku defeated Raku and Pom Harajuku when Kamifuku pinned Harajuku with the Famouser (6:55).
3. Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao defeated Nao Kakuta & Mahiro Kiryu when Misao pinned Kiryu with La Magistral Cradle (11:28).
4. Hikari Noa & Marika Kobashi defeated Mirai Maiumi & Moka Miyamoto when Noa pinned Miyamoto with the Blizzard Suplex (11:48).
5. Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh & Mizuki defeated Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume when Yamashita pinned Suzume with the Skull Kick (16:29).

Today was the return matches for Miyu Yamashita, Yuki Aino and Pom Harajuku after their recent Covid-19 related mishaps (Harajuku had a positive case, the other two were close contacts). Yamashita praised both Maki Itoh and Mizuki for being great tag partners after the main event. Mizuki also promoted Tokyo Joshi Pro’s debut in Kobe taking place next month.

TJPW will hold their first show in Kyoto KBS Hall on 13th November.


Tokyo Princess Cup 2021 Brackets

July 14, 2021

The Tokyo Princess Cup brackets are now complete. 22 of the 23 participants (Marika Kobashi was absent due to school work) picked their numbers out of a random lottery and were matched together before giving their comments for the upcoming tournament.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 22/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1A: Nao Kakuta Vs Miyu Yamashita
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1B: Pom Harajuku Vs Mirai Maiumi
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1C: Moka Miyamoto Vs Raku
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1D: Arisu Endo Vs Mahiro Kiryu

Miyu Yamashita welcomes the challenge that comes with Tokyo Joshi Pro growing larger. The Princess Cup has been her biggest Achilles Heel because she has never won it and often suffers her worst results there. Nao Kakuta suddenly finds herself fighting the Princess Of Princess Champion in Round 1. She understands she would lose this match 99% of the time so will aim to make this the 1% chance she will win. Pom Harajuku picked No. 4 and is treating it as her lucky number. This is her first match back since recovering from Covid. Mirai Maiumi has developed into the type of person she wanted to be but hasn’t been able to win anything yet. This summer she is determined to cause the Miramare Shock! Moka Miyamoto is looking forward to entering her first Princess Cup after not being included last year. Raku hasn’t won a singles match yet and sees Miyamoto is gaining momentum. She says she will do her best to beat her. Arisu Endo’s motivation is to face Suzume in the 2nd Round. Mahiro Kiryu stands in her way and won’t let her pass her by.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 23/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: Miu Watanabe Vs Kaya Toribami
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1F: Yuki Aino Vs Yuki Arai
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1G: Hikari Noa Vs Rika Tatsumi
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1H: Marika Kobashi Vs Nodoka Tenma

Last year Miu Watanabe finished in the final 8. This time she is aiming to improve on that and reach the semi finals. Kaya Toribami knows how strong she is in their previous tag matches together. Toribami doesn’t have much experience but she will give it her all to win. Yuki Aino is also going to use what she learned in the last year to make it past the quarter finals. Her opponent Yuki Arai is coming off her first win and is confirmed to be on all of the shows during the tournament, no matter how she fares in the Cup itself. Perhaps the biggest match in Round 1 is Hikari Noa Vs Rika Tatsumi. Hikari’s first singles match against a senior member of the roster was against Tatsumi back in 2018. This time she is fighting her as the International Princess Champion and the winner faces Hyper Misao in Round 2. Noa wants to advance and face Misao in a death match. Tatsumi appreciates seeing other wrestlers achieve their dreams but she doesn’t want it to happen at her expense. She has a first time singles match against Mizuki as her big dream to fight for. Nodoka Tenma has never lost to Kobashi in singles matches but she has only advanced past Round 1 once. That was the year Tenma reached the semi final though so she wants to walk down that road again.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 24/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2A: Winner Of Match 1A Vs Yuki Kamifuku
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2B: Winner Of Match 1B Vs Mizuki
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2E: Winner Of Match 1F Vs Haruna Neko

The winner of Yamashita Vs Kakuta faces Yuki Kamifuku in Round 2. Kamifuku admittingly doesn’t like wrestling in singles tournaments but you have to do what you have to do. If she wins the Princess Cup then she wants the sponsors Ameba to buy her a really big motorcycle. Mizuki has dominated the tournament by winning it the last two years. She’s hesitant if she can make it 3 in a row but will do her best because everyone is wishing her good luck. Haruna Neko is waiting for whichever Yuki comes up to fight her

