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 “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL” Results

July 7, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 07/07/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall
420 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Mina Shirakawa defeated Pom Harajuku with the Implant DDT (4:30).
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi-Final: Yuna Manase defeated Yuka Sakazaki with the Suzuki Dynamic (10:51).
3. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi-Final: Mizuki defeated Natsumi Maki with a Cradle (7:24).
4. Nodoka Tenma, Raku & YUMI defeated Yuki Kamifuku, Himawari Unagi & Makoto Kiryu when Tenma pinned Kiryu with the Killswitch (11:04).
5. Sakisama & Misao defeated Yuki Aino & Mirai Maiumi when Sakisama pinned Maiumi with the Academy Award (10:55).
6. Shoko Nakajima, Rika Tatsumi & Hikari Noa defeated Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh & Miu Watanabe when Nakajima pinned Watanabe with the Northern Lights Suplex (14:14).
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: Mizuki defeated Yuna Manase with the Cutie Special (17:05).

For the first time the Tokyo Princess Cup final was without a trueborn Tokyo Joshi Pro wrestler. Both Mizuki and Yuna Manase are freelancers. In the final Mizuki avoided the Suzuki Dynamic that had worked so well for Manase throughout the tournament. Instead it was Mizuki who had her hand raised when she got the pin with the Cutie Special.

 

Shoko Nakajima told Mizuki after the match that they will have their TOKYO Princess Title match in Osaka on 1st September. Mizuki will treat the match as a challenge but Nakajima will treat it as a shot at revenge for being eliminated by Mizuki in the 2nd round. When she left Mizuki thanked everyone for their support and she will continue to do her best so everyone can be happy together!

A Cradle reversal is what sent Mizuki to the final over Natsumi Maki. The match got pretty rough early on when both girls gave each other Hair Whips across the ring. Maki said she done it as a calculated move because she wrestles similarly to Mizuki. In her first Tokyo Joshi tournament, Maki feels she has grown amazingly from the wins and even the loss she received.

The semi-finals kicked off with Manase eliminating Yuka Sakazaki in an upset. Manase fought out of a Modified Armlock then stunned Sakazaki with a Rolling Elbow. That gave Manase the opening to give Sakazaki the Suzuki Dynamic. Sakazaki said she wanted to see Mizuki reach the final but was upset she wouldn’t be there with her.

In the 6-Woman Tag Maki Itoh and Hikari Noa kept giving each other the middle finger. Rika Tatsumi tried to put Miyu Yamashita in the Dragon Sleeper but when she couldn’t she was still able to defend herself from Yamashita’s kicks. Miu Watanabe overpowered Shoko Nakajima with the Giant Swing but her attempt at the Tear Drop was countered into a DDT. Nakajima then finished off Watanabe with the Northern Lights Suplex.

At the beginning of the show there was a contract signing between NEO Biishiki-gun and The Bakuretsu Sisters for the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Titles match next week on 13th July. The big story from the signing involved Sakisama & Misao calling Nodoka Tenma a pig causing Tenma to bite Sakisama in the arm! Sakisama fainted but was still able to wrestle later. When NEO Biishiki-gun defeated Yuki Aino & Mirai Maiumi, Tenma came out and bit Sakisama’s arm again!

For some reason Yuki Kamifuku, Himawari Unagi & Makoto Kiryu all wanted to wrestle with YUMI in their trios match.

Pom Harajuku’s shin kicking wasn’t enough to beat Mina Shirakawa. A Backfist and the Implant DDT gave Shirakawa the win.

The next TJPW trainee was introduced to the public. Izumi will have her debut match at the 25th August Korakuen Hall show. Her official ring name and match opponents will be announced at a later date.

Su Yung returns to Tokyo Joshi on 25th August. She will also be at the 1st September Osaka Edion Arena #2 show. She previously wrestled in Tokyo Joshi back in May 2018.


