All Men Are Equal Death Match, DDT Upgrades The Undercard

September 9, 2021

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~ ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE DAY TIME”, 10/09/2021
Kitazawa Town Hall

MUSCLE “HIRAGANA MUSCLE 5 TOKYO PERFORMANCE ~NO MORE SPECIAL MOVES ANYMORE~ ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE NIGHT TIME”, 10/09/2021
Kitazawa Town Hall

The Hiragana Muscle show that was held in Korakuen Hall last week is having two repeat performances at Kitazawa Town Hall tomorrow. The shows should be a largely identical story to the first one. Any differences will come from audience participation and the fan voting sections.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LIVE WITH YOUR TIME”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Yuka Sakazaki Vs Kaya Toribami
2. Maki Itoh Vs Nodoka Tenma
3. Mizuki & Moka Miyamoto Vs Hyper Misao & Yuki Kamifuku
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Nao Kakuta & Haruna Neko
5. Hikari Noa & Pom Harajuku Vs Raku & Suzume
6. Shoko Nakajima & Arisu Endo Vs Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai
7. Miyu Yamashita Vs Yuki Aino

Two last minute changes. Rika Tatsumi has pulled out of the show due to family circumstances. She tweeted she will be taking a break from shows and social media for a while.

Marika Kobashi misses the show with a rib injury.

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

1. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Chris Brookes, Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku
2. 3 Way Match: Yuki Ueno Vs Akito Vs Yukio Naya
3. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Hideki Okatani & Azul Dragon Vs HARASHIMA, Naomi Yoshimura, MAO & Yuto Aijima
4. Special 6-Man Tag Team Match ~ DRAMATIC WARS: Yoshihiko, Mecha Mummy & Pokotan Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Antonio Honda
5. Special Single Match ~ DDT Vs Ganbare☆Joshi Pro Wrestling: Saki Akai Vs Yuna Manase
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino
7. DDT Extreme Title – All Men Are Equal! Kazuki Hirata Death Match: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata

Normally it is the DDT Extreme Champion who chooses the match stipulation for title defences. However Shinya Aoki allowed Kazuki Hirata to pick the match gimmick this time. They agreed to an “All Men Are Equal!” match. Hirata explained that Aoki’s fighting power is 530,000 while his own power is just 20 (he promises to level up to 25 in time for the match). To make it a fair fight Aoki has to fight at Hirata’s level and only use moves that Hirata would do. For example, Aoki is not allowed to use a Cobra Clutch because Hirata never used that move himself. The match will be stopped if Aoki doesn’t fight like Hirata. Two referees, Hisaya Imabayashi and another person will be at ringside to judge what Aoki can and cannot do. This also means Aoki must learn to dance like Hirata because that is inevitable.

Shunma Katsumata is getting annoyed by the behavior of Pheromones. His button was pushed even more when he signed the contract for the match and noticed a funny smell coming from the pen. He found out the pen was in Yuki Iino’s mouth and covered in his drool. Konosuke Takeshita isn’t bothered by the mind games because as the champion of DDT he is prepared for everything his opponents will throw at him. Katsumata doesn’t have that patience and tried to attack Pheromones. Danshoku Dieno stopped him in his tracks with the Lip Lock.

Yuna Manase is as fired up as she’s ever been to promote her match against Saki Akai. It makes her angry that Akai hasn’t been putting in the same amount of effort and will make it all the sweeter if she beats her. Akai is surprised to see Manase act like this. She always assumed she was the older sister type. Instead Akai thinks she is trying to hide how smaller and weaker she actually is.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SAPPORO DAY 1”, 22/09/2021
Hokkaido Sapporo ii-one Stadium

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Antonio Honda & Yusuke Okada
2. Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito, Kazuki Hirata & MAO
3. Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Tomoya & Yuya Koroku
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino Vs Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura
5. Sapporo Specialty Special Single Match: Jun Akiyama Vs Noriyuki Yoshida
6. The 37KAMIINA Vs DISASTER BOX!: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & Yuki Ueno Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura

The experience of survival breathes new life into The 37KAMIINA and DISASTER BOX. Where do they go from here?