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 25/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2C: Winner Of Match 1C Vs Maki Itoh
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2D: Winner Of Match 1D Vs Suzume
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2F: Winner Of Match 1G Vs Hyper Misao
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2G: Winner Of Match 1H Vs Shoko Nakajima

Maki Itoh still remembers losing to Mizuki in the semi final last year. Her goal is to win the tournament this year and surpass Mizuki. Suzume recently fought for the Princess Tag Team Titles but isn’t taking her chances here for granted. Hyper Misao is holding the same motivations she had way back in her first Princess Cup in 2015. She was chosen as a replacement back then because at the time everyone thought her superhero character had a short shelf life. She wants to win and prove she doesn’t have a shelf life at all! She heard about Noa’s request for a death match but she expects to face Tatsumi instead. Misao lost to Tatsumi in her fake retirement match last year so it’s time to get that win back. Shoko Nakajima is the only other person next to Yamashita that will be a part of every Princess Cup so far. She has the most tournament experience in the field and thinks it is all coming together for her.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2A Vs Winner Of Match 2B
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2C Vs Winner Of Match 2D
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 2E
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2F Vs Winner Of Match 2G

The bracket structure ends at the quarter final stage.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: X Vs X
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: X Vs X

For the first time the final rounds will be held inside Korakuen Hall. Even better, each round gets a show to itself!

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

Ameba is providing a prize for the winner. There is “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” taking place in October so the obvious reward is a Princess Title match in the main event. There is not another TJPW Korakeun show on the schedule right now but things can change.


Tokyo Princess Cup 2021

July 12, 2021

The 8th edition of the Tokyo Princess Cup is the largest one yet. 23 wrestlers from Tokyo Joshi Pro will take part. It leads to an uneven bracket where some fortunate entrants may have shorter paths to the final than others should they win all their matches. A lottery will be held to determine the complete bracket soon and another lottery will be held at the semi final stage. The full list of entrants are:

Miyu Yamashita (8th Appearance)
Hikari Noa (4th Appearance)
Mizuki (5th Appearance, 2019 & 2020 Winner)
Shoko Nakajima (8th Appearance, 2015 Winner)
Rika Tatsumi (6th Appearance)
Maki Itoh (5th Appearance)
Yuki Kamifuku (3rd Appearance)
Hyper Misao (5th Appearance)
Nodoka Tenma (6th Appearance)
Yuki Aino (3rd Appearance)
Marika Kobashi (2nd Appearance)
Miu Watanabe (3rd Appearance)
Raku (3rd Appearance)
Nao Kakuta (1st Appearance)
Mirai Maiumi (2nd Appearance)
Suzume (2nd Appearance)
Pom Harajuku (2nd Appearance)
Mahiro Kiryu (2nd Appearance)
Haruna Neko (2nd Appearance)
Moka Miyamoto (1st Appearance)
Arisu Endo (1st Appearance)
Kaya Toribami (1st Appearance)
Yuki Arai (1st Appearance)

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TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 22/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1A: X Vs X
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1B: X Vs X
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1C: X Vs X
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1D: X Vs X

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TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 23/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1E: X Vs X
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1F: X Vs X
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1G: X Vs X
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1H: X Vs X

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TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 24/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2A: Winner Of Match 1A Vs X
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2B: Winner Of Match 1B Vs X
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2E: Winner Of Match 1F Vs X

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TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 25/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2C: Winner Of Match 1C Vs X
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2D: Winner Of Match 1D Vs X
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2F: Winner Of Match 1G Vs X
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2G: Winner Of Match 1H Vs X

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TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2A Vs Winner Of Match 2B
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2C Vs Winner Of Match 2D
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 1E Vs Winner Of Match 2E
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Winner Of Match 2F Vs Winner Of Match 2G

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TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 14/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: X Vs X
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: X Vs X

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TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 15/08/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X


Pom And Others Pulled From This Weekend’s Shows, Goro Tsurumi’s Genes

July 7, 2021

Tokyo is entering a fresh state of emergency that will last until 22nd August so don’t get attached with the upcoming schedule. I suspect changes are coming. If they’re banning spectators from the Olympics then I can’t see fans allowed at wrestling shows either. That’s if wrestling shows can go ahead in Tokyo at all.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “DON’T MISS THE SIGNS”, 10/07/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO GIRL 2 ~WOMEN ONLY ENTERTAINMENT~”, 11/07/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