This Weekend’s Cards

July 5, 2019

DDT “PRO WRESTLING KOKERA OTOSHI! YUKI IINO AND YUMEHITO IMANARI TRIBUTE! DRAMATIC SEISEKI SAKURAGAOKA PRIME MINISTER 2019”, 06/07/2019
Tokyo Seisekiaura Hall

1. 3 Way Tag Match: Mad Paulie & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda Vs Makoto Oishi & Yukio Naya
2. Yukio Sakaguchi & Kota Umeda Vs MAO & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
3. Akito, Shunma Katsumata & Mizuki Watase Vs Asuka, Mike Bailey & Yuki Ueno
4. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Chris Brookes
5. Sanshiro Takagi Marunage Match: Toru Owashi Vs Kazuki Hirata (Special Referee: Sanshiro Takagi)
6. Yumehito Imanari Triumph Match ~Wrestling Country Road~: Yumehito Imanari & Soma Takao Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano
7. Yuki Iino Triumph Match ~No Side Game If You Finish Fighting!~: Yuki Iino Vs Kazusada Higuchi

Yuki Iino and Yumehito Imanari celebrate their Tama City homecomings.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 07/07/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi-Final: Mizuki Vs Natsumi Maki
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi-Final: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Yuna Manase
3. Mina Shirakawa Vs Pom Harajuku
4. Nodoka Tenma, Raku & YUMI Vs Yuki Kamifuku, Himawari Unagi & Makoto Kiryu
5. Sakisama & Misao Vs Yuki Aino & Mirai Maiumi
6. Shoko Nakajima, Rika Tatsumi & Hikari Noa Vs Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh & Miu Watanabe
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

NEO Biishiki-gun and The Bakuretsu Sisters will have a public contract signing for their upcoming Tokyo Princess Tag Team Titles match at the beginning of the show.

BASARA “BASARA 100 ~TENKA ISHIN~”, 07/07/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. SAGAT Vs Daiki Shimomura
2. 3 Way Tag Match: Ryota Nakatsu & Akiyori Takizara Vs Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Takato Nakano & Masato Kamino
3. Aiseki Tag Vs Speed Of Sounds!: Fuminori Abe & Ikuto Hidaka Vs Tsutomu Oosugi & Banana Senga
4. Double Dragon Vs Sakigake!! Iron Family ~ Hardcore Tag Match: Ryuichi Sekine & Ryuji Ito Vs FUMA & Yusuke Kubo
5. Special Single Match: Daichi Kazato Vs Best Stretchman V3 (Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi)
6. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: Isami Kodaka Vs Minoru Fujita

We’re most likely going to find out who challenges Ryuichi Sekine for the Union MAX Title next. Usually it’s the Heaven Summit winner but maybe they’ll throw a curveball at us. The current scenario being completely dominated by Sento Minzoku is a bit weird. Something like Ryuji Ito sticking around for a shot would be something different.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TANABATA~”, 07/07/2019
Osaka Hirano Community Hall

1. MAO & Mike Bailey Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi
2. Hirata & Yuni Historical Reconciliation! Friends, Love Is Everything!!: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Yuni Vs Sanshiro Takagi, Masahiro Takanashi & Antonio Honda
3. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Mad Paulie Vs Yukio Naya
4. Osaka Specialty! Eat Away 4 Way Match: Soma Takao Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Maku Donaruto Vs Mizuki Watase
5. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Asuka & Kazusada Higuchi
6. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo Vs HARASHIMA & Chris Brookes
7. Yuki Ueno Marunage Match ~BRAND NEW TOMORROW~ Classmate Farewell Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Yuki Ueno, Nobuhiro Shimatani, Yuki Ueno

This is DDT’s last proper show before “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”. The actual go home show is the one at the elephant zoo a few days later.


Princess Cup And Heaven Summit Finals, NEO Biishiki-gun Taunts Bakuretsu Sisters, O-40 Championship

June 26, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL”, 07/07/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi-Final: Mizuki Vs Natsumi Maki
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi-Final: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Yuna Manase
3. Mina Shirakawa Vs Pom Harajuku
4. Nodoka Tenma, Raku & YUMI Vs Yuki Kamifuku, Himawari Unagi & Makoto Kiryu
5. Sakisama & Misao Vs Yuki Aino & Mirai Maiumi
6. Shoko Nakajima, Rika Tatsumi & Hikari Noa Vs Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh & Miu Watanabe
7. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: X Vs X

Two tournament finals take place in the same building on 7th July. The Tokyo Princess Cup is up first with Mizuki, Natsumi Maki, Yuka Sakazaki and Yuna Manase as the final four.

BASARA “BASARA 100 ~TENKA ISHIN~”, 07/07/2019
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall

1. Special Single Match: Daichi Kazato Vs Best Stretchman V3 (Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi)
2. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Final: Isami Kodaka Vs Minoru Fujita

Afterwards we then get the Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ final with two members of Sento Minzoku facing off. Isami Kodaka and Minoru Fujita have known each other for over 18 years but Kodaka has never gotten an opportunity to truly surpass Fujita until now.

