DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3” Results

August 1, 2021

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 3”, 01/08/2021
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0. Special Under Match – Ultimate Vs Supreme: Tetsuya Koda defeated Hisaya Imabayashi by TKO with the Sleeper Hold (11:57).
1. Yukio Naya & Yuki Iino defeated Sanshiro Takagi & Yuya Koroku when Iino pinned Koroku with a Lariat (9:35).
2. Playfulness Series Act 3: Danshoku Dieno Vs Hideki Okatani ended in a No Contest (5:19).
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito & Yusuke Okada defeated Soma Takao, Yuji Hino & Nobuhiro Shimatani when Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee (8:17).
4. Rock & Roll 5 Way Death Match: A.YAZAWA defeated HARASHIMA, Saki Akai, Mad Paulie and Kazuki Hirata when YAZAWA pinned Hirata with a School Boy (14:17).
5. Shunma Katsumata & MAO defeated Chris Brookes & Keigo Nakamura when MAO pinned Nakamura after the MADMAX (14:45).
6. The Annual Tradition! Customer Lottery Match: Jun Akiyama, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo defeated Yuki Ueno, Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura when Endo pinned Yoshimura with the Shooting Star Press (21:26).

Beer Garden 2021 came to a close with the usual end to DDT’s tradition, a Fan Lottery 6-Man Tag Match. Members of the audience randomly picked the spots for each team and we ended up with Jun Akiyama, Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo all on the same side. Any visual sign of tension disappeared when Endo came out dressed in his old wrestling gear and encouraged the others to reform Happy Motels for one night. Akiyama had to play the role of Antonio Honda in this case. The opposing team was Yuki Ueno, Kazusada Higuchi & Naomi Yoshimura. All of them came from the DNA generation so they paid tribute to the old brand by wearing DNA shirts and walking out to the DNA theme song. Akiyama played the part of Honda well by tripping onto his knee and doing the Bionic Elbow with his partners. The three of them worked so well they won the match with Endo getting the pin on Yoshimura.

After the match Endo said Beer Garden is all about having fun so he encouraged Akiyama and Takeshita to let go of their rivalry for the day. He also apologised to Takeshita for cheap shotting him at last year’s Beer Garden finale. Takeshita and Akiyama both agreed to get along but things will go back to normal when they fight each other for the KO-D Tag Team Titles on 15th August and the KO-D Openweight Title on the 21st. Endo also promoted his DAMNATION team defending the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles on that day too. They all raised their hands together to end the show… and then Endo Headbutted Takeshita. Endo stormed off backstage and stripped out of his old costume embarrassed that he had to act so nice towards Akiyama & Takeshita today.

Chris Brookes didn’t want to team with Keigo Nakamura so he purposely joined the other team to make it a 3 Vs 1 Handicap match. Brookes entered the ring with The 37KAMIINA but Nakamura begged him to team up as planned. Brookes agreed to do it but still helped Shunma Katsumata & MAO do some triple team spots. Brookes eventually took the match seriously but it wasn’t enough for them to win. Katsumata & MAO hit the Power Bomb/Blockbuster version of MADMAX (apparently any double team move involving Katsumata jumping off the top rope is called the MADMAX) on Nakamura to get the win. Afterwards Katsumata told MAO he found out Jun Kasai’s weakness. He doesn’t like stepping on Lego so they’re going to use them against him at “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2021”!

Daisuke Sasaki was pulled from the show on short notice because he might have been in close contact with somebody who recently tested positive for the Coronavirus. The Drunk Match was cancelled and HARASHIMA was moved over to the Rock & Roll Death Match. There was another replacement as Antonio Honda suffered from love sickness and had to be replaced by A.YAZAWA in a rare appearance. Everyone in the match got drunk and danced whenever music played. YAZAWA and Saki Akai did karaoke. A recording of Shuji Ishikawa singing caused Mad Paulie to dance. Everyone fell asleep until Swan Lake played and they all did ballet together. YAZAWA then rolled over Kazuki Hirata to win the match.

Eruption once again got the better of DAMNATION once again in their latest preview match, this time with Yusuke Okada teaming with them. Yuji Hino was already drinking and decided to wrestle in his normal clothing. When he put Akito in a Sleeper Hold he flipped off the rest of his opponents. Eventually he got drunk and when he went to do the Diving Body Press off the top rope, he landed on Nobuhiro Shimatani instead of Yukio Sakaguchi. Hino needed Soma Takao’s help to get out of the ring and while that happened, Sakaguchi pinned Shimatani with the God’s Right Knee.

An accidental bump of heads between Danshoku Dieno and Hideki Okatani during the opening of the show led to them swapping bodies before their match. Dieno walked out wearing Okatani’s gear while Okatani ran out in Dieno’s costume acting just like him. Another clash of heads seemed to turn them back to normal. Dieno was himself again and he chased after Daisuke Kiso. However Okatani didn’t change and he got his hands on Yukinori Matsui. That officials had to call of the match as things got out of hand.

Sanshiro Takagi paid a lot of cash to repair the Dramatic Dream so he is going to get his money’s worth! He brought it out for the opening match, crashed into the combined centaur form of Yukio Naya & Yuki Iino and then crashed into his own partner Yuya Koroku. Iino then hit a Lariat on Koroku to take the win for his team.

The most important match of the week, nay, the month took place in the pre-show. It was the DDT GM Hisaya Imabayashi against the Tokyo Joshi Pro GM Tetsuya Koda in the latest chapter of their never ending one sided rivalry. Imabayashi was spurned on by phonecalls of his increasingly disgruntled wife while Koda showed a more evil side to his wrestling abilities. Sadly for Imabayashi he fell to the Sleeper Hold and as a result won’t be welcomed back home by his family.

Midway through the show, Dieno & Iino confronted Imabayashi demanding to be made into a full time tag team. They kept coming up with sexual innuendos for team names like Osu Academy, The Wizard Of Osu and Will Osupreay. Imabayashi told them he will agree to their demand once they come up with a better tag team name.

Earlier today on the Ganbare☆Pro show, Yuna Manase made it known that she wants a match against Saki Akai. She crashed the DDT show along with Ken Ohka to challenge Akai directly. It is a match she wanted to have at “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” and when that never happened it’s been bothering her ever since. Akai accepted the challenge and wants the match to happen in Fukuoka on 12th September. Manase said Ganpro already has a show in Itabashi that day but Ohka encouraged her to go do it. Manase offered to shake hands but Akai left her hanging.

Voice actor Tetsu Inada will be making appearances at the Hiragana Muscle shows in September.


Yes Wonderland 2021, Hiroshi Anniversary Show Cancelled, Yoshiaki Yatsu Comeback Match, STARTING BATTLE

April 26, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YES! WONDERLAND 2021 ~WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR DREAMS~”, 04/05/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Princess Of Princess Title Next Challenger Decision 3 Way Match: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Mizuki Vs Shoko Nakajima
2. Pom Harajuku & Haruna Neko Vs Mahiro Kiryu & Moka Miyamoto
3. Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Nao Kakuta, Marika Kobashi & Raku
4. Yuki Arai Debut Match: Maki Itoh & Arisu Endo Vs Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai
5. International Princess Title: Yuki Kamifuku (c) Vs Hikari Noa
6. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel (c) Vs Mirai Maiumi & Suzume
7. Princess Of Princess Title: Rika Tatsumi (c) Vs Miyu Yamashita

The full card for the next Tokyo Joshi Pro show in Korakuen Hall is out and it now has big ramifications for “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” in June. Whoever leaves the show as the Princess Of Princess Champion will defend the title in Saitama Super Arena against the winner of the 3 Way Match. Rika Tatsumi has never beaten Miyu Yamashita in a singles match. No matter what she did against her in those matches, Yamashita never broke. Tatsumi thinks Yamashita is not a human but a monster. The only way to beat a monster is to crush their head or punch them in the heart. That’s what she is thinking about going into Korakuen. Both champion and challenger would want the match to happen in front of an audience but they are sure fans will be cheering them on from their homes.