News came out today that Pom Harajuku tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss this weekend’s shows. Miyu Yamashita and Yuki Aino were in recent close contact with her so they too are going to be absent while they self isolate. Last week Harajuku had a slight fever after receiving her first vaccine and when the fever did not disappear after a few days, she took a PCR test and it came back positive. She has since been feeling better but all three women will be under observation for a period of time until they are deemed ok to return. Both shows are currently having their match cards revised.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHINJUKU”, 15/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Hideki Okatani
2. DDT Variety Group Summer Greeting Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
3. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
4. Tetsuya Endo, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Cs Akito, Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya
5. Yuki Ueno & Yuya Koroku Vs Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao
6. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Yusuke Okada Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
7. DDT Extreme Title & Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – No DQ, No Submission Rules: Chris Brookes (E/c) Vs Shinya Aoki (I/c)

If nothing with the schedule changes then we’re going to see plenty of Jun Akiyama Vs Konosuke Takeshita tag matches in the next month.

Last time Yuki Ueno and Daisuke Sasaki were in Shinjuku FACE together, Sasaki beat him in under two minutes with a lot of cheating. Now is Ueno’s chance to get some revenge in the same building.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN UTSUNOMIYA”, 17/07/2021
Tochigi Prefectural Cultural Center Sub-Hall

1. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Makoto Oishi & Akito
2. Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Hideki Okatani & Yuya Koroku
3. HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuki Iino
4. Goro Tsurumi’s Genes Vs Mysterious Faction!: Sanshiro Takagi & Naoshi Sano Vs Danshoku Dieno & Demonio Uno
5. Utsunomiya Specialty Special Single Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Antonio Honda
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie

Some old school indie sleaze makes its way onto the show. Both Sanshiro Takagi and Naoshi Sano were trained by Goro Tsurumi in the IWA Kakuto Shijuku promotion. Demonio Uno came from there too.

DDT “SUMMER VACATION 2021 TOUR IN SHIROISHI”, 18/07/2021
Miyagi Shiroishi White Cube

1. Hideki Okatani Vs Yuya Koroku
2. Danshoku Dieno & Yuki Iino Vs Akito & Kazuki Hirata
3. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yukio Naya
4. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Keigo Nakamura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai
5. Chris Brookes Vs Yusuke Okada
6. Shiroishi Specialty Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Antonio Honda
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino (c) Vs Yuki Ueno, Shunma Katsumata & MAO

Chris Brookes and Yusuke Okada will face each other one on one for the first time.


Video – Nakajima/Mizuki/Misao Vs Kamifuku/Aino/Harajuku

July 2, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~”, 27/06/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
110 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Shoko Nakajima, Mizuki & Hyper Misao Vs Yuki Kamifuku, Yuki Aino & Pom Harajuku


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~” Results

June 19, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~”, 19/06/2021
Tokyo Narimasu Act Hall
166 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Maki Itoh defeated Mahiro Kiryu with the Itoh Deluxe (9:19).
2. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao defeated Miu Watanabe and Pom Harajuku when Misao pinned Harajuku with a Jackknife Pin (9:50).
3. Mizuki & Marika Kobashi, & Kaya Toribami defeated Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Arisu Endo when Kobashi submitted Endo with the Front Neck Lock (13:09).
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel defeated Raku & Moka Miyamoto when Sakisama submitted Miyamoto with the Versailles Foot Choke (13:37).
5. Hikari Noa, Yuki Kamifuku & Yuki Aino defeated Rika Tatsumi, Nao Kakuta & Haruna Neko when Noa submitted Kakuta with the Blizzard Suplex (10:00).
6. Special Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita & Yuka Sakazaki defeated Shoko Nakajima & Nodoka Tenma when Yamashita pinned Tenma with the Skull Kick (13:25).

Two weeks after their hard fought title match at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, both Miyu Yamashita and Yuka Sakazaki had to put their differences aside to team together in the main event. There was a little awkwardness at first between them but they gelled together to beat Shoko Nakajima & Nodoka Tenma. Yamashita said she became more confident and stronger after her match with Sakazaki. But Sakazaki brought up that she lost in the Korakuen Hall main event two days ago. Backstage Sakazaki explained her bond with Yamashita was broken after “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”.

