Video – TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!” Digest Highlights

June 19, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!”, 13/06/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
82 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

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


Money In The Bag Participants, June’s Title Matches, Stand Proud In July

June 16, 2020

DDT “MONEY IN THE BAG ~TOSOCHU~”, 19/06/2020
Tokyo Chateau Amoeba Studio

1. Money In The Bag Match: HARASHIMA, Danshoku Dieno & Konosuke Takeshita Vs Atsushi Onita, Shinya Aoki, Yoshiko, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura, Akito, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai, Chris Brookes, Sanshiro Takagi, Makoto Oishi, Super Sasadango Machine, MAO, Mizuki Watase, Yukio Naya, Keigo Nakamura, Gota Ihashi, Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Maki Itoh, Yuki Kamifuku, Mina Shirakawa & Seigo Tachibana

This is not an accurate listing explaining what the Money In The Bag match is but I don’t know how else to write it. HARASHIMA, Danshoku Dieno & Konosuke Takeshita will be going through DDT’s version of a TV game show called Tosochu Run For Money. They will fight through multiple floors of the Chateau Amoeba Studio looking for a bag containing prize money. There are wrestlers located on every floor acting as hunters tasked with stopping the contestants. What I don’t know is if HARASHIMA, Dieno and Takeshita are teaming together, competing solo against each other or captaining their own teams. But if you’ve seen previous Street Wrestling shows held in corporate buildings then you know what to expect. Each floor will pretty much be a different match building up to the finale.

The guests showing up include Atsushi Onita, Shinya Aoki, Yoshiko (I hear she’s become big on TikTok) and Seigo Tachibana (still looking for a job).

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!”, 20/06/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

The card for Tokyo Joshi Pro’s return to Shin-Kiba 1st RING is being kept secret until the show takes place. Tokyo will be entering Step 3 in the roadmap to open up after COVID-19 which means they may be allowed to add an extra 42 seats on the day of the show. The current capacity limit in the venue is 100 fans.

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #7”, 20/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. Keigo Nakamura Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuki Ueno Vs Mad Paulie
3. DISASTER BOX Vs ALL OUT!: Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Ueno
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Admission Battle Royal: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Shinya Aoki Vs Antonio Honda Vs Shunma Katsumata Vs MAO Vs Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Naya
6. Jun Akiyama Vs Makoto Oishi
7. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai

Fans will be allowed in for this show.

DDT already have their big matches for the rest of June in place. The next episode of DDT TV SHOW sees #DAMNHEARTS put the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles on the line against Eruption. There is the added stipulation where if the champions win then Saki Akai will have to kneel down to El Lindaman, ask him how he got so big and then lick his boots.

It’s not just the youngsters who are interested in being coached by Jun Akiyama during his stay here. Makoto Oishi also wants to walk down the Royal Road. The only downside is he has to fight Akiyama when he originally wanted to team with him. It’s going to be more painful this way.

Chris Brookes has to make some unlikely short term alliances in order to fight DAMNATION for now.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAM TSURUMI VOL. 1”, 21/06/2020
Kanagawa Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market

1. Danshoku Dieno & Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda & Yukio Naya
2. I Will Win Today!: Mad Paulie Vs Hideki Okatani
3. I Will Win Today!: Makoto Oishi Vs Mizuki Watase
4. I Will Win Today!: MAO Vs Gota Ihashi
5. Eruption Vs ALL OUT!: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Akito & Yuki Iino
6. 3 Way Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Keigo Nakamura
7. Good Town Tsurumi Special 6-Man Tag Team Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Chris Brookes

The next day DDT goes over to the spacious indoor market in Tsurumi.

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #8”, 27/06/2020
Shinjuku FACE

1. DDT UNIVERSAL Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Chris Brookes
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo & Nobuhiro Shimatani

Then next week there is two more title matches. Yuki Ueno has become a thorn in Endo’s side recently and was seconds away from beating him in the trios main event a few days ago. However Endo defended the KO-D Openweight Title against him so it’s his turn to call the shots. Endo chose Nobuhiro Shimatani to team with him and take the KO-D Tag Team Titles away from Nautilus.

