Fantastic Imanari, Wrestle Princess II Title Matches, Record Of Ragnarok, Ganpro Goes Shopping

September 17, 2021

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 18/09/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Tetsuya Endo Vs Akito Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari
4. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Koroku
5. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano
6. Yokohama Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Keigo Nakamura Vs Chris Brookes & HARASHIMA

The third man in Pheromones has been revealed. Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari has been won over by the erotic antics of this new unit and has joined their cause. The first three matches of the show have been altered slightly to fit him into the card.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~”, 20/09/2021
Aichi East Sports Center 2nd Stadium

1. Hyper Misao Vs Pom Harajuku
2. 3 Way Match: Nodoka Tenma Vs Miu Watanabe Vs Kaya Toribami
3. Mizuki Vs Arisu Endo
4. Maki Itoh Vs Moka Miyamoto
5. Hikari Noa & Suzume & Yuki Aino & Haruna Neko
6. Miyu Yamashita, Nao Kakuta & Raku Vs Yuka Sakazaki, Shoko Nakajima & Yuki Kamifuku

Things are heating up as we get closer and closer to “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”. Champions and their challengers have a few more warm-up matches with each other until then.

BASARA “BASARA 170 ~HOJIRO~”, 20/09/2021
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs SAGAT & Akiyori Takizawa
2. Jacket Match: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Shiori Asahi
3. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: FUMA (4) Vs Takato Nakano (2)
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (4) Vs Masato Kamino (2)
5. Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano Vs Isami Kodaka, Daiki Shimomura & Leo Isaka

Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League Standings

1. FUMA (4)
-. Isami Kodaka (4)
-. Ryota Nakatsu (4)
4. Masato Kamino (2)
-. Takato Nakano (2)

The league is reaching the final stage of matches. The top two wrestlers at the end of the show will face off in the final on 28th September. I don’t have the energy to figure out what happens if Takato Nakano and Masato Kamino win their matches. If both of them win then that means all five wrestlers finish in first place tied at 4 points each!

The last day of Jacket Matches were a mixed bag for Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi. He won one and lost one, leaving him stuck at #8 in the rankings. His latest opponent Shiori Asahi is currently ranked #15.

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

1. Ganjo Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuna Manase, Yuna Mizumori & YuuRI Vs Asuka, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. THE HALFEE Vs Team Sanyo Sanin Full Scale Battle: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai Vs Minoru Fujita, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Itsuki Aoki
3. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa & MAO Vs Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki
4. IJ Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai & Shota (c) Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganpro Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shigehiro Irie
6. Ken Ohka 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match ~Roar Of The Lion King~: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo

Shinjiro Otani is unable to wrestle on the show after fracturing his left arm at the last Ganbare☆Pro show. Keisuke Ishii will now face Shigehiro Irie in the special singles match. It will be the first singles match between them in over three years. MAO is also coming in to take Irie’s place in Match #3.

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

0. Under Match: Naomi Yoshimura Vs Yuya Koroku
0. Under Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Yumiko Hotta Vs Shinya Aoki & Mizuki Watase
1. Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yumehito “Fantastic” Imanari (w/ Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno) Vs Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani
2. Record Of Ragnarok Collaboration Match ~ Gods Vs Humanity~: Daisuke “Zeus” Sekimoto, Kazusada “Beelzebub” Higuchi, Yukio “Susanoo-no-Mikoto” Naya & “Apollo” Vs Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno, MAO & Keigo Nakamura
3. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
4. Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiko Vs HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata
5. DAMNATION Dissolution Match: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Shuji Ishikawa, Yuji Hino, Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

Both Konosuke Takeshita and Chris Brookes are aiming high for their KO-D Openweight Title match. Brookes is calling this the most important match in his 14 year career and he will not waste his opportunity. Takeshita wants his rivalry with Brookes to be the peak for this era of DDT, just like Kota Ibushi Vs Kenny Omega was for a previous era.

DDT is collaborating with “Record Of Ragnarok” for a special match. The series is about Humanity fighting for its very survival in a deadly fighting tournament against Gods. It has a manga, a Netflix produced anime and will soon launch a live action stage show. One team led by Daisuke Sekimoto will represent the Gods from the anime and will wrestle in special costumes made for the match. If that’s not enough, Riki Choshu will also be there to provide special guest commentary.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”, 09/10/2021
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

1. International Princess Title: Yuki Kamifuku (c) Vs Yuki Aino
2. Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel (c) Vs Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki
3. Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Maki Itoh

Two more title matches are now official. NEO Biishiki-gun have still shown interest in getting Mizuki to join them. She refuses and along with Yuka Sakazaki wants to regain the Princess Tag Team Titles.