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN SAPPORO DAY 2”, 23/09/2021
Hokkaido Sapporo ii-one Stadium

1. Sanshiro Takagi & Tomoya Vs Antonio Honda & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Saki Akai
3. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Keigo Nakamura
4. Yuji Hino Vs Hideki Okatani
5. Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Noriyuki Yoshida Vs HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
6. Sapporo Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Chris Brookes & Akito

Jun Akiyama goes from fighting Noriyuki Yoshida on Day 1 to teaming with him on Day 2.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021”, 26/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuya Koroku
0. Under Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Yumiko Hotta Vs Shinya Aoki & Mizuki Watase
1. Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Pheromones X Vs Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani
2. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno, MAO & Keigo Nakamura Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Akito, Yukio Naya & X
3. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
4. Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiko Vs HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata
5. DAMNATION Dissolution Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

Seven members of DAMNATION gather together for the unit’s final match. Shuji Ishikawa unfortunately will not get his wish to sing karaoke with DAMNATION at the Tokyo Dome. However Hiroshi Yamato is missing from the lineup too but I don’t know what his schedule is.

DDT wants to put more effort into the early matches of their shows to make up for the shorter run times enforced by the pandemic. Putting together the undercard under these conditions is a problem Sanshiro Takagi is trying to figure out. The restrictions prevent DDT from filling venues with fans so DDT have decided to stream the first three matches (the two pre-show matches and Match #1) live on their Youtube channel for those who cannot attend shows.

Normally the early matches are for the young wrestlers but Takagi wants to get creative. So he’s putting Yumiko Hotta and Shinya Aoki on opposite teams. Both of them fought in RIZIN and Takagi wants to see how they would fare against each other for that reason. This is also surprising because Hotta was publicly upset over Natsumi Maki leaving Actwres girl’Z for Tokyo Joshi Pro at the end of 2018. If she held any grudge with DDT over that then it looks like it is all water under the bridge now.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 SUMMER ~STEP AND A STEP~” Results

September 4, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 SUMMER ~STEP AND A STEP~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
110 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Hikari Noa defeated Kaya Toribami with the Blizzard Suplex (8:06).
2. 3 Way Match: Yuki Kamifuku defeated Miu Watanabe and Arisu Endo when Kamifuku pinned Endo with a Crucifix Pin (7:17).
3. Shoko Nakajima, Raku & Moka Miyamoto defeated Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Haruna Neko when Nakajima pinned Neko with an Inverted Hurricanrana (13:29).
4. Hyper Misao, Nao Kakuta & Nodoka Tenma defeated Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Pom Harajuku when Tenma pinned Harajuku with the Backflip (12:16).
5. Yuki Aino & Marika Kobashi defeated Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh when Aino pinned Yamashita with the UBV (Infinite Love And Flame) (14:11).

The main event did not go the way 121000000 expected. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh had no trouble working together but they ended up losing. Yamashita was about to give Yuki Aino the Attitude Adjustment when Marika Kobashi kicked out her leg. Kobashi then got rid of Itoh to give Aino the shot at victory. Aino avoided the Skull Kick and surprised everyone by pinning Yamashita with the UBV!

Itoh couldn’t believe it. She’s done so much to catch up to Yamashita only to see her lose before their big title match? Itoh wants to beat Yamashita at her best but now it’s being ruined by this weaker version that showed up today. Itoh left the ring crying and Yamashita followed feeling shame. Backstage Yamashita said she wants a singles match against Aino to put things right. Meanwhile back in the ring Arai said the important thing to take from today’s man even is she and Kobashi won! Kobashi agreed and told the fans there is more to Tokyo Joshi Pro than just Yamashita and Itoh. Those two are the only people featured on the “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” poster but Aino & Kobashi wants the fans to come see the show for everyone else too.

Mirai Maiumi had her final match in TJPW. She wore a custom T-shirt with the message “I’m Not Saying Goodbye! Thank You All!! No Stereotype!” written on it along with today’s date. After the match Maiumi got to shake hands with the other wrestlers. She hugged Suzume and got a pat on the head from Shoko Nakajima. Backstage Maiumi said this isn’t goodbye because her story as a pro wrestler will continue. She is grateful to everyone who supported her so far. She also got said something private to Suzume. She’ll leave it up to the fans to imagine what she told her.

Rika Tatsumi was absent from the show due to illness. Her tag match was turned into a 3 Way Match with the remaining participants.