Sasaki’s attempt to ice the DDT UNIVERSAL Title backfired. He nominated Masahiro Takanashi as his next challenger knowing he is many months away from recovery. That way Sasaki wouldn’t have to defend the title any time soon. Takanashi eventually accepted but nominated his friend Brookes to wrestle in his place. This finally gets Brookes his singles rematch with the man who took the title from him.

Jun Akiyama will be on the show.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “STAND PROUD”, 04/07/2020
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) Vs Maki Itoh & Raku

Raku’s in-ring ability was progressing nicely before the lockdown. She added the Doctor Yellow to her arsenal and formed a winning team with Maki Itoh. They were supposed to get a Princess Tag Team Titles match against Daydream back in March but it got cancelled. Both teams agreed to do the match eventually but wanted it on an important show. The return to Ryogoku KFC Hall in July fits the bill.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!” Results

June 13, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “KOKO NI IRUZEE!”, 13/06/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
82 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yuna Manase defeated Sena Shiori with the Suzuki Dynamic (4:56).
2. Hyper Misao defeated Haruna Neko with the I Am A Hero (6:36).
3. 3 Way Match: Hikari Noa defeated Yuki Kamifuku and Mahiro Kiryu when Noa pinned Kiryu with the Uranage (6:10).
4. Maki Itoh & Raku defeated Shoko Nakajima & Pom Harajuku when Raku pinned Harajuku with the Doctor Yellow (8:05).
5. Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe defeated Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi when Tatsumi pinned Maiumi after the Daydream Eternity (11:35).
6. Miyu Yamashita, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Suzume when Yamashita pinned Suzume with the Attitude Adjustment (14:59).

The women of Tokyo Joshi Pro welcomed fans back to shows for the first time in almost four months. The audience was limited to 82 fans today but the wrestlers hope that gradually it will safely increase and the company can grow again. Miyu Yamashita was happy for the first show back to take place in Itabashi Green Hall because the venue has hosted the most TJPW shows. Nodoka Tenma described the show as both a restart and a reunion. Yuki Aino wants to protect it.

Daydream now have a double team finish. The Daydream Eternity is a Canadian Backbreaker from Miu Watanabe passed into the Dragon Twist Of Fate from Rika Tatsumi. After Daydream’s win, Maki Itoh & Raku approached them as a reminder for their next Princess Tag Team Titles match. Both teams agreed to have the match on the 4th July Ryogoku KFC Hall show. Tatsumi said Daydream is not going to end. “Daydream is not dead!”

Hyper Misao wrestled wearing cat ears and a cat nose to understand her opponent Haruna Neko better. She acted like a cat for most of the match but eventually snapped out of it and went back to normal. When she was human again she was able to beat Neko.


Video – DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 2” Digest Highlights

June 9, 2020

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 2”, 07/06/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio
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1. Super Sasadango Machine Remote Produce Match – Chop Up Challenge: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki, Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
3. DDT Extreme Title – Celebration! Release Outdoor Restriction Rules: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Yukio Naya
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Makoto Oishi
6. HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji Vs MAO & Asuka
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura (c) Vs T-Hawk & El Lindaman
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo


DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 2” Results

June 7, 2020

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 2”, 07/06/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio
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1. Super Sasadango Machine Remote Produce Match – Chop Up Challenge: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda ended in a Draw (72:45) (1,000 Chops Thrown).
2. Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki, Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima defeated Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino when Sakazaki pinned Aino with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (15:31).
3. DDT Extreme Title – Celebration! Release Outdoor Restriction Rules: Shinya Aoki (c) defeated Yukio Naya with a European Clutch (10:49).
*V3 for Shinya Aoki.
4. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai defeated Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh when Sakaguchi pinned Itoh with the PK (12:01).
5. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Makoto Oishi was a No Contest.
6. HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji defeated MAO & Asuka when HARASHIMA pinned Asuka with the Somato (17:24).
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura defeated T-Hawk & El Lindaman when Ueno pinned Lindaman with the WR (22:13).
*V4 for Nautilus.
8. KO-D Openweight Title: Tetsuya Endo defeated Masato Tanaka (c) with two Shooting Star Presses (26:19).
*Masato Tanaka fails in V5. Tetsuya Endo becomes the 75th KO-D Openweight Champion!