Yuki Aino bounced back from her clean loss to Miyu Yamashita by pinning Hikari Noa in a tag match. With her recent record against champions, Aino has enough claim to challenge for the International Princess Title. Noa isn’t afraid to take the match to dangerous levels in order to keep the belt over her shoulder.

The complete card for “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” will be revealed tomorrow.

GANBARE☆PRO “TOKOROZAWA PARK TOWN BOX SHOPPING STREET SHOW”, 16/10/2021
Saitama Tokorozawa Park Town Shopping Street Fresh Ariyama

1. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & YuuRI Vs Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Shuichiro Katsumura & SAGAT Vs Kouki Iwasaki & Gota Ihashi
3. Fresh Ariyama Presents Special 6-Man Tag Match: Ken Ohka, Keisuke Ishii & Yumehito Imanari Vs Yasu Urano, Shota & Shinichiro Tominaga

Ganpro are holding a free show outside the Fresh Ariyama store in Tokorozawa Park Town. They held a show like this before two years ago but this time there will be a wrestling ring set up.


Video – NEO Biishiki-gun Vs Kakuta/Neko

September 16, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LIVE WITH YOUR TIME”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall
202 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel Vs Nao Kakuta & Haruna Neko


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~” Results

September 15, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~”, 15/09/2021
Shinjuku FACE
202 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Yuka Sakazaki, Suzume & Haruna Neko defeated Nodoka Tenma, Yuki Kamifuku & Arisu Endo when Sakazaki pinned Endo with the Magical Merry-Go-Round (9:53).
2. Hyper Misao defeated Kaya Toribami with the I Am A Hero (7:23).
3. Yuki Aino & Raku defeated Hikari Noa & Nao Kakuta when Aino pinned Noa with the UBV (Infinite Love And Flame) (10:01).
4. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel defeated Mizuki & Pom Harajuku when Sakisama submitted Harajuku with the Versailles Foot Choke (12:33).
5. Miyu Yamashita, Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai Vs Maki Itoh, Shoko Nakajima & Moka Miyamoto ended in a Time Limit Draw (20:00).

Miyu Yamashita and Maki Itoh found themselves on equal footing for most of the main event. While Miu Watanabe, Yuki Arai, Shoko Nakajima and Moka Miyamoto all had their parts to play, the match came down to Yamashita and Itoh in the final moments. Itoh countered the Crash Rabbit Heat into a Crab Hold. Yamashita reached the ropes but her Skull Kick attempt missed and Itoh put her in the Itoh Deluxe. Time ran out before we could find out if the move would make Yamashita give up. Neither woman had much to say to each other after the match.

The presence of Yuka Sakazaki at ringside during Match #4 kept bothering Sakisama. Sakazaki was only there to do ringside duties but that was enough for Sakisama to glare at her and lose focus on the match. Meanwhile Mei Saint-Michel got on Mizuki’s bad side by playing with parts of her ring costume. NEO Biishiki-gun won anyway and confronted The Magical Sugar Rabbits in the ring. Sakisama offered Mizuki to join her side so she could become more graceful, pretty and beautiful. Mizuki yelled “No!” The only thing about NEO Biishiki-gun she finds attractive are the Princess Tag Team Titles. MagiRabi want to take those belts and make the world a more peaceful place. Saint-Michel called them selfish and won’t ever forgive them for threatening to take the titles away. Sakisama accepted MagiRabi’s challenge and wants the title match to happen at “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”!

Never underestimate Yuki Aino! She pinned another champion in a tag match today, this time Hikari Noa. She told Noa that even though she lost to Yamashita recently, her fire never disappeared. Instead it burns even more! Aino then challenged Noa for the International Princess Title. Noa understands why Aino wants the title but it belongs to her. She suggested they have the match at “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”. Noa promised to blow up Aino so she can retain her cute belt.

Hyper Misao gifted Kaya Toribami her own superhero cloak to wear while they wrestled each other. The real reason was so Misao had something to pull and choke her with. Toribami caught on and got rid of the cloak. She thought it still belonged to her after the match but Misao walked off with it.