Video – Tatsumi/Suzume Vs Yamashita/Miyamoto From “THAT’S J-PW”

September 2, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THAT’S J-PW #7”, 03/05/2021
WRESTLE UNIVERSE
0 Fans

Rika Tatsumi & Suzume Vs Miyu Yamashita & Moka Miyamoto


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW UNIVERSE MEMBER BOX OFFICE – PURE TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 5” Results

August 28, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW UNIVERSE MEMBER BOX OFFICE – PURE TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 5”, 28/08/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
110 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Miyu Yamashita, Hikari Noa, Miu Watanabe & Raku defeated Suzume, Haruna Neko, Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo when Yamashita pinned Endo with the Attitude Adjustment (10:17).
2. Maki Itoh & Yuki Kamifuku defeated Mirai Maiumi & Kaya Toribami when Itoh submitted Toribami with a Crab Hold (11:09).
3. The Return Of Ultra Shoko & Hyper Misao defeated Warui Tenma & Aku no Yuki when Shoko pinned Yuki with the Ultra 619 (10:22).
4. Athletic Meet Match: Yuka Sakazaki (40) defeated Nao Kakuta (9).
4a. Obstacle Race: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Nao Kakuta.
*Yuka Sakazaki 10 – 0 Nao Kakuta.
4b. Three-Legged Race: Nao Kakuta (w/ Moka Miyamoto) defeated Yuka Sakazaki (w/ Suzume).
*Yuka Sakazaki 10 – 9 Nao Kakuta.
4c. Horse Fight: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Nao Kakuta.
*Yuka Sakazaki 40 – 9 Nao Kakuta.
5. Costume Change Match: Mizuki & Rika Tatsumi defeated Marika Kobashi & Pom Harajuku when Mizuki pinned Harajuku with the Cutie Special (10:07).

The return of Toyko Joshi Pro’s fan club show featured a lot of unusual matches. The main event had all the wrestlers wearing different costumes from the TJPW roster. They were randomly chosen at the start of the show by picking mystery bags left in the ring. Mizuki wore Yuka Sakazaki’s gear, Rika Tatsumi was dressed as Nodoka Tenma, Marika Kobashi got Shoko Nakajima’s costume and to finish it off Pom Harajuku appeared as Miyu Yamashita. Everyone tried to copy the wrestlers they were dressed as.

Instead of having a wrestling match Yuka Sakazaki and Nao Kakuta took part in an Athletic Meet. They faced each other in three games. The first was an obstacle course where they had to spin around in circles, bite a piece of bread hanging over their heads, search for a piece of candy hidden in a plate of powder using only their mouths and then run a lap around the ring. Sakazaki won that race and earned 10 points. The 2nd game was a Three-legged Race with Sakazaki teaming with Suzume and Kakuta teaming with Moka Miyamoto. They all had to race out of the venue to the nearby shop, buy something Daisuke Kiso would like for less than 500 yen and make it back to the venue first. Bonus points were given based on how much Kiso liked his gift. Kakuta & Miyamoto won the race and bought a can of beer for Kiso (Sakazaki & Suzume got protein milk). Kakuta was given 9 points out of 10. She was deducted one point because the beer wasn’t Kiso’s favourite flavour. The final game worth 30 points was a Horse Fight. One team lifted Sakazaki onto their shoulders and another lifted up Kakuta. They had to fight in the air and grab their opponent’s hat from their head to win. Sakazaki got to grab Kakuta’s hat first, winning both the round and the entire match.

On the morning of the show, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino had an accident where they fell and hit their heads. The result was both of them had personality changes and turned into a bunch of delinquents! They trapped Daisuke Kiso in the corner with tape and threatened him with a knife! Hyper Misao couldn’t fight them off by herself so she called for another superhero to help her. It was The Return Of Ultra Shoko to the rescue! Together they defeated The Bakuretsu Sisters and turned them back to normal. But it wasn’t entirely a heroic situation. Tenma held Kiso hostage again but Shoko decided to ignore it. She told the “middle aged man” Kiso to die for justice so she could hit the Ultra 619 on Aino and win the match. Sacrificing captives isn’t the right thing for superheroes to do but it got results so what do I know?