Raku was able to sent Mei Saint-Michel by singing her a lullaby while applying a Headlock. She tried the same trick to Sakisama but she shrugged it off… until she fell asleep a few seconds later. Saint-Michel had to use the ring bell to wake her up. Moka Miyamoto got Sakisama in the Modified Manjigatame but Saint-Michel stopped it with a Dropkick and Sakisama trapped her in the Versailles Foot Choke to win.

Hyper Misao heard a rumour that today was the first time Miu Watanabe was going to wrestle in a 3 Way Match. Both Misao and Pom Harajuku have a lot of experience wrestling in 3 Way Matches so they would be happy to guide her through one. Watanabe overpowered her opponents with power spots so they had to work two on one against her. Misao then rolled up Harajuku with a Jackknife for the three count.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “ADDITIONAL ATTACK” Results

June 17, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “ADDITIONAL ATTACK”, 17/06/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
474 Fans

1. Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Raku & Pom Harajuku defeated Suzume, Haruna Neko, Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo when Raku pinned Endo with the Doctor Yellow (12:05).
2. Shoko Nakajima defeated Kaya Toribami with the Unmanned Local Train Hold (7:47).
3. Yuki Kamifuku & Nao Kakuta defeated Miu Watanabe & Mahiro Kiryu when Kamifuku pinned Kiryu with the Famouser (11:11).
4. Mirai Maiumi defeated Yuki Arai with the Miramare (12:41).
5. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki defeated Rika Tatsumi & Hyper Misao when Sakazaki pinned Misao with the Magical Girl Niwatori Yaro (11:49).
6. International Princess Title: Hikari Noa (c) defeated Marika Kobashi with the Blizzard Suplex (11:13).
*V1 for Hikari Noa.
7. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel (c) defeated Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh by TKO when Sakisama used the Versailles Foot Choke on Yamashita (19:09).
*V2 for NEO Biishiki-gun.

Miyu Yamashita’s goal of becoming the first Double Princess Champion ends in failure. Even worse is now she may be the one who ends up helping Sakisama achieve it instead! It looked liked 121000000 had NEO Biishiki-gun figured out. Maki Itoh’s hard head took no damage from Mei Saint-Michel’s steel tray. She did some damage with it herself when she used it to amplify a Kokeshi Headbutt. Yamashita made it up to Sakisama’s level and she did the Attitude Adjustment but Saint-Michel broke the count, cut off Yamashita’s attack and hit the Tarte Tatin with her partner’s help. Sakisama took over and applied the Versailles Foot Choke, rendering Yamashita unconscious.

After the match, Saint-Michel said the rose of victory is beautiful today. She asked Sakisama if the result means she will take the Princess Of Princess Title home with her because the “pelican” Yamashita has been calling herself the strongest in the company and Sakisama just beat her. Itoh also asked Yamashita if she was going to do anything because the ace and champion of Tokyo Joshi Pro shouldn’t be the one losing. Sakisama told Itoh to shut up and said she isn’t interested in championships. However, Yamashita seems to care a lot about the Princess Title so taking it from her just to make her more upset is a very tempting idea. Yamashita accepted the challenge and the match is booked for 26th June at Ryogoku KFC Hall. Saint-Michel cheered on her master to win and Sakisama promised to dye the white belt into her colour of roses.

Hikari Noa survived a close call to mark her first International Princess Title defence. Marika Kobashi entered the match with a new outfit and a determination to win even if it meant taking the fight outside the ring. Her focus was on the Front Neck Lock and Standing Guillotine Leg Drop but Noa’s use of the Blizzard Suplex won out in the end. Backstage Noa called Kobashi and the Gal culture she loves strong. She isn’t going to visit Shibuya any time soon because of that. It’s scary stuff but beating the scary stuff means Noa has nothing to fear for what’s next. She still wants to do a proper death match for example and the championship doesn’t need to be involved if that is the hold up. Kobashi blamed the loss on the lack of Gals in the room supporting her with good vibes.

It is well known by now how much Rika Tatsumi likes Mizuki. According to Hyper Misao this was a problem she felt the need to fix. So she invented a piece of headgear for Tatsumi to wear called the Kimochi Ayatsu Rail Z. According to Tatsumi it converts her love for Mizuki into love for Misao. In reality it allowed Misao to make Tatsumi do whatever she wanted including attack Mizuki without hesitation. The Magical Sugar Rabbits got to remove the headgear and the match went on as normal and Yuka Sakazaki picked up the win. Misao held the remains of the headgear backstage and said the invention is 5 years of her life down the drain.