Fujita Close Contact, CDK Comeback, Otani Injured At Ganpro

September 14, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 AUTUMN ~KACHO GETSURO~”, 15/09/2021
Shinjuku FACE

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

The team-ups are done for now. Miyu Yamashita and Maki Itoh are on opposite sides for their next “WRESTLE PRINCESS II” warmup match.

Yuki Arai is quickly forming teams with her senpais. Yamashita helped train her so that’s a natural duo and she is getting along in the ring with Miu Watanabe too. The three of them team up together for the first time. Meanwhile Moka Miyamoto is becoming something of a rival to Arai as the two rookies breaking in around the same time. Shoko Nakajima gets to be the x factor in the match.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN YOKOHAMA”, 18/09/2021
Yokohama Radiant Hall

1. Tetsuya Endo Vs Hideki Okatani
2. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Mizuki Watase Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Naomi Yoshimura & Yuya Koroku
4. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Kazuki Hirata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno, Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Yukio Naya
5. Yokohama Specialty Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Keigo Nakamura Vs Chris Brookes & HARASHIMA
6. Special Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano

Minoru Fujita has been pulled from the show because he may have recently been in close contact with the Coronavirus. He is still waiting on an update so he will not be ready to compete in time if it turns out to be a negative case. Takumi Tsukamoto takes his place at the Yokohama show.

BASARA “BASARA 170 ~HOJIRO~”, 20/09/2021
Chiba 2AW Square

1. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: FUMA (4) Vs Takato Nakano (2)
2. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (4) Vs Masato Kamino (2)

The “Nameless Corps” of Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano were supposed to challenge for the UWA World 6-Man Tag Team Titles on this show. However Fujita is one third of the champions and cannot be at this show either. The title match has been cancelled for that reason.

DDT “GET ALIVE 2021”, 12/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura (c) Vs Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani
2. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Naomi Yoshimura
3. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

Fujita will likely be good to go in time for the DDT Universal Title match to go ahead.

Two former KO-D Tag Team Champions are looking to take hold of the belts again. HARASHIMA was the previous champion as part of Smile Pissari until The 37KAMIINA defeated them. This time HARASHIMA is staying inside DISASTER BOX to look for a tag partner and he ended up with Naomi Yoshimura. These wrestlers are all no strangers to each other but it is still a first time tag team match up.

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 8 ~LAUGHING GATE FORTUNE~”, 17/10/2021
Osaka City Abeno Ward Center

1. Masahiro Takanashi Returns To Osaka! Special Tag Match: Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs X & X
2. Special Singles Match To Commemorate Yukinori Matsui’s 25th Anniversary Of His Debut Two Years Later: Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro
3. Special Tag Match ~OSAKA THE BEST~: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Ueno Vs Shigehiro Irie & Naomi Yoshimura
4. Special Tag Match ~ South Osaka Great War! Izumi Vs Kishiwada: Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Inaba no Buffalo

Four Osaka wrestlers all forged by DDT are put together in one match by Yukinori Matsui. Out of the four, Shigehiro Irie is sort of the black sheep of the group. But when Matsui wants him to show up at a DDT show he is booking, Irie will always oblige.

Osaka gets the first CDK tag match in DDT since Masahiro Takanashi’s comeback.

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆CLIMAX 2021 1ST ROUND”, 24/10/2021
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

The Ganbare☆Climax tournament returns for the first time in three years. The single elimination tournament will consist of three shows in October and November. The last tournament winner was Yumehito Imanari in 2018.

Shinjiro Otani fractured his left forearm during Sunday’s match against Kouki Iwasaki. The injury requires surgery and he will not be at any of Ganbare☆Pro’s upcoming shows in September and October.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LIVE WITH YOUR TIME” Results

September 11, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LIVE WITH YOUR TIME”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall
202 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Kaya Toribami with an Omoplatta (3:46).
2. Hyper Misao & Yuki Kamifuku defeated Mizuki & Moka Miyamoto when Kamifuku pinned Miyamoto with the Famouser (9:50).
3. Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai defeated Shoko Nakajima & Arisu Endo when Watanabe pinned Endo with the Tear Drop (10:20).
4. Hikari Noa & Pom Harajuku defeated Raku & Suzume when Noa pinned Suzume with the Blizzard Suplex (8:32).
5. Maki Itoh defeated Nodoka Tenma with the Itoh Deluxe (10:44).
6. Sakisama & Mei Saint-Michel defeated Nao Kakuta & Haruna Neko when Saint-Michel pinned Neko after La Revolution (9:51).
7. Miyu Yamashita defeated Yuki Aino with the Skull Kick (12:02).