Maki Itoh & Yuki Kamifuku both sang “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” for their entrance. After they defeated Mirai Maiumi & Kaya Toribami, Itoh said she is going to win the Princess Of Princess Title at Ota Ward Gymnasium.

Miyu Yamashita wore her old costume to fit in with The Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) more. She was the “Hot Pink” member of the group today. Together they sang “Upper Kick” to open the show. When it was time to wrestle, the other members had to remind Yamashita she is an idol and couldn’t act aggressive. She got back into character and was still able to win the match for her team.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL” Results

August 15, 2021

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

1. Miyu Yamashita defeated Moka Miyamoto with the Attitude Adjustment (6:27).
2. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino defeated Hyper Misao & Kaya Toribami when Aino pinned Toribami with the Venus DDT (12:22).
3. Miu Watanabe, Mirai Maiumi & Suzume defeated Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko when Watanabe pinned Neko with the Tear Drop (13:31).
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel defeated Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo when Saint-Michel submitted Endo with the Saint-Michel (11:02).
5. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Nao Kakuta & Pom Harajuku defeated Aja Kong, Rika Tatsumi, Marika Kobashi & Raku when Mizuki pinned Raku with the Cutie Special (15:39).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: Maki Itoh defeated Shoko Nakajima with the Itoh Deluxe (23:21).

Maki Itoh lived up to her promise to prove happy endings can exist! She went off to a slow start against Shoko Nakajima but took things up a level with a Draping DDT on the ring apron. Nakajima took a beating outside the ring but got the higher ground and hit a Topé Suicida onto Itoh into the security fence. The two of them scrambled to lock in their signature submission holds back in the ring. Nakajima got the upper hand but the damage to her waist prevented her from holding the bridge when she pulled off the Northern Lights Suplex, just like what happened to Mizuki yesterday. Itoh dodged the Diving Senton and hit a Jumping DDT to even the odds again. Nakajima did the Northern Lights Suplex again but even with the bridge this time Itoh was able to kick out. She stuck out her middle finger and blocked the 619. Itoh held on and dragged Nakajima into the centre of the ring to apply the Itoh Deluxe. Nakajima had no choice but to give up, resulting in Itoh winning the Tokyo Princess Cup!

Itoh held onto her injured face until she was given the trophy, which she hugged. She told everyone this has been a long time coming. It may seem like she’s successful at everything but she’s been through a lot. She got fired as an idol, got a facelift that didn’t change anything, built up a lot of debt and even had her face broken during the tournament. This may not have been a happy ending for Nakajima or Mizuki but Itoh wants them to know there is no such thing as a bad ending. For them it’s only the middle of their stories that will head towards their own happy endings!

Itoh then invited Miyu Yamashita into the ring. She originally didn’t like her but when they wrestled each other here in Korakuen Hall on 4th January, it changed her pro wrestling life. Now Itoh is crazy about Yamashita and is glad to have met her! Yamashita congratulated Itoh and then challenged her to a Princess Of Princess Title match at “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” on 9th October! She only had one thing to ask Itoh. Is she ready to fight for the championship? Yamashita is because they team together as 121000000 and also had many singles matches against each other. She is also the best in the world to ever be Princess Champion. Itoh said she now has her happy ending and is ready to start the next chapter of Itoh Vs Yamashita at Ota Ward Gymnasium!

For the first time since their AEW debuts, Yuka Sakazaki and Aja Kong got to wrestle each other again. Kong was put off by the antics of the opposing team but even she couldn’t contend with Pom Harajuku’s Sneak Kicks. Kong finally got her hands on her but the rest of the team made her join in the Good Night Express. Rika Tatsumi then tried to Body Slam Kong onto Harajuku but couldn’t lift her so Kong slammed her instead. The Magical Sugar Rabbits put a stop to Kong with Toy Story (the Double Diving Cross Bodies off the same turnbuckles). Marika Kobashi got involved until Nao Kakuta put her down with a DDT, Tatsumi hit Kakuta with the Hip Attack and then gave Harajuku the Twist Of Fate. Mizuki got Tatsumi with a Missile Dropkick but then Kong came back and held Mizuki in place for Raku’s Double Brain Chop. Mizuki kicked out and avoided the Doctor Yellow. She then caught Raku in the Cutie Special to nab the three count. Everyone on the winning team apologized to Harajuku for not saving her from getting squashed by Kong. Meanwhile Kong praised her team for having good teamwork. Even 35 years into her career she is learning new things and enjoying new places like Tokyo Joshi Pro.

