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

August 2, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP” Results

July 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.


Beer Garden Begins Tomorrow, Takanashi Box Office Update, Ohka 20th Anniversary

July 29, 2021

DDT “BEER GARDEN-LIKE PRO WRESTLING 2021 DAY 1”, 30/07/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Akito & Gota Ihashi Vs MAO & Yukio Naya
2. Texas Tornado Charinco Death Match: Sanshiro Takagi Vs SHINGO
3. Saki Akai Produce Match: Kazusada Higuchi’s Relative, Yukio Sakaguchi’s Relative & Saki Akai’s Relative Vs Kazuki Hirata’s Relative, Yuki Iino’s Relative & Keigo Nakamura’s Relative
4. Danshoku Dieno Produce Match – Kaidan Shin Numabukuro Death Match ~Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Are Also A Classic!~: Danshoku Dieno Vs Super Sasadango Machine Vs Toru Owashi Vs Yuki Ueno
5. HARASHIMA Produce Match – DISASTER BOX Vs Ganpro!: HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & Keisuke Ishii
6. Konosuke Takeshita & Yuya Koroku Vs Chris Brookes & Hideki Okatani

The main event spotlight for the opening day of Beer Garden will shine over the rookies Hideki Okatani and Yuya Koroku. The same match also has Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes rekindle their friendly(?) rivalry.

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

1. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma Vs Haruna Neko
2. Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Moka Miyamoto Vs Mirai Maiumi, Pom Harajuku & Kaya Toribami
3. Hikari Noa, Raku & Yuki Arai Vs Nao Kakuta, Marika Kobashi & Arisu Endo
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Yuki Aino Vs Miu Watanabe
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Maki Itoh Vs Suzume
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki

What happens when Yuki Arai gets added to the Up Up Girls for a match?

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: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs MAO
7. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada

The returning Mizuki Watase keeps it inside Junretsu for his first match back. How much has Okatani grown while Watase was injured?

“MASAHIRO TAKANASHI BOX OFFICE YOPPARAI IS BACK”, 03/09/2021
Shinjuku FACE

1. Dragon Sakurabo, “Old Wise Man” Human-Zee & Tiger Jeet Singh-juku Sumidagawa (w/ Haru Miyako) Vs Gota Ihashi & Antonio Honda (w/ Sayaka Obihiro & KUDO)
2. Saki Akai & Rina Yamashita Vs Yuna Mizumori & Mei Suruga
3. Yukio Sakaguchi, ken45° & Manabu Murakami Vs Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Yasu Urano
4. Kenichiro Arai Vs Baliyan Akki
5. Masahiro Takanashi & Chris Brookes Vs Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei (w/ Gorgeous Matsuno)

The card for this rescheduled show looks very different than the original. Masahiro Takanashi has since had his return match so for this show the Calamari Drunken Kings will team together for the first time since February 2020. The Brahman Brothers will make it a filthy job for them whether they like it or not.

GANBARE☆PRO “BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA PLEASURE STYLE 2021”, 25/09/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Ken Ohka 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match ~Roar Of The Lion King~: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo

Earlier this month Ken Ohka was promising to do something special for his 20th anniversary match. He came up with a big one here. Ohka teams with Isami Kodaka to face HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo! Ohka has close ties with each wrestler in this match and there is plenty of history found in every combination you can put together.

Shinjiro Otani, Minoru Fujita, Shigehiro Irie and Moeka Haruhi will be on the show.


Changes To Tomorrow’s BASARA Show, Princess Cup Quarter Final, KO-D Tag Titles Match Back On

July 26, 2021

BASARA “BASARA 164 ~GLITTER~”, 27/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Takato Nakano Vs Banana Senga
2. 3 Way Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Masato Kamino Vs Yasu Urano
3. Daiki Shimomura, Tsutomu Oosugi & Yuko Miyamoto Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
4. Itadaki Extra Edition Special Match: Gouma Vs Minoru Fujita
5. IRON FIST Tag Titles: Fuminori Abe & Takuya Nomura (c) Vs Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizawa

There are last minute changes to the card after SAGAT tested positive for Covid-19. SAGAT had been feeling unwell with a low fever during the week and went to get tested. Isami Kodaka and Takumi Tsukamoto were both in close contact with him during the period and will also miss tomorrow’s show. All three of them will be absent for two weeks so they can self isolate.

The Union MAX Title match has been postponed and Minoru Fujita will face Gouma in a singles match instead. The IRON FIST Tag Titles match has been moved up to the main event with Akiyori Takizawa substituting for SAGAT.