Tetsuya Endo’s path to reclaim the KO-D Openweight Title ends with success and maybe a few extra scars. Masato Tanaka put him through a table twice in their match, bringing back memories of their D-Ou Grand Prix final last December. The first table crash had Tanaka throw Endo through one from the turnbuckles. But the second happened when Endo used his knees to block the Diving Body Press. Damage to Endo’s leg prevented him from doing the Handspring Overhead Kick until late in the match. He could barely stand after kicking out of the Super Fly but Tanaka dared him into doing so. Tanaka hit the short range Sliding D after Endo missed the Shooting Star Press but Endo was close enough to grab the ropes for a pin break. Tanaka ran to the ropes for another Sliding D but Endo countered it with Testuya In The Sky. He hit a Package Canadian Destroyer for a two count then dragged Tanaka to the corner. Endo hit the Shooting Star Press not once but twice to get the three count and become the new KO-D Champion!

 

Tanaka grabbed the title belt from Yukinori Matsui after the match but it was just so he was the one to hand it to Endo. Tanaka left the ring when Endo called out to him. Endo promised to hold onto the title long enough for them to have a rematch at Saitama Super Arena! He looks forward to standing across the ring from him again. For now there is no No. 1 Contender set in place so Endo wants all potential challengers to know he is the one who beat Masato Tanaka when nobody else in DDT could. He then gathered DAMNATION together for a their first group pose in months. Together they are the symbol of strength in DDT and they have most of the championships to prove it. Not just DAMNATION but all of #DAMNHEARTS too!

The only miss on #DAMNHEARTS’s record this weekend was in the KO-D Tag Team Titles match. The challengers T-Hawk & El Lindaman failed to beat the champions Nautilus. At points the #STRONGHEARTS team ran circles over their opponents, cutting Yuki Ueno away from Naomi Yoshimura. But the tables turned when Ueno used a Hurricanrana to throw T-Hawk into Lindaman, knocking him off the top rope. Ueno gave Lindaman an Avalanche Uranage and then the Osaka Trad for a nearfall. Ueno then hit the Frog Splash but didn’t go for the pin. Instead he used a new finisher, a forward flipping DDT called the WR to win the match. Ueno said he was happy to have a title match like this today. They twice couldn’t win the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles from #DAMNHEARTS but today’s win shows how much progress Nautilus has made because of those matches. Maybe they’ll have another match and this time do it in OWE.

This wasn’t their original match for the show but HarashiMarufuji reunited for the first time in ages. MAO & Asuka proved to be a lot for them to handle. They hit Double Moonsaults out of the ring and Asuka threw both HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji around with German Suplexes. The momentum shifted when HARASHIMA blocked Asuka’s Moonsault with his knees. Marufuji got rid of MAO with the Tiger King knee strike then stunned Asuka with a Trace Kick. HARASHIMA then crushed Asuka with the Somato to win. After the match they offered handshakes but Asuka slapped Marufuji across the face before leaving the ring. HARASHIMA told Marufuji he isn’t satisfied by today’s match. He wants to team with him again and go against the pair they were originally meant to fight: CIMA & Soma Takao!

All throughout the week, Danshoku Dieno and Makoto Oishi tried to have their Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title match over at the Ochanomizu Dojo. However one setback after another prevented the match from happening. Either Dieno forgot to turn off his stove, the referee never turned up, Oishi was busy babysitting or both wrestlers forgot their gear and weren’t allowed wrestle in the nude. After so many cancellations today was finally the day. Dieno waited in the ring for his opponent but Oishi never appeared. A text message came saying Oishi had to mind his baby again but he promised he would still make it. Yukinori Matsui and Hisaya Imabayashi couldn’t wait and wanted to cancel the match because it was eating into their ABEMA broadcast time. Dieno begged them not to. All he needed was three minutes and Oishi will be here. Memories of Dieno and Oishi together filled the screen when suddenly Oishi appears at the entrance! He sprints down to the ring but tripped over the steps, knocking himself out. Matsui then called off the match as Dieno looked on stunned.