NEO Bishiiki-gun spent their time on the show bullying Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo. It wasn’t a fair fight either because they used distractions to attack Noa with Sakisama’s rose and Mei Saint-Michel’s tray. Noa fought back and was able to get the tag to Endo but Sakisama still drilled her with a Big Boot. NEO Bishiiki-gun continued strong and got rid of Noa with the Tarte Tatin before Saint-Michel submitted Endo with her self-named submission hold.

The first trios match of the show saw Miu Watanabe give Haruna Neko the Giant Swing. Mahiro Kiryu lifted Suzume up for a Spinebuster but held her so Yuki Kamifuku could hit a Big Boot before the drop. Mirai Maiumi got rid of them with a Double Lariat so Watanabe could pin Neko with the Tear Drop.

Hyper Misao wanted Kaya Toribami to watch and learn how to cheat in matches and get away with it. The rookie didn’t quite get what to do. When Misao told her to use the cold spray, Toribami thought she meant to spray herself for recovery reasons rather than spray the opponent to blind them. The Bakuretsu Sisters got past their opponents. Nodoka Tenma rendered Misao useless with a Back Flip and Yuki Aino pinned Toribami with the Venus DDT.

Yamashita’s solo work today was dealing with Moka Miyamoto in the opener. The rookie avoided the Attitude Adjustment, struck Yamashita in the stomach with a Straight Fist Thrust and applied the Rashomon hold. Yamashita used kicks to break out of the hold, hit a Right High Kick and then got the victory with the Attitude Adjustment.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP” Results

August 14, 2021

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

1. Nao Kakuta & Kaya Toribami defeated Yuki Aino & Mahiro Kiryu when Kakuta pinned Kiryu with the Shiden Kai (10:03).
2. Suzume & Arisu Endo defeated Mirai Maiumi & Moka Miyamoto when Suzume pinned Miyamoto with the Ring A Bell (13:21).
3. Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Kamifuku defeated Aja Kong, Raku & Haruna Neko when Kamifuku pinned Neko with the Famouser (11:42).
4. Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Sakisama, Mei Saint-Michel & Yukio Saint Laurent defeated Rika Tatsumi, Pom Harajuku & Antonio Honda when Sakisama submitted Harajuku with the Versailles Foot Choke (14:21).
5. Yuka Sakazaki AEW Triumphant Return Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Hikari Noa defeated Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi when Sakazaki pinned Kobashi with the Magical Merry-Go-Round (11:56).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima defeated Miu Watanabe with the Locomotion Northern Lights Suplex (12:27).
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Maki Itoh submitted Mizuki with the Itoh Deluxe (18:39).

The entire tournament was building up to this match. The fated rematch between the original Itoh Respect Army. On the one side was Mizuki chasing after the Tokyo Princess Cup three-peat. On the other side was Maki Itoh, still recovering from a fractured cheekbone but wanted this match more than any other. She targeted Mizuki’s waist, damaging it enough to make the Itoh Punish even more painful. Mizuki was able to free herself with a rope break but struggled to get the strength to stand back up. The damage dealt proved cost worthy because Mizuki also couldn’t hold the bridge when she did the Cutie Special, allowing Itoh enough recovery time to kick out of the regular cover. Itoh blocked another Cutie Special and knocked Mizuki down with a Headbutt. Looking up to the sky, Itoh applied the Itoh Punish once more and made Mizuki submit!

The two shook each other’s hands after the match while Miyu Yamashita and Yuka Sakazaki looked on. As Mizuki was leaving, Itoh called to her saying she has become stronger thanks to her. Her tearful expression immediately turned into a happy one once Mizuki was gone. She wondered how many fans think she is all talk and no results? Even she thinks this is too much of a happy ending than she is used to. But she is certain she will win the final tomorrow and prove that happy endings do exist!