NEO Biishiki-gun aren’t taking too kind to BeeStar challenging them for the Princess Tag Team Titles. When BeeStar interrupted their celebration at Korakuen to ask for a title shot, Mei Saint-Michel froze on the spot. She hasn’t forgiven them for ruining her first title win ever since. Every time she looks at her championship, she sees the faces of Mirai Maiumi & Suzume staring back at her in plate’s reflection. Sakisama doesn’t understand where the challengers are getting their confidence from. They came from parts of Japan where nature is abundant so she thinks they must have been infected by the bad side of Tokyo. BeeStar say they are steadily evolving until 4th May and will get revenge for losing to NEO Biishiki-gun back in February.

Under normal circumstances, Hikari Noa does not have a positive win-loss record to qualify for a title match. However, she has received so much high praise from fans for her performance against Yamashita two weeks ago that Tetsuya Koda is rewarding her with a match against Yuki Kamifuku for the International Princess Title. He thinks Noa is fully qualified to get the title shot. This follows Sena Shiori’s departing comments about wanting to see her friend win a singles championship. Kamifuku has been defending the “Tiffany Blue” belt against locals on the roster. She wants to start defending it against international talent so she does not want to lose the title before that can happen. As the world battles against Covid-19, Noa will battle against Kamiyu-28!

The 3 Way Match consists of three of TJPW’s strongest, mashing together The Miraclians and The Magical Sugar Rabbits with only one standing tall in the end. Yuka Sakazaki wants to win back the Princess Title because she isn’t happy with how much the pandemic effected her previous reign. Shoko Nakajima wants to win back the title because she is more confident in herself now than back when she was the champion. Mizuki thinks she is a long way from becoming champion but winning the belt will get her to break out of her shell. All three of them don’t want to fight either Tatsumi or Yamashita which makes things awkward. Tatsumi would like to face Mizuki though.

BASARA “BASARA 155 ~EDO SHIJUKU~”, 05/05/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Daichi Kazato Vs Ryota Nakatsu
2. FUMA & Yusuke Kubo Vs SAGAT & Akiyori Takizawa
3. Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Yasu Urano
4. Takumi Tsukamoto, Isami Kodaka & Daiki Shimomura Vs Fuminori Abe, Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
5. Hiroshi Rumble: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs X

The show has been cancelled because Itabashi Green Hall will not be open during Tokyo’s state of emergency. This was the likely result anyway because even if the venue stayed open, BASARA had already decided not to do an empty arena show.

DDT/NOAH/TOKYO JOSHI PRO/GANBARE☆PRO “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena

0. STARTING BATTLE ~ Staggered Admission Battle Royal: Yoshiaki Yatsu Vs X
0. STARTING BATTLE MAIN ~ Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: X Vs X
1. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Yuki Iino, Keigo Nakamura & Toui Kojima Vs Junta Miyawaki, Kinya Okada & Yasutaka Yano
2. DDT Vs NOAH Battle: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Rika Tatsumi (c) Vs Winner Of 4th May 3 Way Match
4. GHC Heavyweight Title: Keiji Muto (c) Vs X
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs HARASHIMA

A series of pre-show bouts will be held before “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021” kicks off. There will be four STARTING BATTLE matches mixing together wrestlers from DDT, NOAH, Tokyo Joshi Pro and Ganbare☆Pro. The “main event” of the pre-show is being provided by Ganpro. Ken Ohka is thrilled because both the main event and the opening match are the most important matches on a wrestling card. By that logic, adding the main event and the opening match together creates something that is super important!

One of the matches is a Royal Rumble with Yoshiaki Yatsu announced to be taking part. In 2019 Yatsu began wrestling with DDT during the build up to the Tokyo Olympics. Then in the summer Yatsu had to get his right foot amputated because of issues with diabetes. Then in March 2020 Yatsu announced his plans to come back to wrestling using a prosthetic foot specially designed by Kawamura Prosthetics Inc. for use in the ring. His scheduled return in June was called off when “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2020” was cancelled because of the pandemic. Since then Yatsu got to be an Olympic torchbearer in Ashikaga City. Now a year later Yatsu will get to complete his comeback by entering the STARTING BATTLE Rumble. Yatsu demonstrated his prosthetic foot by beating up Ken Ohka a bunch with wrestling moves during a press conference.

The Battle Royal will feature wrestlers from DDT and NOAH. The winner receives a Victory Award from CyberFight.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW PPV SHOW 3 ~11 VS 11 KOUHAKU TAIKO THE☆BATTLE 2021~” Results

March 7, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GENGHIS KHAN KIRISHIMA PRESENTS TJPW PPV SHOW 3 ~11 VS 11 KOUHAKU TAIKO THE☆BATTLE 2021~”, 07/03/2021
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1. 2 Count Fall Rules: Shoko Nakajima defeated Mahiro Kiryu with a Hurricanrana (4:39).
*Team Red 1 – 0 Team White.
2. 2 Count Fall Rules: Pom Harajuku defeated Arisu Endo with the Pom Do Justice (3:14).
*Team Red 2 – 0 Team White.
3. 2 Count Fall Rules: Hikari Noa defeated Sena Shiori with a Rotating Leg Fold (3:10).
*Team Red 2 – 1 Team White.
4. 2 Count Fall Rules: Miyu Yamashita defeated Moka Miyamoto with the Skull Kick (3:08).
*Team Red 2 – 2 Team White.
5. 2 Count Fall Rules: Mirai Maiumi Vs Hyper Misao ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
5a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall Rules: Hyper Misao defeated Mirai Maiumi with the Miramare Holdback (0:32).
*Team Red 2 – 3 Team White.
6. 2 Count Fall Rules: Marika Kobashi Vs Miu Watanabe ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
6a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall Rules: Marika Kobashi defeated Miu Watanabe with a Cradle (0:06).
*Team Red 3 – 3 Team White.
7. 2 Count Fall Rules: Yuki Aino defeated Raku with the Side Suplex (4:32).
*Team Red 3 – 4 Team White.
8. 2 Count Fall Rules: Nao Kakuta Vs Yuki Kamifuku ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
8a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall Rules: Nao Kakuta defeated Yuki Kamifuku with a School Boy (0:20).
*Team Red 4 – 4 Team White.
9. 2 Count Fall Rules: Mizuki defeated Nodoka Tenma with the Cutie Special (3:29).
*Team Red 4 – 5 Team White.
10. 2 Count Fall Rules: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Haruna Neko with the Magical Merry-Go-Round (4:33).
*Team Red 5 – 5 Team White.
11. 2 Count Fall Rules: Suzume Vs Rika Tatsumi ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
11a. Overtime – 1 Count Fall Rules: Rika Tatsumi defeated Suzume with the Sliding Hips (1:00).
*Team Red 5 – 6 Team White.