Eruption defeated the NEO Itoh Respect Army in the intergender tag match. Maki Itoh avoided getting into the ring with Yukio Sakaguchi unless she was certain she had the advantage. Chris Brookes tried to help out but was met with a short range God’s Right Knee. Saki Akai then got rid of him with the Quetzalcoatl. Itoh showed one last act of defiance by giving Sakaguchi the middle finger. She got a Penalty Kick for her troubles before getting pinned.

The DDT Extreme Title match had no countouts to celebrate the relaxation of Tokyo’s outdoor restrictions. Shinya Aoki and Yukio Naya fought around the hallways of Shinjuku FACE, dragging Keiko Nakamura along for the ride. At one point they all moved past Maki Itoh who was warming up for her singing entrance. Aoki, Naya and Nakamura ended up back in the ring with Nakamura getting most of the beating. Aoki countered Naya’s Back Drop into a European Clutch to score his third successful defence.

The Tokyo Joshi Pro offer match saw Yuka Sakazaki, Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima defeat Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino. The result was almost the opposite when Tenma & Aino gave Sakazaki the Bakuretsu Bulldog. Nakajima came in to even the numbers and with Sakazaki did a Double 619 to Aino. Yamashita knocked Aino silly with the Backspin Kick and Sakazaki got the three count right afterwards with the Magical Magical Girl Splash.

The longest match of the show by far was the opening contest between Antonio Honda and Toru Owashi. Before the match, Super Sasadango Machine sent a video message from Niigata announcing he would donate 100 yen to a medical workers charity for every Chop that happens in the match. Both Honda and Owashi promised to put their power and soul into their Chops for such a noble cause. They then spent the match lightly chopping and slapping each other’s chests while Shota kept count. The left the venue still chopping so the show moved on to Match #2. When that was over we saw Honda & Oishi chopping each other in the locker room. They decided to go get something to eat. After Match #4 they made it to Ebisuko Tavern but Ken Ohka refused to give them entry over social distancing guidelines. The Tavern is doing everything it can to run business safely so the last thing they want to do is let in two sweaty naked men slapping each other. Honda and Owashi agreed to get a take out meal but they also dragged Ohka along with them back to the venue. After Match #5 Honda and Owashi ate their take out meal in the locker room with a captive Ohka bound and gagged behind them. KUDO entered the room demanding money because nobody paid the 3,100 yen bill! KUDO agreed to chop Ohka 31 times instead, bringing the total number of Chops thrown to 1,000! Everyone agreed to end the match there resulting in 100,000 yen being donated to charity in Sasadango’s name.


News Comes As Restrictions Get Lifted

May 26, 2020

I hope everybody out there is feeling well and finding ways to cope with the sad news about Hana Kimura. Dylan from the Eastern Lariat podcast tweeted a magazine photo of the time when an 8 year old Kimura won the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title, which I think was her only connection to DDT. There would have been a working relationship between her and Sanshiro Takagi in WRESTLE-1 as well back when Takagi was part of its management.

There’s a quick story I want to tell. When I last went to Tokyo in 2016 I got to see a Sendai Girls show with a group of friends in Korakuen (the 8th April one). Kyoko Kimura was wrestling in the opener and Hana was there as her ringside attendant. This was only a few weeks after her pro debut and it was her only role on the show. I didn’t think anything of it at the time. The next day I spoke to an American expat and talked about the show. Before I even finished a sentence he cut me off and asked “Was Kyoko Kimura’s daughter there? She is going to be a star!”

DDT “DDT TV SHOW! #5”, 30/05/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

1. Jun Akiyama Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Danshoku Dieno (c) Vs Antonio Honda
3. DAMNATION VS ALL OUT!: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Iino
4. Yoshihiko & Akihiro Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Akito
5. #DAMNHEARTS Vs DISASTER BOX!: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura

Figures from past and present are returning as Japan opens up again. The #STRONGHEARTS pair of T-Hawk & El Lindaman rejoin Tetsuya Endo to protect him from losing before his big title match. Yuki Ueno has spent all of this time during the pandemic looking after the Dropkick Bar. He gets to wrestle again for the first time in almost two months.