Meeting Itoh in the final is perhaps the woman with the strongest attachment to the Princess Cup. For the fifth time Shoko Nakajima makes it to the final! Miu Watanabe caught her in a Bearhug and turned it into the Blooming Giant Swing that she started using during the tournament. She also blocked the 619 with a Baseball Bat Swing. Things looked bad for Nakajima until she countered the Tear Drop into a Hurricanrana. She gave Watanabe the Northern Lights Suplex then rolled over to hit another one to get the win. Nakajima said she will win the final tomorrow because her current form is the strongest Shoko Nakajima in the history of Shoko Nakajima!

Sakazaki returns from AEW and wasted no time stepping in the ring with Yamashita again. Some teamwork with Hikari Noa put Yamashita in danger until Marika Kobashi got a blind tag. Yamashita gave Noa a German Suplex and Kobashi joined in with a Jackknife for a combo pin attempt. Sakazaki broke the pin using the Magical Girl Splash. Sakazaki then powered out of the Front Neck Lock and pinned Kobashi with the Magical Merry-Go-Round for the victory. Backstage Sakazaki said something she learned from her AEW tour was how to adapt during a match without losing her rhythm, like wrestling through commercial breaks for example.

NEO Bishiiki-gun are back to full strength thanks to the aid of the unit’s doctor Yukio Saint Laurent. Meanwhile Antonio Honda didn’t know what he was getting into. At one point he suddenly told everyone to stop the match. He was feeling pain but not from the wrestling moves. The pain was in his appendix. Saint Laurent examined him with a stethoscope but is was a trap and Honda yelled into it. Honda later faked a knee injury to set up Gongitsune but Mei Saint-Michel deflected it with her tray and Pom Harajuku got hit with it instead. Saint Laurent then injected his medicine into Honda but all it did was make him feel good. Both teams got into dueling Knuckle Punches with Honda’s team ending it with Bionic Elbows. Rika Tatsumi gave Sakisama the Twist Of Fate and Harajuku followed up with the Pom Do Justice for a nearfall. Sakisama recovered and suddenly put Harajuku in the Versailles Foot Choke to win in the end. After the match Saint-Michel said she would like to team up with NEO Bishiiki-gun’s other maid, Martha.

The visitor Aja Kong was given a warm welcome by the Tokyo Joshi Pro Aja Kong fan club! All the other wrestlers in the match had faceguards covered in Kong’s facepaint designs. Hyper Misao gave Kong a custom steel can and her very own superhero cloak that serves as proof she is a hero to so many people. Everyone then stood together for the group photo until Misao sprayed Kong in the face, revealing it was a trap all along! Misao then found out Kong was too heavy to lift and she now had to fight an angry Aja Kong. The fun and games were over but not for long. Kong’s mood improved and she joined in the Good Night Express with Raku & Haruna Neko. She climbed the ropes until she was stopped by Nodoka Tenma hitting her in the backside. Misao & Tenma tried to knock Kong down and needed Yuki Kamifuku to help pull it of. Kong was finally stopped with more spray from Misao. In the end, Kamifuku won it for her team by beating Neko. Each member of the winning team had their own descriptions of Kong. Kamifuku said Kong’s skin is as thick as an elephant she saw at a zoo. Tenma said Kong is like a big stuffed gorilla toy she had when she was a baby. Misao said Kong is like a turnip that cannot be pulled out of the ground.

Suzume wrestled in a new costume that looks more bee-like than the previous. She made a good day even better by getting the three count on Moka Miyamoto while Arisu Endo got rid of Mirai Maiumi.

The opening match saw Kaya Toribami hit Yuki Aino with a Rolling Sole Butt only for Aino to fire back with the Side Suplex. With the two of them cancelling each other out, Nao Kakuta was able to beat Mahiro Kiryu with the Shiden Kai.


Arai Pulled From This Weekend’s Shows, Kong Pulling Double Duty, Dorago And Haka

August 11, 2021

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. Yuki Aino & Mahiro Kiryu Vs Nao Kakuta & Kaya Toribami
3. Aja Kong, Raku & Haruna Neko Vs Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Kamifuku
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

Yuki Arai has been pulled from this weekend’s shows after coming into close contact with a Coronavirus carrier. She has since tested negative but still has to sit through quarantine, long enough to miss the shows. Her match with Yuki Kamifuku has been cancelled and another match is being changed. Aja Kong was only supposed to wrestle on the 15th August show but she has agreed to take on an extra date and will now appear on the 14th too.