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

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Yuki Aino Vs Miu Watanabe
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Maki Itoh Vs Suzume
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Shoko Nakajima Vs Rika Tatsumi
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Quarter Final: Miyu Yamashita Vs Mizuki

Eight remain as the Tokyo Princess Cup moves over to Shinjuku FACE. The bracket ends here and a lottery determines who faces who in the Semi Finals.

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

1. Kininashi Wanaru ~The Universe In My Head~ Match: Yuki Iino & Yukio Naya Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Shiro Koshinaka
2. DDT Extreme Title: Shinya Aoki (c) Vs MAO
3. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada

The KO-D Tag Team Titles match is back on! Makoto Oishi is out long term so Yusuke Okada has finally joined Junretsu to make it up to him. Okada and Jun Akiyama challenge Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata for the belts.

The Double Title match is now just for one championship after Shinya Aoki lost the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title at a charity football game DDT was at. Danshoku Dieno is now the current champion. Aoki still has the DDT Extreme Title so that is up for grabs against MAO.


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.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP” Results

July 24, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 24/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
142 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Hikari Noa, Raku, Pom Harajuku & Suzume defeated Maki Itoh, Marika Kobashi, Mahiro Kiryu & Kaya Toribami when Raku pinned Toribami with the Doctor Yellow (13:37).
2. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao defeated Nao Kakuta and Arisu Endo when Misao pinned Endo with a Modified Crucifix Pin (8:14).
3. Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Moka Miyamoto defeated Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai when Miyamoto submitted Arai with the Rashomon (15:12).
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuki Aino defeated Haruna Neko with the Venus DDT (7:22).
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Mizuki defeated Mirai Maiumi with the Cutie Special (12:45).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Miyu Yamashita defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Skull Kick (11:35).

Round 2 of the Tokyo Princess Cup began with three matches today, filling up one half of the Quarter Finals. Miyu Yamashita continues her perilous journey through the tournament, advancing past Yuki Kamifuku. Yamashita was honest after the match and admitted to being a little scared because Kamifuku was stronger than she expected. Kamifuku said backstage this was her first singles match with Yamashita in four years and that was only her third ever wrestling bout back then. She was hoping that Nao Kakuta would beat her in Round 1. She would always watch Yamashita matches before but after today she is reminded to respect her seniors. So from now on Kamifuku promises to use proper honorifics, bow her head and come to meetings on time.

Yamashita also gets who she wants in the Quarter Final. Mizuki starts her tournament off on the right foot by beating Mirai Maiumi. She was in a playful mood and kept making S signs to make fun of Maiumi’s love for Strong Style. She explained after the match that she is cherishing every round due to how difficult it will be to win the Princess Cup three years in a row. Mizuki also has to face Yamashita next. Mizuki promised to do her best against her for Yuka Sakazaki. Maiumi hates losing but understands it is something you have to go through to recognize how strong your opponents really are. The difference between this year and last year is Maiumi has learned not to let her emotions get the better of her when she loses.

Yuki Aino survived being scratched to death by Haruna Neko to continue her run. Neko hit the Nekodebreaker and Jumping Nekobreaker but Aino hit back with a Bulldog Headlock and the Venus DDT to win. Neko was disappointed she wasn’t able to take advantage of her higher seeding in the bracket to win today. Aino praised her for being totally different from the last time they wrestled. Now in the Quarter Final Aino takes on Miu Watanabe in a match she is very excited to have.


Princess Cup Enters Round 2, Dramatic Survivor

July 23, 2021

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

1. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao Vs Nao Kakuta Vs Arisu Endo
2. Shoko Nakajima, Nodoka Tenma & Moka Miyamoto Vs Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai
3. Hikari Noa, Raku, Pom Harajuku & Suzume Vs Maki Itoh, Marika Kobashi, Mahiro Kiryu & Kaya Toribami
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2E: Yuki Aino Vs Haruna Neko
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2B: Mirai Maiumi Vs Mizuki
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2A: Miyu Yamashita Vs Yuki Kamifuku

Two shows in, two shows to go for the opening round rush of the Tokyo Princess Cup. The big story seems to be Mizuki having a target on her back with both Miyu Yamashita and Maki Itoh wanting to be the ones to eliminate her. If Yamashita and Mizuki both win tomorrow then they face each other in the Quarter Final. That’s if Mirai Maiumi doesn’t deliver the Miramare Shock she is always promising first. Yuki Kamifuku recently got her motorbike license so her dream of winning the tournament and being gifted with a prize bike is as strong as ever. Haruna Neko won a non-tournament 3 Way match today but can she pull it off against Yuki Aino in the Cup tomorrow?