Today was a detour for Miyu Yamashita had to take on the road to “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”. Before she can defend the Princess Of Princess Title against Maki Itoh she first had to settle a score with Yuki Aino. Last week Aino pinned Yamashita in a tag match so today Yamashita needed to get her win back and prove she is in peak form. After winning the match, Yamashita called Itoh up to the ring and apologised for losing their tag match last weekend. Now they will move on from it and Yamashita swears she will beat Itoh to a pulp in Ota Ward Gymnasium! Itoh said Yamashita cannot lose to anyone but Itoh. She stuck up her middle finger and left.

Whenever Mei Saint-Michel gets in the ring with Haruna Neko she kind of loses her concentration because she just wants to play with the cat. The same happened here when she grabbed Neko by the tail and got scratched in the face. Saint-Michel later used her serving tray as a weapon and tricked Nao Kakuta into holding it so Sakisama could kick it into her face. NEO Biishiki-gun then won the match with La Revolution. It involves Saint-Michel holding Sakisama by the hand, running up to the second rope and jumping into a Flying Headscissors pin with Sakisama still holding her hand for graceful pose.

Itoh is picking up more steam with her eighth singles win in a row. After beating Nodoka Tenma today she is now ready to fight against Yamashita at least once before their Princess Title match takes place.

Yuki Arai was worried over what her physical strength would be like after a month of inactivity. Those worries went away thanks to her Idol Tag Team with Miu Watanabe. She puts Watanabe’s sense of stability as the reason they were able to beat Shoko Nakajima & Arisu Endo today. Arai got rid of Nakajima with the Full Nelson Buster so Watanabe could pin Endo with the Tear Drop. Arai hopes she can team with Watanabe more and said her enthusiasm for pro wrestling grew while she was out of action.

Yuki Kamifuku spent most of her match filming it on her phone. It was interrupted when Mizuki grabbed the phone off her. The video was streamed on the Tokyo Joshi Pro twitter account here.


All Men Are Equal Death Match, DDT Upgrades The Undercard

September 9, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marika Kobashi misses the show with a rib injury.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Yamashita Looks For Redemption, Hiroshi’s 2 Jacket Matches, YuuRI Signs With Ganpro, Busy Akiyama

September 7, 2021

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

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

On the last show Yuki Aino shocked Miyu Yamashita (and Maki Itoh) by beating her clean in the ring. Yamashita wants a singles match to avenge that loss and prove to Itoh that she will be at her best when its time for “WRESTLE PRINCESS II”. Aino beating her again would throw everything off course.

Yuki Arai is back after a month of Covid related setbacks.

BASARA “BASARA 167 ~THE 13TH FOX PRINCE~”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Jacket Match ~Hiroshi, 2 Consecutive Matches~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Takumi Tsukamoto
2. Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato Vs Fuminori Abe & Daiki Shimomura
3. Ryota Nakatsu & SAGAT Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Takato Nakano (2) Vs Masato Kamino (0)
5. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Isami Kodaka (2) Vs FUMA (2)

It’s still early days in the Next Challenger League. What we do know is Takumi Tsukamoto is guaranteed to be the Union MAX Champion defending against the league winner.

BASARA “BASARA 168 ~THE 14TH FOX PRINCE~”, 11/09/2021
Tokyo Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Jacket Match ~Hiroshi, 2 Consecutive Matches~: Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Banana Senga
2. Takumi Tsukamoto, Fuminori Abe & Yasu Urano Vs FUMA, Yusuke Kubo & Daichi Kazato
3. 3 Way Match: SAGAT Vs Daiki Shimomura Vs Tsutomu Oosugi
4. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Isami Kodaka (2) Vs Masato Kamino (0)
5. Union MAX Next Challenger Decision League: Ryota Nakatsu (2) Vs Takato Nakano (2)

Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi will be doing two Jacket Matches on the day. He is currently ranked #7 in BASARA’s Jacket rankings. His opponent on show 1 is Tsukamoto ranked at #8. His second opponent Banana Senga is unranked.