The second battle doll Akihiro came back in Yoshihiko’s time of need to defeat ALL OUT. The feud isn’t over yet when revenge is on offer.

Third time’s the charm for Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda.

Two thirds of the next DDT UNIVERSAL Title match face off in tag action.

Hideki Okatani showed his stuff by fighting Seigo Tachibana to a time limit draw in the match that took place after the last episode ended. Jun Akiyama should have lots to teach him.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW PPV SHOW ~ZENRYOKU YELL~”, 31/05/2020
OPENREC.tv

1. Hikari Noa Vs Sena Shiori
2. Hyper Misao Vs Mahiro Kiryu
3. Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Shoko Nakajima & Suzume

The main event is confirmed to be The Magical Sugar Rabbits against Shoko Nakajima & Suzume.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “HIMITSU 2020”, 03/06/2020
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1. 4 Vs 4 Survival Tag Match: Keisuke Ishii, Yumehito Imanari, Shinichiro Tominaga & Kouki Iwasaki Vs Shuichiro Katsumura, Shota, Washi Sakurai & X

At last Ganbare☆Wrestling gets to have a go at an empty arena match. Here’s a neat concept for the match. We have two teams with 4 wrestlers each. When the match begins two wrestlers from each side are selected to wrestle a tag team match. When a wrestler is defeated by normal means they are replaced by a new teammate and the tag match continues. To win the match, a team must eliminate three of their opponents.

As you can see, one team has a mystery wrestler advertised. I’m surprised to see Ken Ohka or Moeka Haruhi aren’t involved. Haruhi being there would have meant all members of THE HALFEE were in the match on the same side. This is the only match of the show too.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 1”, 06/06/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

1. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura & Hideki Okatani
2. Keisuke Ishii & HARUKAZE Vs Hiroshi Yamato & Saori Anou
3. DDT Yuru-chara No. 1 Battle In Niigata: Super Sasadango Machine Vs Pokotan
4. DDT UNIVERSAL Title – Hardcore 3 Way Match: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Isami Kodaka Vs Shunma Katsumata

The new plan for “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” is to hold it under the DDT TV SHOW format across two days. It’s not the mega show it is going to be but under the current circumstances it keeps DDT chugging along as light appears at the end of the tunnel.

Daisuke Sasaki wanted his next title defence to be easy and violent. That is why he nominated Shunma Katsumata to be his next challenger. The twist is the sudden appearance of Isami Kodaka getting involved. Kodaka heard about DDT’s new UNIVERSAL Title and wanted to add it to his ever growing list of accomplishments.

I bet the DDT roster are happy to see Saori Anou again.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020 DAY 2”, 07/06/2020
DDT TV SHOW Studio

1. Tokyo Joshi Pro 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki, Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Chris Brookes & Maki Itoh
3. Super Sasadango Machine Remote Produce Match: Toru Owashi Vs Antonio Honda
4. DDT Extreme Title – Celebration! Release Restriction Rules: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Yukio Naya
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo

Endo is so close to his final goal. He tripped up once before but reclaimed the KO-D Challenger Sword and just has to avoid a direct defeat one more time. Once he does that, Masato Tanaka will be there waiting for him with the KO-D Openweight Title held tightly in his grip.

The state of emergency in Tokyo has been lifted and the restrictions across Japan are easing off. Shinya Aoki will use the uplifting news as inspiration for his next DDT Extreme Title defence. Yukio Naya is stepping up as the challenger.

This show is taking place on Nodoka Tenma’s birthday! She is happy to spend the day fighting against the three strongest wrestlers in Tokyo Joshi Pro. Her team with Yuki Aino & Rika Tatsumi is called Bakuretsu Dragon.