Team Red: Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma, Yuka Sakazaki, Nao Kakuta, Marika Kobashi, Raku, Pom Harajuku, Mirai Maiumi, Suzume, Sena Shiori & Moka Miyamoto

Team White: Rika Tatsumi, Yuki Kamifuku, Yuki Aino, Miyu Yamashita, Mizuki, Hyper Misao, Miu Watanabe, Hikari Noa, Haruna Neko, Mahiro Kiryu & Arisu Endo

Two teams went into battle to win the much desired all you can eat meal from Genghis Khan Kirishima. Team Red were led by Shoko Nakajima while Team White was captained by Rika Tatsumi. They cheered on their teammates throughout the 11 match challenge while Shota and Tetsuya Koda did commentary.

Nakajima went first for her team and defeated Mahiro Kiryu in the opening match. 2 Count Rules meant everybody was kept on their toes and looking for quick pins. Nakajima proved that by using a Hurricanrana to win.

Team Red then went 2-0 when Pom Harajuku beat Arisu Endo. The rookie tried to capitalise from a missed Pom Do Justice but Harajuku dodged her follow up and got her finisher the second time for the pin.

HikaShio were pitted against each other with both Hikari Noa and Sena Shiori determined to win. Noa got the better of her tag partner with a Rotating Leg Fold cradle (I thought she had a name for that, the Saigo No Bansan or something?).

A karate confrontation was up next when Miyu Yamashita faced Moka Miyamoto. After some back and forth sparring, Yamashita won with the Skull Kick, tying the scored at 2-2.

The first of several time limit draws started with Mirai Maiumi Vs Hyper Misao. But before that happened, Misao came out wearing another mask over her own. She claimed to be an incarnation of the being that controls the masks of all heroes and it had taken over Misao’s body to search for a once in a century talent. She believes Maiumi is that person and she offered her a superhero mask that contained the spirits of all the past heroes. Maiumi fell for the trick and Misao attacked her, revealing she isn’t being possessed at all. The five minutes expired while Mirai was trying to get her opponent in the Miramare. She went back to the move when the match restarted but Misao rolled on top of her for the sudden death 1 Count Pin to win.

The restaurant sponsoring the show specializes in lamb meat so Miu Watanabe spent last night counting sheep in bed so she could win with her head full of sheep. Marika Kobashi though kicked out of a Falling Canadian Backbreaker at one and fought Watanabe to a time limit draw. Kobashi then surprised Watanabe with a Cradle to quickly win during extra time. After six matches the show was at its halfway point and the captains did quick interviews about the results so far. It was 3-3 so still all to play for.

The Raku Vs Yuki Aino match began with Raku inviting Aino to lie down next to her for the Good Night Express. It also caused the referee to lie down too. When it came to actually wrestling, Aino pinned Raku with the Side Suplex.

Yuki Kamifuku is confused over why Nao Kakuta’s nickname is “Rat Chaser”. Kakuta explained that it’s not her nickname but her catchphrase. Also, Kakuta has been here for four months already and everyone has accepted her except for one person, Yuki Kamifuku! She was determined to beat her today even is Kamifuku is a champion. The two fought tooth and nail with each other, lasting the full five minutes. In overtime, Kakuta gouged Kamifuku’s eyes from behind and pinned her with a School Boy for the upset.

Mizuki described her match with Nodoka Tenma like it was a rabbit against a raccoon. She Dropkicked Tenma out of the ring then hit a Diving Body Press out of the ring. Tenma tried to do the Killswitch but Mizuki countered it into the Cutie Special for the pinfall.

With two matches left, Team White had a chance to win the challenge early if Haruna Neko could beat Yuka Sakazaki. Luckily for Team Red, Sakazaki outsmarted Neko and won with the Magical Merry-Go-Round.

With the score tied at 5-5 it was all on the line in the final match. Team White captain Tatsumi fought against Suzume, who knew she now had a lot of responsibility on her shoulders. She went for the win but couldn’t get Tatsumi pinned for long enough. Time ran out and the last match went into overtime. Suzume kicked out of a Hip Attack before the 1 Count but she was done for when Tatsumi hit a Sliding Hip attack for the victory.

Team White were declared the winners and given the meal voucher by Koda. Tatsumi wanted to go eat with Mizuki straight away but then said all of Team White should go together to celebrate. Nakajima complained about the results and told Koda that Suzume deserves something for her performance. He should do something before Nakajima reveals what secret Maria Makino merchandise Koda keeps in his room. Koda stopped her and said everyone who wrestled today deserves a meal so he will treat everyone to lunch at Genghis Khan Kirishima!


CyberFight Festival Announced

February 26, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 WINTER ~LOVERS~”, 27/02/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Mirai Maiumi Vs Arisu Endo
2. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Marika Kobashi Vs Haruna Neko
3. Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Raku & Pom Harajuku
4. Miu Watanabe, Suzume & Moka Miyamoto Vs Hikari Noa, Mahiro Kiryu & Sena Shiori
5. Osaka Special 8-Woman Tag Match: Rika Tatsumi, Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima Vs Yuki Kamifuku, Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh & Nao Kakuta

Two shows to follow this weekend. On Saturday Tokyo Joshi Pro heads to Osaka as everyone prepares for the Max Heart final rounds.

DDT “INTO THE FIGHT 2021”, 28/02/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Yuki Ueno & Keigo Nakamura Vs Yusuke Okada & Toui Kojima
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – 5 Way Match: The Young Bucks Autobiography “Killing The Business” (c) Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Antonio Honda Vs Saki Akai
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Yukio Naya Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Yuki Iino
5. Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani Vs Kazusada Higuchi, Yukio Sakaguchi & Chris Brookes
6. DDT Extreme Title – Kids Room Death Match 37 (Sauna) Count Edition: Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs MAO

Then on Sunday all hell breaks loose in DDT when Shunma Katsumata and MAO get to play their game. Both of them have been shopping in hardware shops during the week gathering items they hope to use as weapons. It’s all fair as long as the referee thinks the weapons aren’t dangerous.

DDT “DAY DREAM BELIEVER 2021”, 14/03/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Junretsu Vs Eruption!: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Oishi Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi
2. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: Akito, Kazuki Hirata & Shota (c) Vs Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino
3. DDT UNIVERSAL TITLE: Yuki Ueno (c) Vs Yusuke Okada

Tetsuya Endo has set his sights on the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles as his next goal. It’s a chance to get some gold back into DAMNATION’s clutches. Yuji Hino can regain a championship he once held before in DDT again. Soma Takao wants to beat Young Communication Generation because he has bad memories of being on those shows. Actually everyone who wrestled on those shows didn’t like them according to him. He claims he was only ever paid 100 yen to be on them. That doesn’t line up with Daisuke Sasaki who remembers getting paid 5,000 yen back then.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW INSPIRATION”, 01/04/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Mizuki Vs Miu Watanabe
2. Rika Tatsumi Vs Miu
3. Hardcore Match: Hikari Noa Vs Rina Yamashita

The show is only scheduled to last for an hour.

DDT “APRIL FOOL 2021”, 11/04/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Gorgeous Matsuno Pre-60th Birthday Commemorative Match: Gorgeous Matsuno Vs X
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Kazusada Higuchi & Yukio Sakaguchi (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi

Eruption’s second KO-D Tag Team Titles defence is a doozy. HARASHIMA & Yuji Okabayashi are the winners of the 2020 New Year’s Eve Shuffle Tag Tournament and are undefeated as a team. However Okabayashi’s schedule in Big Japan leaves him busy so the team known as Smile Pissari aren’t able to get their title match until April.