GANBARE☆PRO “HARLEY DAVIDSON & MARLBORO MAN 2021”, 12/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Ganpro Special Mixed 6-Person Tag Match: Shota, Moeka Haruhi & Miyako Matsumoto Vs Shinichiro Tominaga, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Takahiro Katori
3. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match: Cherry Vs YuuRI
4. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match: Shuichiro Katsumura Vs Shu Sakurai
5. Ganpro Four Big Singles Match ~ 26 Year Revenge For The Master: Shinjiro Otani Vs Kouki Iwasaki
6. Ken Ohka Pre-Debut 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match Part 2: Ken Ohka & Yumehito Imanari Vs Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie

Nobody expected YuuRI to sign with Ganbare☆Pro after she left JUST TAP OUT. It goes to show not all of the movements going on in joshi right now are heading towards the same destination. She gets an established opponent from the get go, taking on Cherry in her first scheduled Ganpro match.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN ASAKUSA”, 16/09/2021
Tokyo Hanayashiki Asakusa Flower Theater

1. Yuji Hino & Mad Paulie Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Yusuke Okada
2. Yuki Ueno & Antonio Honda Vs Toru Owashi & Yoshihiko
3. Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Mizuki Watase
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Kazusada Higuchi & Keigo Nakamura
5. Jun Akiyama & Hideki Okatani Vs HARASHIMA & Yuya Koroku
6. Asakusa Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata & MAO Vs Chris Brookes, Yukio Sakaguchi & Yukio Naya

The entire bottom half of the card has been changed after Pheromones demanded to be in the same match together.

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

1. Ganjo Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuna Manase, Yuna Mizumori & YuuRI Vs Asuka, Makoto & HARUKAZE
2. THE HALFEE Vs Team Sanyo Sanin Full Scale Battle: Katsuzaki Shunosuke, Moehiko Harumisawa & Shu Sakurai Vs Minoru Fujita, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Itsuki Aoki
3. Ganpro Special Tag Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Shigehiro Irie Vs Yumehito Imanari & Kouki Iwasaki
4. IJ Tag Team Titles: Kenichiro Arai & Shota (c) Vs Hagane Shinno & Shinichiro Tominaga
5. Ganpro Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinjiro Otani
6. Ken Ohka 20th Anniversary Special Tag Match ~Roar Of The Lion King~: Ken Ohka & Isami Kodaka Vs HARASHIMA & Kengo Mashimo

YuuRI also adds to the Ganbare☆Joshi roster and their fight against Yuu Yamagata’s group. YuuRI and Makoto are now included in the opening match.

The IJ Tag Team Titles match will be held under PWF Rules. That is the wrestling ruleset used by Tenryu Project.

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

1. Yuki “Sexy” Iino & Pheromones X Vs X & X
2. Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiko Vs HARASHIMA & Kazuki Hirata
3. Masahiro Takanashi DDT Return Match: Masahiro Takanashi, Toru Owashi & Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno Vs Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Antonio Honda
4. DAMNATION Dissolution Match: X Vs X
5. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Chris Brookes

This is the end for DAMNATION. They are forced to split up after losing the final of the DRAMATIC SURVIVOR tournament. What their final match will be and who will be involved is currently a mystery.

Jun Akiyama recently made the shocking confession of wanting to team with Yoshihiko! He admitted he would rather do this than challenge for the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles.

The Pheromones have been teasing the addition of a third member to their team. Whoever it is will be showing up at Korakuen Hall!

DDT “GET ALIVE 2021”, 12/10/2021
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Titles: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Akito, Hiroshi Yamato & Keigo Nakamura (c) Vs Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani
2. DDT Universal Title: Daisuke Sasaki (c) Vs Minoru Fujita

Well Akiyama is challenging for the 8-Man Tag Titles anyway. He would rather the other four members of Junretsu fight for it but Makoto Oishi is injured long term so Akiyama has to be there. Maybe a first time in-ring meeting with Yoshiaki Yatsu will motivate him. The Olympics in Japan is now completely finished but can the champions keep their flame burning?

DDT “DRAMATIC DREAMS! VOL. 8 ~LAUGHING GATE FORTUNE~”, 17/10/2021
Osaka City Abeno Ward Center

1. Special Singles Match To Commemorate Yukinori Matsui’s 25th Anniversary Of His Debut Two Years Later: Kuishinbo Kamen Vs Kikutaro
2. Special Tag Match ~ South Osaka Great War! Izumi Vs Kishiwada: Jun Akiyama & Yusuke Okada Vs Magnitude Kishiwada & Inaba no Buffalo.