The spirit of Best Stretchman V3 has left Daichi Kazato for a new host, Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi! Can the newly formed Perfect Best Stretchman V3 be stopped?

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “RAINBOW PINK IN NAGOYA”, 13/07/2019
Aichi Nagoya Sports Plaza Third Stadium

1. Tokyo Princess Tag Team Titles: Sakisama & Misao (c) Vs Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino

The new Tokyo Princess Tag Team Champions get their first challengers. The Bakuretsu Sisters are a united force but mind games are already being played against them. Sakisama says Yuki Aino can’t do anything without her sister’s help while Misao keeps calling Nodoka Tenma a pig, something that past members of NEO Biishiki-gun have done back when Tenma was Nodoka-oneesan.

DDT “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019”, 15/07/2019
Tokyo Ota Ward Gymnasium

0. Hotel Saint Inn Kurashiki Presents Exhibition Match: Kota Umeda Vs Keigo Nakamura
0. Nihon Partner Kaikei Services Presents Tokyo Joshi Pro Under Match: Rika Tatsumi, Nodoka Tenma & Yuki Aino Vs Natsumi Maki, Yuna Manase & Himawari Unagi
1. Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Iino & Mizuki Watase Vs Yuki Ueno, Naomi Yoshimura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
2. Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
3. DNA First Life Alumni Match: Kazusada Higuchi & Ryota Nakatsu Vs Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
4. Super Joshi Pro Wars 2019: Saki Akai Vs Yoshiko
5. Windmill Suplex 2nd Generation Vs Taiho 3rd Generation: Hideki Suzuki Vs Yukio Naya
6. O-40 Title – Weapon Rumble: Sanshiro Takagi Vs Super Sasadango Machine
7. Dramatic Dream Match: Shinya Aoki Vs Danshoku Dieno
8. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Time Difference Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Kurochan Vs Yoshiaki Yatsu Vs Shiro Koshinaka Vs Furitsuke Kamen Vs Joey Ryan Vs Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Antonio Honda Vs Kazuki Hirata Vs Mad Paulie Vs Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Gorgeous Matsuno Vs Hiroshi Yamato Vs Pokotan Vs Yuki Kamifuku
9. DDT Extreme Title: Akito (c) Vs Asuka
10. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Souken Holdings Presents: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Tako (c) Vs HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano
11. KO-D Openweight Title – BLACK OUT Presents: Tetsuya Endo (c) Vs Konosuke Takeshita

Sanshiro Takagi is on the card and he has Super Sasadango Machine to thank for it. Maybe TAJIRI too. There was a tweet from TAJIRI sent over the weekend talking about how there are different tiers of wrestling as an art form. Sasadango was offended on Takagi’s behalf when TAJIRI labelled comedy wrestling as third rate, although Takagi does not think for a moment that he was the intended target of that opinion. Even if this is a misunderstanding, Sasadango wants a match with Takagi at DDT’s biggest show of the year to prove that Takagi is anything but a third rate wrestler. He is even taking himself out of the Battle Royal to put this match together. Takagi is grateful for the opportunity and asks that their match will be a Weapon Rumble!

That’s not all, Sasadango brought up that there are now many pro wrestlers who are active in their forties including himself, Takagi and TAJIRI. He wants to inspire the DDT fans from the same age group that they can still do their best. To do this there should be a new championship. There used to be a U-30 Title for wrestlers under thirty years olds to fight over, now there should be an O-40 Title for the wrestlers over forty! Takagi thinks the idea is interesting and agrees that the winner of their match will become the first champion. After all, Takagi wants his pro wrestling to change everyone’s life and he also still wants to be a champion. Sasadango also suggested that the loser should reply to TAJIRI’s tweet.

DDT “ROJO PRO WRESTLING IN TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2019”, 02/08/2019
Tokyo Odaiba SMILE GARDEN Stage

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Falls Count Anywhere Battle Royal: Toru Owashi (c) Vs Sanshiro Takagi Vs Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi Vs Maki Itoh Vs Hikari Noa Vs Miu Watanabe Vs Raku

DDT returns to the Tokyo Ido Festival and they are bringing the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title with them. Whoever the champion is has to be at the festival to defend the belt.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP” Results

June 22, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 22/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
316 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yuki Aino & Pom Harajuku defeated Himawari Unagi & Makoto Kiryu when Aino pinned Kiryu with the Side Suplex (9:24).
2. Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa defeated Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Mirai Maiumi when Manase pinned Maiumi with the Suzuki Dynamic (9:08).
3. Sakisama & Misao defeated Nodoka Tenma & Raku when Misao submitted Raku with the Libera Me (11:37).
4. Reika Saiki & Rika Tatsumi defeated Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh when Saiki pinned Itoh with the Jackhammer (14:38).
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Miu Watanabe with the Osaekomi Backslide (12:53).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Mizuki defeated Shoko Nakajima with the Diving Foot Stomp (14:32).