DDT/NOAH/TOKYO JOSHI PRO/GANBARE☆PRO “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL 2021”, 06/06/2021
Saitama Super Arena

1. Princess Of Princess Title: Rika Tatsumi (c) Vs X
2. GHC Heavyweight Title: Keiji Muto (c) Vs X
3. KO-D Openweight Title: Jun Akiyama (c) Vs X

It’s been a popular prediction that CyberFight was eventually going to put together a supershow featuring all of their wrestling companies working together. Today it is now a reality. DDT, NOAH, Tokyo Joshi Pro & Ganbare☆Pro will all be in the Super Saitama Arena this June for the first “CYBERFIGHT FESTIVAL”. The plan is the show to headline with three major championship matches. The KO-D Openweight Title from DDT, GHC Heavyweight Title from NOAH and Princess Of Princess Title from TJPW will all be defended on the show. There will also be interpromotional matches between some of the groups but who gets matched with what remains to be seen. Pom Harajuku Vs Katsuhiko Nakajima in a battle of the kickers, anyone?

Sanshiro Takagi said that ever since CyberFight was established he wondered if he could put together a rock festival style of show that can convey the charm of pro wrestling and energize the audience. They will take sufficient measures to make sure everyone is protected from the Coronavirus when the event takes place. Naomichi Marufuji said everyone from NOAH has become more motivated coming out of their recent Budokan Hall show. Since the Olympic Games are at risk, he hopes that people around the world will get to have fun by watching this event. Akito sees the value of cross-promoting between the fanbases. He thinks new audiences will get to see the gorgeousness of TJPW and the sincerity of Ganpro. The comparison to music festivals reminds Tetsuya Koda of the times when Morning Musume performed at the ROCK IN JAPAN festivals. Ken Ohka says Ganpro is working very hard at becoming a major pro wrestling company. They’re not going to be piggy backing their way onto this show. Whatever spot they have will be earned.


Kendo Kashin In TJPW? IRON FIST TAG Continues, D-Ou Comments

November 13, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FALL TOUR ’20 ~WOMM (WRESTLING OF MY MIND)~”, 14/11/2020
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

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

It’s a fresh new chapter for Tokyo Joshi Pro. We have newcomers joining Yuka Sakazaki in the champion club with no immediate challengers for any of the titles on the horizon. Sakisama is returning which is usually a sign that NEO Biishiki-gun is looking for new members. Nao Kakuta makes her Tokyo Joshi debut.

We now know why Kendo Kashin showed up to “WRESTLE PRINCESS”. He approached Tetsuya Koda declaring himself the new part-time coach for TJPW! He spoke to Koda in a “Western” accent, explaining he can use his world class coaching skills to make Tokyo Joshi world class. That will result in Tokyo Joshi becoming World Joshi, or WJ for short. Koda said he was grateful for the offer but turned Kashin down. A world class coach means he would have to be paid a world class salary and Koda just can’t do that right now. Kashin insists he can do a great job because the “WJ” roster is full of gold eggs. With his teaching they can wrestle anywhere from the Budokan and the Tokyo Dome to the Capital Wrestling Center and the ThunderDome!

BASARA “BASARA 140 ~THE 7TH FOX PRINCE~”, 14/11/2020
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Yusuke Kubo Vs Masato Kamino
2. 4 Way Match: FUMA Vs Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Daiki Shimomura Vs Takato Nakano
3. Isami Kodaka Vs Daichi Kazato
4. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Fuminori Abe & Tetsuo Usui Vs Ryuichi Sekine & Minoru Fujita
5. IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT – Round 1: Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT

One side of the semi-final bracket is filled. This show determines the other half. Takumi Tsukamoto has all the momentum behind him as the new Union MAX Champion. The previous champ Fuminori Abe has to move on and not let that loss get to him.

DDT “DRAMATIC LOVE FOR FUJI! 2020”, 15/11/2020
Shizuoka Fuji-san Messe

1. Akito Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga
2. Antonio Honda Vs Keigo Nakamura
3. Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Danshoku Dieno & Hideki Okatani
4. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Mad Paulie
5. DAMNATION Vs DDT Sauna Club!: Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, MAO & Yuki Ueno
6. Makoto Oishi 42 Year Old Local Triumph! Fuji Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Mizuki Watase Vs HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes & Kazuki Hirata

This is the confirmed match order. They weren’t going to do Makoto Oishi dirty in his hometown.

DDT “D-OU GRAND PRIX 2021 IN KORAKUEN HALL!”, 22/11/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Yukio Naya & Keigo Nakamura
1. 4 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & Saki Akai Vs Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku Dieno & Antonio Honda
2. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – A Block: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Daisuke Sasaki
3. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – A Block: HARASHIMA Vs Chris Brookes
4. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – A Block: Akito Vs MAO
5. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – B Block: Tetsuya Endo Vs Jun Akiyama
6. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – B Block: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yuki Ueno
7. D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 – B Block: Makoto Oishi Vs Shunma Katsumata

I was invited to record a preview podcast of the D-Ou Grand Prix for subscribers to the Wrestling Omakase patreon. Had plenty to talk about with each of the participants and what matches we think you should look forward to. They will also be covering the tournament with podcast coverage after every show on the patreon.

The majority of the wrestlers made public comments about the tournament today. In the B Block, Jun Akiyama is being targeted by everyone. Tetsuya Endo is certain their opening match will determine who makes the final. Endo says if beats Akiyama he will abstain from all remaining block matches. But if he loses to Akiyama then he will forfeit his remaining block matches. I can’t tell if we’re supposed to take this seriously based on DAMNATION’s recent broken stipulations.

Soma Takao’s motivation is down. Nothing can match the high he got from wrestling CIMA then teaming with him to beat HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji. No prize money for winning the Grand Prix isn’t helping either. Yuki Ueno has become more conscious of wins and losses since becoming the new DDT UNIVERSAL Champion. He believes Endo thinks the same. Shunma Katsumata’s confidence has grown ever since he got compliments from Akiyama. He hopes he will get Akiyama to join the DDT Sauna Club.

Kazusada Higuchi said he will beat Akiyama because he will not give up the top spot to somebody who is on the verge of finishing his wrestling career in Japan. Oishi revealed he volunteered to enter the Grand Prix. He has never done a round robin tournament before so he wants to show everyone what he’s got. Akiyama wants to win every match, reach the final and win the whole thing. If he can’t beat Endo then he won’t be able to win the tournament.

Over in the A Block, Konosuke Takeshita has been questioning himself ever since his loss at “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020”. Is his chosen path the wrong one? He cannot take a new step until he goes back to Akiyama. Daisuke Sasaki said he has a secret weapon to win. It’s roll ups. HARASHIMA has had a tough go throughout 2020. He lost the KO-D Openweight Title in January and couldn’t wrestle as much as he wanted because of the epidemic. He is also coming off a loss at “ULTIMATE PARTY 2020” so he is motivated to win the Grand Prix.

Chris Brookes admitted he does not want to wrestle Akiyama in the final. He’s sure Akiyama will beat him up. He does want to face Ueno again so he’d love to see him win the other block. MAO thinks he was entered into last year’s tournament on a fluke. This year he thinks he is worthy to be a part of it. He is looking forward to his first singles match against Brookes. Akito was to make an ordinary tournament look extraordinary. Yukio Sakaguchi sent a message that just said “Kill everyone!”


DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2020 DAY 3” Results

August 1, 2020

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2020 DAY 3”, 01/08/2020
Shinjuku FACE
202 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Special Under Match “I Cannot Stand Losing”: Tetsuya Koda defeated Hisaya Imabayashi by TKO with a Sleeper Hold (8:24).
1. Mizuki Watase defeated Yukio Naya with a Frankensteiner (7:26).
2. Crocodile Triple Hell Death Match: Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Yuki Iino ended in a No Contest (R9 0:28).
3. Soma Takao & Mad Paulie defeated Danshoku Dieno & Akito when Takao pinned Dieno with a School Boy (8:58).
4. Rock And Roll 4 Way Death Match: A.YAZAWA defeated Saki Akai, “brother” KAZUKI and Shunma Katsumata when YAZAWA pinned KAZUKI with an Upright Kick (12:54).
5. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Keigo Nakamura defeated Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi & Hideki Okatani when HARASHIMA pinned Okatani with the Somato (11:19).
6. Customer Lottery 6-Man Tag Match That Looks Like A Beer Garden Specialty: Chris Brookes, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Tetsuya Endo, Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno when Yoshimura pinned Ueno with the Throwaway Power Bomb (18:38).

The lottery draw for the main event pitted friends against each other and had enemies teaming together. Nautilus found themselves on opposite sides but agreed that they would do their best when it was time for them to fight. Tetsuya Endo surprised Konosuke Takeshita and everyone else by coming out wearing his old Happy Motels gear! He was on his best behavior and shook everyone’s hands to prove it. But in the end it was all a big ruse. He Headbutted Takeshita then gave Yuki Ueno the Testuya In The Sky. Endo took off his Happy Motels clothes to show he was wearing his regular gear underneath then walked out on the match. Chris Brookes, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazusada Higuchi took advantage of the situation to win the match. Ueno still had some fight left in him but Yoshimura put him away with the Power Bomb. Afterwards Yoshimura tried to cool things down and thanked Ueno for wrestling him after a long time. He hopes next year everyone will actually be able to drink beer at the Beer Garden shows. But first he will beat Takeshita at the King Of DDT tournament!

Jun Akiyama got to wrestle with HARASHIMA for the first time ever. Hideki Okatani is making progress hitting the Northern Lights Suplex on a consistant basis but he can’t say the same when he attempts the Double Arm Suplex. HARASHIMA countered that and pinned him with the Somato. Keigo Nakamura refused to shake hands with Akiyama after the match. Makoto Oishi had to apologize to Akiyama for the rookie’s rudeness.

Antonio Honda was too lovesick to wrestle in the Rock And Roll 4 Way Death Match. A.YAZAWA took his place. It was already announced yesterday that “brother” KAZUKI was substituting for the recently banished Kazuki Hirata. Everyone had to dance whenever rock music played. Shunma Katsumata complained because it was not the kind of death match he was expecting. The music player broke halfway through the match which meant any genre of music would be randomly chosen from now on. “Never Give Up☆I LOVE YOU” by NωA played so Katsumata and KAZUKI sang karaoke for it. YAZAWA and Saki Akai did the same when “Otoko To Onna No Love Game” played. A song used for drinking games then came on causing all four to get drunk. KAZUKI was about to beat YAZAWA when “TOKYO GO!” of all things played. KAZUKI couldn’t resist and danced until YAZAWA pinned him with an Upright Kick.

After the match YAZAWA told KAZUKI he knows he is really Kazuki Hirata in disguise. He could tell from the way he danced. KAZUKI tried to deny it but eventually admitted it to no reaction. He admitted it again so the crowd would react this time. He can’t leave the country because of the Coronavirus so he bought a bandana and made hair extensions out of vinyl tape to create this disguise. “brother” KAZUKI will be retired today and he will go back to normal.

Akito warned DAMNATION that Danshoku Dieno was feeling frustrated today. The Coronavirus prevents him from running through the crowd kissing fans during his entrance so it left him with pent up energy. Soma Takao in particular was told to beware of him. Dieno immediately entered the ring from another part of the room so he could get his hands on Takao. He later went for the Lip Lock but got Akito by mistake instead. Mad Paulie then gave Dieno the Lip Lock. He stretched out his tights wanting to give Dieno the Danshoku Driver but Takao instead rolled Dieno over in a School Boy for the three count.

The Crocodile Triple Hell Death Match involves a toy crocodile with button teeth that you push. If the toy bites you then you have to drink a cup of tequila. The other participants get to drink beer. Every round lasted 30 seconds as an excuse to play the game and drink more alcohol. Daisuke Sasaki, Yukio Sakaguchi and Yuki Iino all got drunk then got Yukinori Matsui to play so he could get drunk too. Iino stripped down to his underwear. Sasaki and Sakaguchi used scissors to cut the strings off his underwear and pulled them off so he was completely naked (except for his wrestling shoes). Iino used the crocodile toy to cover his shame as the match got called off.

Yukio Naya is getting criticism for not being dominant like a man with his size snd power should be. Mizuki Watase took the wind out of his sails by countering the Choke Slam into a Hurricanrana to steal the win from him.

The annual summer clash between the DDT and Tokyo Joshi Pro authority figures was as desperate looking as always. Hisaya Imabayashi told everyone to look out for his new Rainmaker Backfist move. However, Tetsuya Koda said he is sick of this feud being used as a joke for the wrestlers to laugh at backstage. He would instead lay down for Imabayashi and let him pin him. It was a trap and Koda caught him in a deadly Sleeper Hold. Imabayashi reached the rope but Koda would attack him with foreign objects and put him in another Sleeper Hold. Imabayashi was about to lose consciousness when voices of his children spoke to him. They told him they’ve been studying at home because they can’t go to school. They are also upset they can’t go to the shows this year but they still want their daddy to do his best! Suddenly Imabayashi woke up and fought back. He hit Koda with the Backfist and then the Kamigoye! Koda kicked out and put Imabayashi in one more Sleeper Hold. Imabayashi tried to fight it but could no longer go on. He shouted out the names of his kids and said he loved them before going out cold.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 SUMMER ~TJPW IS 『 』~” Results

July 25, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2020 SUMMER ~TJPW IS 『   』~”, 25/07/2020
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
110 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Shoko Nakajima defeated Moka Miyamoto with the Northern Lights Suplex (6:16).
2. Miyu Yamashita & Nodoka Tenma defeated Mahiro Kiryu & Himawari Unagi when Yamashita submitted Kiryu with the Modified Cobra Clutch (7:24).
3. Quiz Shiorinaire: Hyper Misao defeated Sena Shiori with the USI (10:58).
4. Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi defeated Maki Itoh & Pom Harajuku when Shirakawa pinned Harajuku with the Implant DDT (11:29).
5. Yuki Aino & Yuki Kamifuku defeated Rika Tatsumi & Haruna Neko when Aino pinned Neko with the Venus DDT (13:11).
6. Miu Watanabe, Hikari Noa & Raku defeated Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Suzume when Noa pinned Suzume with the Uranage (13:43).

The day has finally come. The Up Up Girls closed out a Tokyo Joshi Pro show as the main event winners! The win was over a team that had The Magical Sugar Rabbits in it too. Hikari Noa said today’s win gives her, Miu Watanabe and Raku confidence going into the Tokyo Princess Cup. They will go crazy in the tournament this year!

Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi named their team Minato Mirai.