Yuki Arai had new entrance music for her first singles match. She got to hit Mirai Maiumi with the Finally Axe Kick but couldn’t pin her quick enough to win. She did get very close to win when she ducked a Lariat and used a Backslide Pin for a nearfall. Another attempt at the move was avoided and Maiumi smashed her with a Lariat. She then got the SKE48 star to submit to the Miramare. At least Arai got an MSS48 t-shirt out of it. Maiumi announced backstage that Arai and Yuki Kamifuku both passed their tests to join MSS48. Unfortunately Maiumi also announced that MSS48 was splitting up today.

Speaking of Kamifuku, she got the win for her team in Match #3. It was the first time she was teaming with Nao Kakuta in a regular tag match and also the first time they’ve been in the ring together since their IP Title bout back in April. Kamifuku recently learned to show respect to people like Kakuta for having longer wrestling careers than her. Miu Watanabe appreciated having a fresh team of opponents to fight. Mahiro Kiryu though was disappointed she couldn’t win today.

Also having her first singles match today was Kaya Toribami. The masked woman was put into a speedy battle against Shoko Nakajima. She hit her big move, a Twisting Senton off of the ropes the first time but found no target when she went to do it again. Nakajima caught her in a Butterfly Lock and transitioned over to the Unmanned Local Train Hold for the submission victory. Nakajima gave a little backstory in her post-match interview. She originally met Toribami two years ago where they trained together for something outside of wrestling. When Toribami showed interest in becoming a wrestler, Nakajima encouraged her to do it. Toribami said she felt nervous wrestling in Korakuen Hall but she was a little bit prepared because she already wrestled in Saitama Super Arena.

The opening match was a senpai team versus a kohai team with the veterans coming out on top. Raku got the pin on Arisu Endo with the Doctor Yellow. Nodoka Tenma was happy to see a good turnout for TJPW’s first Korakuen show held on a weeknight. She is also determined not to lose against the younger wrestlers. Yuki Aino tried cheering her sister up by reminding her she only turned “22” earlier this month. Suzume referred to her team as the 1998 class (Moka Miyamoto was born in 1999 but it’s close enough). Yuki Arai is also of similar age to the group so Suzume hopes the five of them can team together some day. Haruna Neko swore to get revenge on Pom Harajuku for targeting her paw during the match.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~” Results

June 12, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’21 ~THE BULLET~”, 12/06/2021
Kitazawa Town Hall
120 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Miu Watanabe defeated Moka Miyamoto with the Tear Drop (8:23).
2. Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao & Nodoka Tenma defeated Yuki Kamifuku, Mirai Maiumi & Mahiro Kiryu when Nakajima pinned Kiryu with the Northern Lights Suplex (12:06).
3. Rika Tatsumi defeated Pom Harajuku with a School Boy (9:38).
4. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki defeated Yuki Aino & Haruna Neko when Sakazaki pinned Neko with the Tea Time (12:45).
5. Marika Kobashi & Suzume defeated Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo when Kobashi submitted Endo with the Front Neck Lock (11:05).
6. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh defeated Nao Kakuta & Raku when Yamashita pinned Raku with the Attitude Adjustment (11:55).

The preparations are going well for 121000000. They won their warm up match today and Miyu Yamashita reminded Maki Itoh that she loves her. Itoh’s a bit confused over Yamashita’s way of showing her support lately but she gets it. Her response to Yamashita is she doesn’t hate her. Together they have no limits!

Marika Kobashi warns she is honing her Gal Power more for Korakuen Hall next week.

The Modified Brainbuster that Yuka Sakazaki uses (the one that kind of looks like a Northern Lights Bomb) is now called Tea Time.

Rika Tatsumi beat Pom Harajuku in a rematch from “TJPW PPV SHOW 4”. In the first match, Harajuku won because they fought under 2 Count Rules. She thought the same rules were used today because Tatsumi kept kicking out of pins at 1. So when Harajuku got a 2 Count pin she began celebrating, thinking she had won. Tatsumi then pinned her with a School Boy for the proper 3 Count.