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

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

The news means Arai’s match against Rika Tatsumi has also been cancelled.

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: Dorago (Yukio Naya) & Haka (Yuki Iino) 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

For the Kininashi Wanaru produced match, Yukio Naya & Yuki Iino will be taking on new one off gimmicks created by the guest hosts. Naya will wrestle as Dorago and Iino will be Haka.

In some good news Yuya Koroku has recovered from his poor condition and he will be back in action this Sunday. He also took a recent covid test and was confirmed to be negative.


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. A fan vote will be held to determine the five entrants. The choices fans can vote for 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 31, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 31/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE
226 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Mirai Maiumi, Pom Harajuku & Kaya Toribami defeated Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Moka Miyamoto when Harajuku pinned Miyamoto with the Pom Do Justice (9:19).
2. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao defeated Nodoka Tenma and Haruna Neko when Misao pinned Neko with the Hypami Returns (8:22).
3. Hikari Noa, Raku & Yuki Arai defeated Nao Kakuta, Marika Kobashi & Arisu Endo when Noa pinned Endo with the Blizzard Suplex (11:11).
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Maki Itoh defeated Suzume with the Itoh Punish (11:32).
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Miu Watanabe defeated Yuki Aino with the Tear Drop (12:15).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Shoko Nakajima defeated Rika Tatsumi with the Tear Drop (13:21).
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Mizuki defeated Miyu Yamashita with the Cutie Special (14:31).

The Tokyo Princess Cup Three-peat is still on for Mizuki after she eliminates the biggest threat in the tournament. Miyu Yamashita is out in the Quarter Finals! A big moment came when Yamashita attempted to do an Avalanche Attitude Adjustment but Mizuki left her hanging upside down and hit a Diving Foot Stomp through her. Another big Diving Foot Stomp to the outside put Yamashita in danger but she used her kicks to get out of a defensive state. Mizuki prevented the Crash Rabbit Heat from happening by clinging onto Yamashita’s leg before she could run. Yamashita pulled off a normal Attitude Adjustment but Mizuki kicked out at two. She then dodged the Skull Kick, used a Jackknife Pin for a nearfall and immediately hit a Double Stomp out of it. Mizuki hit the Cutie Special but couldn’t pull off a bridge for the pin. She had to do one more Diving Foot Stomp before doing another Cutie Special to win the match.

Mizuki pulled Yamashita into the centre of the ring so she wouldn’t leave at the end of the show. Mizuki told the fans she defeated a monster today. She used to be jealous of Yamashita for having abilities that she does not have. But then Mizuki figured out that she has abilities that Yamashita doesn’t have too. Mizuki thanked Yamashita for the match and promised to win the Princess Cup for her. She also gave a shoutout to Yuka Sakazaki who has returned from her American excursion but is currently at home in quarantine. Together Mizuki and Yamashita ended the show by shouting “Happy Happy!” Backstage Yamashita said that Mizuki is also a monster in the ring just like her. She is frustrated to get eliminated from the tournament yet again but she will continue to enter the Princess Cup for as long as she is in Tokyo Joshi Pro. She is already looking forward to the 9th one.

There are two things you can count on in the Princess Cup. Yamashita eventually loses and Shoko Nakajima always does great. For the 6th time in 8 tournaments Nakajima reaches the Semi Finals! She defeated Rika Tatsumi by breaking out of the White Dragon Sleeper and hitting the Northern Lights Suplex. She then followed up with a Double Arm DDT and got the three count with the Diving Senton. Nakajima knew that Tatsumi was fighting for something so she counted on one opportunity opening itself up for her to win today. Tatsumi said Nakajima is too big of a kaiju for her to beat. She may look small but she is bigger than Mt. Fuji, the Tokyo Tower and the Sky Tree. She is the size of Mount Everest!

Only one fresh face made it to the Semi Finals this year and it is Miu Watanabe. She showed Yuki Aino just how powerful she is with a very Giant Swing. Later she powered out of the UBV and knocked her down with a big Shoulder Block. A Laserbeam punch was used to set up the Tear Drop and Watanabe punched her ticket to the final four. Watanabe said her matches with Aino are always important and pointed to their Princess Tag Team Titles match last November as an example. She promised to do her best with the Giant Swing as she approaches the final rounds.