A special 2 Count Handicap was put on the Sena Shiori Vs Hyper Misao match. Shiori only needed to pin Misao for a 2 Count to win. If Misao got at least a 2 Count then she had to correctly answer a quiz question to win. Misao was also allowed a lifeline if she got a 3 Count. The questions asked by Tetsuya Koda were all about Shiori. Misao quickly pinned Shiori with a Cradle from a Handshake. “What move was used to end Shiori’s debut match?” Misao answered Dropkick but was wrong. Misao got a 2 Count from a School Boy. “What is Shiori’s date of birth?” Misao answered 14th September, 2002 but was wrong. Misao did another School Boy and this time got a 3 Count. “Where did Shiori go with her friend Hikari Noa to celebrate her birthday?” Misao was allowed a lifeline so she used Noa as her Phone A Friend. Noa hinted it was a theme park in Osaka. Misao answered Universal Studios Japan but was wrong. She yelled at Noa for giving her a bad hint. Misao went back and got a 2 Count pin. “What martial art did Shiori learn in elementary school?” Misao said Kyodo but was wrong once again. Shiori gained control of the match until Misao knocked over the referee. Shiori had Misao pinned but no ref was around to count it. Misao regained control and got a 2 Count with the Hyper Gotham Crash. “Where did Shiori go with her friend Hikari Noa to celebrate her debut match?” Misao thought about it and answered Universal Studios Japan again. She was correct which means she wins the match!

Himawari Unagi got to wrestle Miyu Yamashita for the first time since their match last October where Unagi got injured.

The ring announcer Sayuri Namba received some great news at the start of the show. She entered a competition to become a RIZIN round girl but was eliminated early on. Well today she found out she won a poll out of the eliminated contestants to re-enter the contest! She hopes to become a round girl and get RIZIN to promote Tokyo Joshi Pro in the process.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “HARU BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY TOURNAMENT 2020” Results

March 1, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GENGHIS KHAN KIRISHIMA PRESENTS HARU BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY TOURNAMENT 2020”, 01/03/2020
Tokyo Ochanomizu Dojo
0 Fans

01. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Maki Itoh defeated Suzume with a DDT (3:01).
02. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Rika Tatsumi defeated Pom Harajuku with the Twist Of Fate (2:30).
03. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Hyper Misao defeated Mirai Maiumi with a School Boy (3:32).
04. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Miu Watanabe defeated Haruna Neko with the Candian Backbreaker (3:49).
05. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Nodoka Tenma defeated Mizuki with a Rolling Cradle (3:31).
06. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Natsumi Maki defeated Sena Shiori with the Backlash (2:12).
07. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Raku Vs Yuna Manase ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
07a. Sudden Death – Rock Paper Scissors: Yuna Manase defeated Raku with Rock.
08. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 1: Miyu Yamashita defeated Mahiro Kiryu with a Low Kick (1:52).
09. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Shoko Nakajima defeated Maki Itoh with a Cradle (3:29).
10. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Hyper Misao defeated Yuki Kamifuku with a School Boy (3:29).
11. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Mina Shirakawa defeated Nodoka Tenma with a Samson Clutch (3:21).
12. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Hikari Noa defeated Yuna Manase with a Figure 4 Rotating Foot Clutch (2:54).
13. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Round 2: Yuki Aino defeated Miyu Yamashita with the Side Suplex (2:28).
14. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Quarter Final: Rika Tatsumi Vs Shoko Nakajima ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
14a. Sudden Death – Rock Paper Scissors: Shoko Nakajima defeated Rika Tatsumi with Paper.
15. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Quarter Final: Miu Watanabe defeated Hyper Misao with the Tear Drop (2:48).
16. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Quarter Final: Natsumi Maki Vs Mina Shirakawa ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
16a. Sudden Death – Rock Paper Scissors: Mina Shirakawa defeated Natsumi Maki with Paper.
17. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Quarter Final: Yuki Aino defeated Hikari Noa with the Venus DDT (3:09).
18. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Semi Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Miu Watanabe ended in a Time Limit Draw (5:00).
18a. Sudden Death – 1 Count Fall Rules: Shoko Nakajima defeated Miu Watanabe with a Crucifix Pin (0:14).
19. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Semi Final: Yuki Aino defeated Mina Shirakawa with the Venus DDT (3:23).
20. Haru Beautiful One Day Tournament – Final: Shoko Nakajima defeated Yuki Aino with the Diving Senton (7:33).

Today was Tokyo Joshi Pro’s turn to enter the Ochanomizu Dojo. A one day Haru Beautiful tournament featured 21 wrestlers all battling for a prize meal ticket provided by the show sponsor. The different set up allowed the winners to make comments to Shota at the commentary table after match.

The 1st Round had 2 Count Fall rules with a 5 minute time limit. Already the change in scenery had an effect on some of the girls. Maki Itoh was upset that the Cutest Knuckle Punch In The World on Suzume got no response in the empty room.

Rika Tatsumi was scared of Pom Harajuku constantly ambushing her with sneaky Low Kicks. She avoided the Pom do Justice, hit a Hip Attack and pinned Harajuku with the Twist Of Fate.

Hyper Misao blinded Mirai Maiumi with cold spray then brought in a training dummy to trick Maiumi into thinking it was her. Maiumi gave the dummy the Back Drop but was then rolled up by Misao for the 2 count. Misao called it a dignified victory to mark the beginning of her 5th anniversary in wrestling.

Miu Watanabe was intimidated by the 2 Count rules because she has never been in that kind of match before. So she submitted Haruna Neko with the Canadian Backbreaker instead.

Mizuki tried to wedge Nodoka Tenma between the ring and the wall so she would get stuck and counted out. Tenma struggled herself free and reversed a cradle to win. She said nothing is going to stop her from winning the meal ticket!

Natsumi Maki’s love of lamb meat is greater than Sena Shiori’s. That was what motivated Maki to beat her opponent.

Raku versus Yuna Manase was the only 1st Round match to reach the time limit. Manase appreciated Raku taking her on the Good Night Express because it gave her a chance to take a quick nap. When the time limit expired, Manase won a game of Rock Paper Scissors to advance to the next round.

Miyu Yamashita got her 2 Count revenge on Mahiro Kiryu. Two weeks ago Kiryu pinned Yamashita in a 2 Count Tag Match at a Tokyo Joshi fan club show. Yamashita celebrated avenging that loss by doing her old Genghis Khan dance because the show is sponsored by Genghis Khan Kirishima.

Round 2 had 5 women entering the tournament without competing in the opening round. The advantage of not wrestling a previous match worked out for most of them. Shoko Nakajima countered the Itoh Special into a Cradle to win her match. Afterwards she claimed that Itoh’s head is growing bigger every year.

Yuki Kamifuku brought along her pet dog Zac to support her since there was no audience. She would reach over and pet Zac to break out of Misao’s holds. Zac would be carried into the ring and Kamifuku dropped her guard to protect him. Misao took advantage and pinned Kamifuku with a School Boy while Zac was still in Kamifuku’s arms.

Mina Shirakawa tired Tenma out by making her run the ropes over and over. She countered the Killswitch into a Samson Clutch for the win. Afterwards she said Tenma has grown too big lately so it is a good thing she is not going to win more food. That’s how thoughtful Shirakawa is of other people. When she wins, she wins for everyone!