BASARA “BASARA 129 ~BANQUET~”, 14/07/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga (c) Vs Gouma Ryu & Ryuji Ito
2. Union MAX Title: Fuminori Abe (c) Vs Isami Kodaka

BASARA are playing it safe and have cancelled their last remaining show in June. Instead their first show back will be in July at Shin-Kiba 1st RING. Normally this is the Banquet all you can drink show but that system will be suspended and the seating rearranged to accommodate social distancing. For now they are numbering the show #129. The last BASARA show that took place was #126 (I’m amazed I’ve been able to keep track of the chapter numbers for so long). If that sticks then it means #127 & #128 are forever lost to the cancellations.

The two title matches that were originally going to take place in April are now finally going to happen in July. Fuminori Abe must be chomping at the bit to prove his worth as Union MAX Champion by now.


Video – “10 VS 10 – RED AND WHITE WINNING MATCH” Digest Highlights

April 7, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GENGHIS KHAN KIRISHIMA PRESENTS 10 VS 10 – RED AND WHITE WINNING MATCH”, 03/04/2020
Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo
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1. Suzume Vs Hikari Noa
2. Maki Itoh Vs Haruna Neko
3. Maki Itoh Vs Yuki Aino
4. Sena Shiori Vs Miyu Yamashita
5. Mahiro Kiryu Vs Miyu Yamashita
6. Hyper Misao Vs Miyu Yamashita
7. Hyper Misao Vs Miu Watanabe
8. Raku Vs Miu Watanabe
9. Shoko Nakajima Vs Mina Shirakawa
10. Shoko Nakajima Vs Mirai Maiumi
11. Shoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GENGHIS KHAN KIRISHIMA PRESENTS 10 VS 10 – RED AND WHITE WINNING MATCH” Results

April 3, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GENGHIS KHAN KIRISHIMA PRESENTS 10 VS 10 – RED AND WHITE WINNING MATCH”, 03/04/2020
Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo
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1. 10 Vs 10 Gauntlet Match – 2 Count Rules: Team White (Rika Tatsumi, Miyu Yamashita, Mizuki, Miu Watanabe, Yuki Aino, Hikari Noa, Yuki Kamifuku, Mina Shirakawa, Haruna Neko & Mirai Maiumi) defeated Team Red (Shoko Nakajima, Maki Itoh, Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma, Hyper Misao, Raku, Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu, Suzume & Sena Shiori).
1a. Mizuki defeated Nodoka Tenma with a Rolling Cradle (3:17).
1b. Yuna Manase defeated Mizuki with a Crushed Casadora (2:10).
1c. Yuki Kamifuku defeated Yuna Manase with an Inside Cradle (3:00).
1d. Pom Harajuku defeated Yuki Kamifuku with a School Boy (3:09).
1e. Hikari Noa defeated Pom Harajuku with the Uranage (2:02)
1f. Suzume Vs Hikari Noa ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
1g. Maki Itoh defeated Haruna Neko with a Crab Hold (4:28).
1h. Maki Itoh Vs Yuki Aino ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
1i. Miyu Yamashita defeated Sena Shiori with a Low Kick (2:42).
1j. Miyu Yamashita defeated Mahiro Kiryu with a High Kick (1:46).
1k. Hyper Misao defeated Miyu Yamashita with a School Boy (3:58).
1l. Miu Watanabe defeated Hyper Misao with the Tear Drop (3:26).
1m. Raku Vs Miu Watanabe ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
1n. Shoko Nakajima defeated Mina Shirakawa with a Cradle (2:57).
1o. Shoko Nakajima defeated Mirai Maiumi with a Hurricanrana (3:41).
1p. Rika Tatsumi defeated Shoko Nakajima with the Missile Hip (3:42).

Each bout in the Gauntlet match had a 5 minute time limit with 2 Count Pins needed to win. Time limit draws eliminated both wrestlers. It went down to the team captains so no Hunter’s Chance match was needed. Rika Tatsumi defeated Shoko Nakajima in the final match to win the Genghis Khan Kirishima prize for her team. Another fight broke out among the girls when Tatsumi received the prize and she tried to give it to Mizuki. The chaos stopped when Miyu Yamashita made everyone dance to end the show.

Yuka Sakazaki was taken off the show because she had a mild fever on the day of the show. She did recover in time to compete but was stayed at home as a safety precaution. The competition became an even 10 Vs 10 series instead of the planned 11 Vs 10 handicap.