The Magical Sugar Rabbits join Natsumi Maki and Yuna Manase in the Tokyo Princess Cup final four. Mizuki won against Shoko Nakajima when she blocked the Diving Senton with her knees. Mizuki then countered the Unmanned Local Train Hold into the Cutie Special for a nearfall and got the pin with the Diving Foot Stomp.

Yuka Sakazaki had a tough time trying to beat Miu Watanabe and almost became the next big upset in the tournament. She got put in the Giant Swing, the Canadian Backbreaker and even took the Tear Drop. Luckily for Sakazaki she landed near the ropes and had enough time to kickout of the pin after she was pulled away. Watanabe went for the Laserbeam strike but Sakazauki dodged it and pinned Watanabe with the Osaekomi Backslide.

The semi-final lottery was held to determine the matches. Mizuki drew Maki and Sakazaki gets Manase. The semi-finals and final take place on 7th July.

Reika Saiki wrestled her last match as a regular for Tokyo Joshi Pro, even scoring the pinfall. Saiki said she feels indebted to Tokyo Joshi for the three years she spent with them. During the match she & Rika Tatsumi did stereo Figure 4 Leg Locks together, Keiji Muto style. Saiki said that although she began in WRESTLE-1 and will always be a part of that company, she grew up here and will continue to work hard in the joshi world. She will get the chance to wrestle in Toyko Joshi again someday.

Yuki Aino took the bullet for her sister Nodoka Tenma during Match #4. Sakisama went to give Tenma a Running PK from the apron but Aino put herself in front of Tenma to keep her out of harm’s way. Tenma was then able to hit a Cross Body on Sakisama from the apron. That didn’t help Raku though since she submitted to Misao moments later. Misao insulted Tenma after the match prompting Aino to defend her again. She said Tenma always protected her because she is strong. Together they are strong too and they can prove it by winning the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Titles! The challenge was accepted but Sakisama told Aino that she can’t do anything without her sister. She pointed her rose towards Aino but Tenma suddenly grabbed the rose and ate it!

Maki Itoh wants to form a tag team with Miyu Yamashita and compete for the Princess Tag Titles. She also confirms that Chris Brookes is now a member of the Itoh Respect Army.


Endo Heel Injury, Takagi Takes His Place, Elephant Kingdom

June 21, 2019

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 22/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yuki Aino & Pom Harajuku Vs Himawari Unagi & Makoto Kiryu
2. Sakisama & Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma & Raku
3. Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Mirai Maiumi
4. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh Vs Reika Saiki & Rika Tatsumi
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Miu Watanabe
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Shoko Nakajima Vs Mizuki

Shoko Nakajima and Mizuki are no strangers to each other. They have fought each other plenty of times in big tag matches but only have one previous singles match together. That happened around 18 months ago and Nakajima was the winner back then. Yuka Sakazaki and Miu Watanabe also had only one singles match between each other until now. That was back during Watanabe’s rookie year, which was only 8 months ago but you get what I’m saying.

BOYZ “HARAJUKU KAWAII SPECIAL ~WOMEN FESTIVAL 17~”, 23/06/2019
Tokyo Belle Epoque Beauty School 2nd School Hall

1. Keisuke Ishii Vs Kazuki Hirata
2. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Kota Umeda
3. 3 Way Tag Match: Yukio Sakaguchi & MAO Vs Chris Brookes & Mizuki Watase Vs Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani
4. Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Kouhei Kinoshita & Jun Masaoka
5. Good Shape Match: Mad Paulie & Hiroshi Yamato Vs Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
6. The First BOYZ For Being BOYZ Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Masahiro Takanashi Vs Makoto Oishi & Akito