Hikari Noa used the Figure 4 Rotating Foot Clutch (Death By Roll-Up) that everyone has been using lately to pin Manase. Noa said that she won because Manase was impatient. She learned that from watching Manase’s earlier match with Raku.

Yuki Aino scored the biggest upset of the tournament by pinning Yamashita with the Side Suplex. The result is even more amazing given that this was their first singles match together.

It was then on to the Quarter Finals. Tatsumi Vs Nakajima went to a time limit draw. Nakajima won the game of Rock Paper Scissors by using Paper to beat Rock. Tatsumi tried to convince the ref she used Scissors but he didn’t fall for it.

It was by this point that Misao began to run out of tricks. Using the ropes for leverage and unmasking herself for a distraction didn’t work. Watanabe caught her with the Tear Drop to advance to the semi finals.

Shirakawa needed Rock Paper Scissors to advance past Maki. She claims that she has never won that game before in her life until today. But that means she used up all of her luck and she would have to rely on her abilities for the semi final.

The little rivalry between Noa and Aino was reignited in the last Quarter Final. Aino continued her momentum by winning with the Venus DDT. She used the move to counter the Cobra Twist.

Now it’s down to the final four. Nakajima Vs Watanabe lasted 5 minutes but this time sudden death consisted of the match restarting with 1 Count Falls in effect. Nakajima quickly pinned Watanabe with a Crucifix Pin to advance to the final.

Joining her in the final is Aino! She avoided Shirakawa’s Spinning Backfists and took her down with a Bulldog Headlock. The Venus DDT again gave Aino the victory.

Sadly for Aino her Cinderella run in the tournament did not get a happy ending. The final was increased to a 10 minute time limit which gave Nakajima and Aino more space to spread their wings. Aino kept going for the Venus DDT but Nakajima had counters for them. Nakajima hit the Northern Lights Suplex but a bad posture meant the move didn’t get her the pin. Nakajima had a backup plan in place. She gave Aino a Double Arm DDT and then the Diving Senton, winning the match and the Haru Beautiful tournament!

Nakajima was happy to win the tournament because she was supposed to be challenging Thunder Rosa for the International Princess Title today. It’s still a very happy day for her and she promises she won’t lose yet!

Tetsuya Koda announced that another Tokyo Joshi empty dojo show will be held on 8th March. He presented Nakajima with the prize meal ticket but Nakajima talked him into giving one to Aino too as a reward for her performance today. Yamashita joked that if everyone danced then Koda will bring everyone to go eat at Genghis Khan Kirishima. Everyone danced to bring the show to an end.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20” Results

January 4, 2020

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI PRO ’20”, 04/01/2020
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,467 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Sena Shiori Debut Match: Haruna Neko & Suzume defeated Sena Shiori & Makoto Kiryu when Suzume submitted Shiori with a Sleeper Hold (7:02).
2. Hyper Misao Return Match – Loser Renamed For 1 Month: Shoko Nakajima defeated Hyper Misao when Nakajima grabbed the Renaming Rights Banner (9:05).
3. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai (c) defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Quetzalcoatl (9:09).
*V2 for Saki Akai.
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Aja Kong defeated Saki Akai (c) with (12:13 pm).
*Aja Kong becomes the 1,462nd champion.
4. Aja Kong, Raku & Pom Harajuku defeated Yuna Manase, Mina Shirakawa & Mirai Maiumi when Kong pinned Maiumi with the Diving Elbow Drop (13:14).
-. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Saki Akai defeated Aja Kong (c) with a Dustpan Strike (12:36 pm).
*Saki Akai becomes the 1,463rd champion.
5. Natsumi Maki Return Match: Sareee defeated Natsumi Maki with the Uranage (12:04).
6. Special Single Match: Thunder Rosa defeated Mizuki with the Thunder Driver (9:35).
7. International Princess Title: Maki Itoh (c) defeated Hikari Noa with the Itoh Deluxe (11:53).
*V2 for Maki Itoh.
8. Princess Tag Team Titles: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe (c) defeated Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino when Watanabe pinned Aino with the Tear Drop (13:42)
*V1 for Daydream.
9. Princess Of Princess Title: Yuka Sakazaki (c) defeated Miyu Yamashita with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (19:57).
*V1 for Yuka Sakazaki.

2020 has been wild already, huh? Tokyo Joshi Pro kicked off their year with the annual Ittenyon show at Korakuen Hall. In the main event Yuka Sakazaki was able to banish the ghost and finally beat Miyu Yamashita in a Princess Of Princess Title match. It took all of the champion’s creativity to get the job done. During an out of the ring skirmish, Sakazaki placed Yamashita on a flat table and slid her down the Korakuen steps. The challenger got her own back by throwing Sakazaki onto the ring apron with the Attitude Adjustment. Later Sakazaki went for the Magical Girl Splash but Yamashita was up on her feet and stopped the move with a High Kick. Sakazaki went for the Mil Clutch α that pinned Yamashita a week ago but this time it was countered into a German Suplex. Things were heading towards a familiar ending when Yamashita set up the Crash Rabbit Heat. But Sakazaki dodged it and used the Merry Go Round to put Yamashita in position for the match ending Magical Magical Girl Splash. Sakazaki thought she was going to die in the match but she was able to fly instead. With so many people here to watch Tokyo Joshi today, she can feel the company growing bigger. She wants everyone to continue following her and TJPW throughout the year.

Daydream had to go through one of the longest running teams in Tokyo Joshi to defend their Princess Tag Team Titles. They were in danger when The Bakuretsu Sisters had Miu Watanabe in place for the Bakuretsu Bulldog. Watanabe was rescued by Rika Tatsumi who gave Nodoka Tenma the Dragon Twist Of Fate and also the Hip Attack. Yuki Aino tried to fight off Watanabe but she fell to the Tear Drop.

Maki Itoh began the day’s clean sweep for Princess champions when she defeated Hikari Noa. A Body Slam on the floor outside the ring and also a crab hold wore down the challenger. There wasn’t much left in the tank for Noa when she was placed in the Itoh Special yet she still hung on. Itoh got her opponent to submit when she modified the Itoh Special into a new version called the Itoh Deluxe.

Itoh was thanking the fans for coming to support her when Thunder Rosa entered the ring. She said Itoh has not fought a challenger like her yet and she wants an International Princess Title shot. Itoh suggested they do the match in Itabashi tomorrow! They both agreed to it by sticking their middle fingers in each other’s faces.

Rosa earned her case for a title shot by beating Itoh’s former tag partner Mizuki. The plucky Mizuki did hit some high Cross Body Blocks but when Rosa hit a Double Stomp and the Thunder Driver, it was all over. Rosa has respect for Mizuki and is honored to have wrestled her. Her sights are set on winning a championship during her short tour. She tried this before and couldn’t capitalize. This time she won’t waste her chance.

According to Kero Tanaka during the introduction, today is the first time in 3 years and 4 months Natsumi Maki and Sareee got to wrestle a singles match against each other. It was Maki’s return match from injury so she could have blamed her ring rust for losing. But instead she had tears of joy for getting to wrestle again. All the pain she felt in the ring was worth it. Sareee was also happy to wrestle her too. I mean she should be because they are close friends outside of the ring.

We’ll take a detour here to talk about what happened backstage after Matches #3 & #4. After Saki Akai’s match, her post-match interview was cut short by an ambush from Aja Kong. Kong pinned Akai to win the Iron Man Heavyweight Title then ran off to make her entrance for the next match. Akai had to continue on with her interview like nothing happened. Then after Kong’s match, Akai snuck into her backstage interview disguised as a janitor. She attacked Kong with a dustpan to win back the Iron Man Title. A confused Kong was left asking her tag partners why they didn’t stop the cleaning lady from attacking her?