10 Vs 11 Team Challenge, Time Stands Still For Oishi, Hello And Goodbye Heatley

April 1, 2020

First off, the following shows in April have been cancelled.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 18/04/2020
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TAISHO~”, 18/04/2020
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 19/04/2020
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2020 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TONKOTSU~”, 19/04/2020
Fukuoka Nishitetsu Hall

This would have been the weekend where Yuni has his Kid Graduation match, Daisuke Sasaki Vs Antonio Honda for the DDT UNIVERSAL Title takes place and Chris Brookes would experience Maku Donaruto. Both DDT and Tokyo Joshi Pro will hold empty arena events on 19th April to replace these shows so there’s a chance at least some of these matches will still take place.

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TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GENGHIS KHAN KIRISHIMA PRESENTS 10 VS 11 – RED AND WHITE GAME”, 03/04/2020
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1. Team Red Vs Team White

The next Tokyo Joshi empty arena show is taking place this Friday at a private location. The Genghis Khan Kirishima restaurant is once again sponsoring a competition for the roster to take part in. This time it is a 10 Vs 11 team challenge. Shoko Nakajima (Team Red) and Rika Tatsumi (Team White) will both captain a team and pick their roster one hour before the show takes place. One of them gets an extra pick due to the odd numbers available. The team draft will be shown on Tokyo Joshi’s Youtube page. The winning team gets a gift voucher for Genghis Khan Kirishima.

The wrestlers competing are Nakajima, Tatsumi, Yuka Sakazaki, Miu Watanabe, Miyu Yamashita, Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Aino, Pom Harajuku, Mahiro Kiryu, Haruna Neko, Mirai Maiumi, Suzume, Sena Shiori, Maki Itoh, Yuna Manase, Mizuki, Yuki Kamifuku, Hikari Noa, Raku and Mina Shirakawa.

Every match on the show has a 5 minute time limit and can be won via 2 count pinfalls. Their will be no overtime so matches reaching the time limit will be declared a draw. If the score is tied going into the final match then the final will have no time limit. If a team wins enough matches to be declared the winners before the final match, then a Hunter’s Chance Match will be held between the remaining wrestlers.

DDT “DDT UNIVERSE LIVE! APRIL FOOL 2020”, 04/04/2020
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Jordan Heatley Debut & Goodbye Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Jordan Heatley
2. Saki Akai “Okibariyasu” 7 Match Series – 5th Match: Syuri Vs Saki Akai
3. MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Chris Brookes & Danshoku Dieno
4. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Tetsuya Endo, T-Hawk & El Lindaman (c) Vs HARASHIMA, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
5. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Makoto Oishi

Makoto Oishi is annoyed that the rules for his DDT Extreme Title match have not been decided yet. He found out Shinya Aoki made a joke during an interview that their match should be a staring contest with both participants standing still. It could last as long as 31 minutes! Oishi tested out the idea with Keigo Nakamura but couldn’t last 60 seconds.

Saki Akai hopes to cheer everyone up with her match against Syuri. She sees Syuri as a complete package with amazing strikes, amazing Sleeper Hold techniques, and she’s even amazing performing or dancing on a stage. The one thing Akai has over her opponent is height and long legs. Everything between the two was on friendly terms until Akai heard Syuri called her Osaka accent cute. Akai is from Kyoto and takes great offence to being called an Osaka girl.

Unfortunately Jordan Heatley’s DDT debut will also be his DDT goodbye. He will be returning to Australia for family reasons on 9th April and all of his planned matches were on shows that have since been cancelled. So his match with Konosuke Takeshita will be his only proper one in Japan before he heads home. This is still a dream debut for him because his favorite wrestler is El Generico and Takeshita’s debut was against Generico. Heatley hoped he would have had a match with Hideki Okatani because they became best friends while training for their debuts. Nakamura got a bit upset because he thought Heatley was talking about him.


Video – TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~” Digest Highlights

March 25, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “SPRING TOUR ’20 ~HEART & BODY~”, 21/03/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
210 Fans – No Vacancy

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