Welcome to the alternate reality where Osaka Pro Wrestling still exists and has Jun Akiyama and Yusuke Okada both under contract. They’re going to have a local battle against Magnitude Kishiwada & Inaba no Buffalo. Kishiwada in particular is rather proud of being “Osaka’s Strongest Wrestler”. Time to put that to the test.


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

September 4, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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


Dramatic Survivor Tomorrow, Ganjo Conflict Continues

September 3, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO JOSHI 2021 SUMMER ~STEP AND A STEP~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Hikari Noa & Kaya Toribami
2. Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe Vs Yuki Kamifuku & Arisu Endo
3. Shoko Nakajima, Raku & Moka Miyamoto Vs Mirai Maiumi, Suzume & Haruna Neko
4. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki & Pom Harajuku Vs Hyper Misao, Nao Kakuta & Nodoka Tenma
5. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh Vs Yuki Aino & Marika Kobashi

I seriously doubt any of the women here will make the last minute trip to Chicago for the All Out Casino Battle Royal. Don’t think that needed to be said but it’s been a crazy year.

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

1. Mad Paulie Vs Keigo Nakamura
2. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Tournament – Round 1: HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata Vs Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Yuji Hino
3. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Tournament – Round 1: Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada, Mizuki Watase & Hideki Okatani Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & MAO
4. Kazusada Higuchi & Saki Akai Vs Akito & Yukio Naya
5. Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno & Yuki “Sexy” Iino Vs Sanshiro Takagi & Antonio Honda
6. Special Single Match: Chris Brookes Vs Yukio Sakaguchi
7. DRAMATIC SURVIVOR ~ Losers Advance 8-Man Tag Tournament – Decision Match: Losers Of Match #1 Vs Losers Of Match #2

Tomorrow either DISASTER BOX, DAMNATION, Junretsu or The 37KAMIINA will be no more. A fan vote on DDT’s Twitter account has DISASTER BOX as the “favourites” to lose everything and break up. Remember, if the losing team features either the KO-D Tag Team Champions or KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champions then those belts must be vacated too!

GANBARE☆PRO “GANBARE☆JOSHI PRO WRESTLING ~THE WORLD CALLS IT LOVE 2021~”, 04/09/2021
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall

1. Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Yuna Mizumori Vs Tokiko Kirihara
2. 3 Way Match: Hong Kong International Police Man Vs Makoto Vs Itsuki Aoki
3. Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling Offer Match: Keisuke Ishii Vs Shinichiro Tominaga
4. Texas Tornado Street Fight Special Mixed Tag Match: Miss Mongol & Yumehito Imanari Vs Cherry & Shota
5. Ganjo Special Tag Match: Yuna Manase & Moeka Haruhi Vs Yuu Yamagata & HARUKAZE

Yuna Manase already got a small piece of HARUKAZE ever since the latter betrayed Ganbare☆Joshi to join Yuu Yamagata’s side. Manase still wants HARUKAZE to come back to her senses so her anger is aimed more at Yamagata. What position Moeka Haruhi will take in this situation remains to be seen.

DDT “WHO’S GONNA TOP? 2021 TOUR IN OSAKA”, 05/09/2021
Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall

1. Yukio Sakaguchi & Yuya Koroku Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keigo Nakamura
2. DDT Megatonweight Single Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yuki “Sexy” Iino
3. HARASHIMA, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Akito, Mizuki Watase & Yukio Naya
4. DAMNATION Vs Junretsu!: Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Soma Takao Vs Jun Akiyama, Yusuke Okada & Hideki Okatani
5. Special Single Match: Shunma Katsumata Vs Danshoku “Dandy” Dieno
6. Osaka Specialty Special 6-Man Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno & MAO Vs Chris Brookes, Antonio Honda & Kazusada Higuchi

So does the rest of the shows in September have to change some of their matches when one of the units splits up or will there be a farewell period for the losing group? DDT hasn’t said either way.


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

September 2, 2021

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THAT’S J-PW #7”, 03/05/2021
WRESTLE UNIVERSE
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Rika Tatsumi & Suzume Vs Miyu Yamashita & Moka Miyamoto