Anyway back to what happened in the ring. Kong came out parading the Iron Man Title around. She joined with Raku & Pom Harajuku for the Goodnight Express on Mina Shirakawa. However Shirakawa, Yuna Manase & Mirai Maiumi all got to show their power by getting the better of Kong at different moments. However Kong got the pin on Maiumi with the Backwards Diving Elbow Drop to end the match. Kong’s team won the match but Manase & Shirakawa still tried to get their hands on the Iron Man Title.

Akai’s match with Yuki Kamifuku became an Iron Man Title match because Akai won the belt in DDT yesterday. Kamifuku came close to winning with the Fame Asser but Akai got a rope break. Akai hit a Diving Cross Body followed by the Quetzalcoatl for the win.

In the build up to Hyper Misao’s return match against Shoko Nakajima, the two wrestlers dared each other to put their names on the line. So it was agreed that whoever lost the match will have to use a new name chosen by the winner for one month. A large pinata ball was hung above the ring with a banner inside. Whoever climbed the ladder, broke the pinata and pulled out the banner would be the winner. Also both wrestlers were allowed to bring a weapon with them. Nakajima brought along a collection of kaiju action figures. Misao announced that her weapon was Tokyo Joshi’s producer Tetsuya Koda! He agreed to help out because Misao offered him a ticket for a Hello! Project concert. However, Misao was knocked onto the kaiju toys, the Hello! Project ticket was ripped apart during a fight on the ladder and Nakajima got the banner out of the pinata to win. Nakajima will come up with Misao’s new ring name soon.

The opening match was Sena Shiori’s debut. Her and Suzume in particular shared plenty of time in the ring. Haruna Neko held Mahiro Kiryu back while Suzume submitted Shiori with a Sleeper Hold. Shiori said she wants to become a cool wrestler who can easily face against everyone.

It was announced during the show that the 2020 Tokyo Princess Cup will begin on 23rd May and the final will be held in Korakuen on 23rd July. Also Tokyo Joshi Pro’s biggest show in history will be at the Tokyo Dome City Hall on 7th November! This is the same venue where Bull Nakano held her retirement show back in 2012.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW FAN CLUB BOX OFFICE – PURE TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 3” Results

August 12, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TJPW FAN CLUB BOX OFFICE – PURE TOKYO JOSHI PRO WRESTLING 3”, 12/08/2019
Saitama Warabi Wrestle Battlehouse
107 Fans – No Vacancy

0. Exhibition Match: Mirai Maiumi Vs Izumi ended in a Time Limit Draw (3:00).
1. Shoko Nakajima defeated YUMI with a European Clutch (7:42).
2. Lucha Rules: Mil Nodocaras & Yuki Caras defeated Warrior Miu & Warrior Raku when Nodocaras pinned Miu with La Magistral Cradle (6:15).
3. Three Game Series: Hikari Noa (37) defeated Yuka Sakazaki (10).
3a. Insect Catching Showdown: Yuka Sakazaki (10) defeated Hikari Noa (7).
3b. Drawing Showdown: Hikari Noa (37) defeated Yuka Sakazaki (10) by Audience Decision.
3c. Human Watermelon Split Match: Yuka Sakazaki (10) Vs Hikari Noa (37) ended in a Time Limit Draw.
4. Captain’s Fall 2 Count Match: Mizuki, Himawari Unagi & Mahiro Kiryu (C) defeated Miyu Yamashita, Rika Tatsumi & Pom Harajuku (C) (13:50).
4a. Miyu Yamashita eliminated Himawari Unagi with the Cobra Clutch (6:20).
4b. Mizuki eliminated Miyu Yamashita with a Casadora (8:09).
4c. Rika Tatsumi eliminated Mizuki with a Backwards Cradle (10:51).
4d. Mahiro Kiryu defeated Pom Harajuku with the Oklahoma Roll (13:50).

The main event was a Mystery Captain’s Fall tag match with 2 count pins needed to win. The two captains were privately chosen backstage and would not be revealed until they were eliminated from the match. That led to the wrestlers trying to figure out who the opposing captain was while they fought each other. Rika Tatsumi suffered an embarrassing moment when she approached Mizuki to shake hands but was ignored. Miyu Yamashita submitted Himawari Unagi but she was not the captain so the match continued. When Yamashita went on offence against Mizuki, Tatsumi pleaded with her to stop. That distraction allowed Mizuki to pin Yamashita with a Casadora. Tatsumi tried to wrestle Mizuki but couldn’t bring herself to do it. She was even overcome with joy when Mizuki put her in a Sleeper Hold. Pom Harajuku pushed the sleeping Tatsumi on top of Mizuki for an unexpected 2 count elimination. An upset Mizuki said she hates Tatsumi after that. Mahiro Kiryu was the last one left on her team which meant she was the captain. Tatsumi missed the Missile Hips and struck Harajuku by mistake. Kiryu capitalized and pinned Harajuku with the Oklahoma Rool. It was revealed that Harajuku was the other captain so Kiryu’s team wins! Mizuki reconciled with Tatsumi after the match.

Yuka Sakazaki and Hikari Noa were challenged to a series of games. First was a bug catching contest. They were told that 5 cicadas, 10 stag beetles, 15 rhinoceros beetles and 20 butterflies were hidden around the venue. Noa found four cicada shells and a dung beetle which earned her 7 points. Sakazaki caught two proper cicadas which was enough to win with 10 points.

The 2nd game was a drawing contest. The rules here was both girls had to wrestle a brief match and their allotted drawing time depended on how many seconds they pinned their opponent for. Noa pinned Sakazaki for four seconds so she was given 40 seconds to draw her picture. Sakazaki pinned Noa for 7 seconds so she got 70 seconds drawing time. The subject they had to draw was Sanshiro Takagi. Despite having a shorter time limit, Noa’s drawing won the fan vote and she received 30 points.

The final and deciding game was a Human Watermelon Split Match. Sayuri Nanba wore a paper balloon over their head and sat down in the ring. Sakazaki and Noa were blindfolded and their goal was to hit the balloon with their bat. Whoever hit it first got 10,000 points. However Nanba had Tetsuya Koda and the new trainee Shiori sitting down beside her to act as a misdirection. Both Sakazaki and Noa were tricked by the audience into hitting Koda over and over until the time ran out. The game was a draw but since Noa had the most overall points from the three games she was declared the winner. When the blindfolds were taken off Sakazaki couldn’t resist hitting the balloon over Nanba’s head.

For the third time The Bakuretsu Sisters overate before a fan club show and became too ill to wrestle. They were replaced by the Mexcian lucadoras Mil Nodocaras & Yuki Caras who were in the country for some sightseeing. They were in for a fight because “Iron Man” played and the Up Up Warriors rushed down to the ring! The Nodocaras Sisters used their Japanese souvenirs to successfully fight off Warrior Miu & Warrior Raku.

YUMI had the size advantage to throw Shoko Nakajima around the ring but the gap in experience prevented her from winning. Nakajima countered the Full Nelson Buster into a European Clutch for the victory.

Izumi was given a short exhibition bout with Mirai Maiumi just to give her some ring time. She will reveal her official ring name and wrestling costume at an event in Akihabara tomorrow.