Maki Itoh reaches the Semi Final for the second year in a row. She had to go through a scrap to get there though. Suzume ambushed Itoh with a Dropkick from behind during her entrance and they fought around ringside. Back in the ring, Suzume caught Itoh’s Diving Headbutt with the Ring A Bell. Suzume went for her finisher again later but Itoh blocked it and put her in the Itoh Punish for the submission win. Itoh pointed to the scratch under her left eye with one hand while sticking up her middle finger on the other to celebrate her win. You’d think Itoh would be furious at Suzume for damaging the cutest face in the world but that’s not the case. Instead Itoh thinks it is amazing because she doesn’t feel any pain from it at all! It shows she is getting better and she will continue to get better every day.

There was a disappointed response to this year’s Olympic Games opening ceremony. So Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma and Haruna Neko held their own as part of their 3 Way Match. Perfume wasn’t in this one either so the girls had to perform in their place.

At the start of the show it was announced that Yuki Arai will have her first main event match on 7th August. The show is happening in Nagoya, the home of SKE48. Arai will team with Yamashita against Yuki Aino & Moka Miyamoto. SKE48 member Shiori Aoki will be in attendance too.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP” Results

July 25, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 25/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
142 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Hikari Noa, Nodoka Tenma & Kaya Toribami defeated Yuki Kamifuku, Mirai Maiumi & Haruna Neko when Tenma pinned Neko with the Killswitch (11:07).
2. Mizuki, Yuki Aino, Nao Kakuta & Arisu Endo defeated Miyu Yamashita, Miu Watanabe, Pom Harajuku & Moka Miyamoto when Aino pinned Miyamoto with the Venus DDT (15:06).
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Suzume defeated Mahiro Kiryu with the Ring A Bell (7:53).
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Maki Itoh defeated Raku with the Itoh Punish (9:03).
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Shoko Nakajima defeated Marika Kobashi with the Northern Lights Suplex (5:41).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Rika Tatsumi defeated Hyper Misao with a Rotating Leg Hold (15:03).

The four days of shows in a row are done and Round 2 is completed. The Tokyo Princess Cup is now down to the final eight. The very last match was an emotional one because it was Rika Tatsumi Vs Hyper Misao. This was their first singles match together since Misao’s phantom retirement match last November. This was so important that Misao dropped all her antics and wrestled a serious match. It was so serious that Misao’s mask got knocked off her face in the final moments but she continued to fight. Tatsumi countered a Gedo Clutch into a Rotating Log Hold to get the win and move on to the Quarter Finals. The two of them bumped fists after the match. Backstage Misao said the match is connected to the story that has been going on since November. She thought she would win today and make it the final episode.

Meeting Tatsumi in the quarters is Shoko Nakajima. Her first match in the tournament was a win against Marika Kobashi. From the get go, Kobashi went for the Front Neck Lock and she would use the move several times. But Nakajima was able to break out of the move and pin Kobashi with the Northern Light Suplex. Kobashi said the God Of Gals sent her encouragement with a day full of beautiful sunlight. She blamed the loss on not getting enough of a tan from that sunlight. It was a message from the God of Gals that she doesn’t have enough vibes as a wrestler or a Gal. Nakajima now moves on to face Tatsumi in the final eight.

Maki Itoh’s determination to meet Mizuki in the later rounds pushed her through to beat Raku. She wore earplugs during the match so she wouldn’t her Raku’s lullabyes. Raku still briefly sent her to sleep with a Sleeper Hold. That was when she noticed the ear plugs. Itoh used a High Angle DDT to counter the Doctor Yellow and narrowly avoided being pinned with the Hurricane Turn. When Itoh put Raku in a Crab Hold she dragged her to the middle of the ring and turned it into the Itoh Punish for the victory. She expected the match to go 60-40 her way but she thinks it ended up more 80-20. So that’s a good sign she is getting stronger.

Last but not least, Suzume breaks through to the Quarter Finals for the first time, pinning Mahiro Kiryu with the Ring A Bell. It is a results Suzume has been waiting for ever since Kiryu beat her in a singles match shortly after she debuted. She admitted she wasn’t even thinking about the tournament while they fought. Next up for her is Itoh.