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

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2C: Raku Vs Maki Itoh
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2D: Mahiro Kiryu Vs Suzume
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2F: Rika Tatsumi Vs Hyper Misao
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2G: Marika Kobashi Vs Shoko Nakajima

Sunday ends the series of shows and gives everyone a well deserved break for a few days. Itoh, Suzume, Hyper Misao and Shoko Nakajima jump into the action. Rika Tatsumi is determined become a champion again and will use this tournament to launch herself back to the top. Meanwhile Raku, Mahiro Kiryu and Marika Kobashi are all taking the opportunity to climb up the ladder by themselves.

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

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

Miu Watanabe is the first person to reach the quarter finals so she gets to relax a little bit.

DDT “DRAMATIC SURVIVOR 2021”, 04/09/2021
Nagoya Congress Center Event Hall

1. 1 Day Unit Tournament – Semi Final: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X
2. 1 Day Unit Tournament – Semi Final: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X
3. 1 Day Unit Tournament – Final: X, X, X & X Vs X, X, X & X

A 1 Day tournament will be held between the four big units in DDT. Every match is an 8-Man Tag Match. The units entering are DISASTER BOX, DAMNATION, Junretsu and The 37KAMIINA. The teams of four representing each unit will be decided on a later date.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP” Results

July 23, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “AMEBA PRESENTS 8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 23/07/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
142 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao & Nao Kakuta defeated Mirai Maiumi, Mahiro Kiryu & Moka Miyamoto when Nakajima pinned Miyamoto with an Inverted Hurricanrana (10:09).
2. 3 Way Match: Haruna Neko defeated Mizuki and Pom Harajuku when Neko pinned Harajuku with a School Boy (5:54).
3. Yuki Kamifuku, Raku & Suzume defeated Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh & Arisu Endo when Kamifuku pinned Endo with the Famouser (12:10).
4. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1: Miu Watanabe defeated Kaya Toribami with the Tear Drop (6:36).
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1: Yuki Aino defeated Yuki Arai with the Full Nelson Of Love And Fire (8:26).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1: Marika Kobashi defeated Nodoka Tenma with the Front Neck Lock (7:52).
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 1: Rika Tatsumi defeated Hikari Noa with the Missile Hip (14:14).

The International Princess Champion is out in Round 1! Rika Tatsumi survived the Blizzard Suplex from Hikari Noa thanks to a rope break preventing a three count. Tatsumi recovered with a Twist Of Fate and pinned Noa with the Missile Hip. She said after the match that nobody in the tournament wants to lose. But what Tatsumi is lacking at the moment is a championship. That is what makes her want to win the Tokyo Princess Cup and become a champion again! She faces Hyper Misao in Round 2. An upset Hikari questions if she should even have a championship because she was eliminated in the first round. She now wants to defend the IP Title against Tatsumi to get revenge.

Probably the upset of Round 1 belongs to Marika Kobashi. She made Nodoka Tenma submit to the Front Neck Lock. The two came into Tokyo Joshi Pro around the same time seven years ago but Kobashi had missed time over the years so there is a gulf of experience between them. Summer is the season for gals so Kobashi has the confidence to face anybody. This includes her next round opponent Shoko Nakajima. Tenma admits she feels happy for Kobashi because she is doing things in a way only she can do.

Yuki Arai’s first go around in the Princess Cup is a brief one. She put her efforts into using a Sleeper Hold on Yuki Aino. She also surprised everyone by doing a Full Nelson Buster. Aino escaped from trouble by evading the Finally Kick. She then threw her opponent with the Side Suplex and made her submit to her own Full Nelson. She praised Arai for putting up a good fight. Arai said she had a strong desire to break through the first round. She learned how to use a Full Nelson Buster because up until now she has only be doing kicking moves. Next up for Aino is Haruna Neko in Round 2.

Due to the uneven numbers entering the tournament, some wrestlers have a shorter path to the finals than others. Miu Watanabe is already through to the Quarter Finals after beating Kaya Toribami. She faces the winner of Yuki Aino Vs Haruna Neko. Toribami admitted she lost her concentration after doing the Twisting Senton from the second rope. She thinks this was the toughest match of her young career so far.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “8TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP” Results

July 22, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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


Video – 121000000/Mizuki Vs Daydream/Suzume

July 21, 2021

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

Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh & Mizuki Vs Rika Tatsumi, Miu Watanabe & Suzume