Tetsuya Endo injured his left heel during the pool wrestling show but it is only minor. The injury came from one of the ladder spots during his impromptu KO-D Openweight Title match with Sanshiro Takagi. He has been pulled out of the remaining bookings for the rest of June. But all he is missing is this weekend’s BOYZ show and the Korakuen Hall show at the end of the month. Mad Paulie takes Endo’s place at the BOYZ show.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019”, 30/06/2019
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase & Nobuhiro Shimatani
1. Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Saki Akai & Asuka
2. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kota Umeda
3. DDT Megaton Class One Match: Kazusada Higuchi Vs Yukio Naya
4. HARASHIMA & Shinya Aoki Vs MAO & Mike Bailey
5. Danshoku Dieno MMA Countermeasure Series: Danshoku Dieno Vs Makoto Oishi (Sambo), Toru Owashi (Sumo), Antonio Honda (Judo), Super Sasadango Machine (Kendo), Hiroshi Yamato (Wrestling), Kazuki Hirata (Swimming), Masahiro Takanashi (Boxercise) & Mad Paulie (Kabaddi)
3. Yukio Sakaguchi Vs Kota Umeda
6. KO-D Tag Team Titles: Daisuke Sasaki & Soma Takao (c) Vs Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura
7. Road To Wrestle Peter Pan! Special 3 Way Match: Konosuke Takeshita Vs Chris Brookes Vs Sanshiro Takagi

Endo sent a message to the DDT office alerting them to his injury. The message also said Endo admired Takagi’s cash in on him so much that he wants Takagi to be his replacement for the Korakuen main event. Takagi’s failure to win the KO-D Title means he is currently locked out of “WRESTLE PETER PAN 2019” with no place for him available on the card. Now he finds himself in a Korakuen main event for the first time in ages with something to prove.

DDT “ROJO PRO WRESTLING IN ICHIHARA ELEPHANT KINGDOM ~WHY IS THE ELEPHANT’S NOSE LONG~”, 11/07/2019
Ichihara Elephant Kingdom

HARASHIMA, Sanshiro Takagi, MAO, Chris Brookes, Hiroshi Yamato, Tsubasa Kuragaki and more.

DDT found an elephant zoo and wants to book a match there. They also got Tsubasa Kuragaki from Oz Academy to take part. I honestly don’t know what else to say.


This Weekend’s Cards, Saiki’s Last TJPW Match

June 14, 2019

DDT “SAKI AKAI TRIUMPH! ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOJI~”, 15/06/2019
Kyoto KBS Hall

1. 3 Way Match: Toru Owashi Vs Masahiro Takanashi Vs Gota Ihashi
2. Yukio Sakaguchi, Antonio Honda & Yukio Naya Vs Hiroshi Yamato, Kota Umeda & Mizuki Watase
3. Japanese English Handsome King No. 1 Decision Match: Chris Brookes Vs Makoto Oishi
4. DAMNATION Vs DISASTER BOX!: Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yuki Ueno Vs Naomi Yoshimura
5. DAMNATION Vs ALL OUT!: Tetsuya Endo, Soma Takao & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata
6. Kazusada Higuchi Marunage Match ~ DDT Yuru-chara Rebellion: Doradori-kun Vs Pokotan
7. Saki Akai, The 4th Local Triumph! Kyoto Specialty Special Tag: HARASHIMA & Saki Akai Vs MAO & Asuka

Recently Saki Akai and Asuka have been teaming together. Things will be different tomorrow.

GANBARE☆WRESTLING “N.O. 2019”, 16/06/2019
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. Australian Single Match! First Time Visiting Japan Vs Living In Japan: Champ Phoenix Vs Choun-Shiryu
2. Aim For First Victory! Young Warrior Vs Song Writer!: Shuhei Washida Vs Mitomi Masayuki
3. Flying To Saitama Vs Flying Cross Armbreaker!: Keisuke Ishii & Moeka Haruhi Vs Shuichiro Katsumura & HARUKAZE
4. Oji Chief Rivals! Ganpro & PochaJo Allied Forces Vs Real GUTS Army & Yoshimura Pro Wrestling Allied Forces – Scramble Bunkhouse 6-Man Tag Team Street Fight: Ken Ohka, Yumehito Imanari & Miss Mongol Vs Guts Ishijima, Masked Mystery & Shota
5. Grasp The Best WONDERFUL LIFE! Iwasaki’s Greatest! – Southside Wrestling World Title: Shigehiro Irie (c) Vs Kouki Iwasaki

A title match, the next battle in the war of indies and an Australian comes to visit.

DDT “ROAD TO PETER PAN 2019 ~DRAMATIC DREAM TENMUSU~”, 16/06/2019
Aichi Nagoya City Kashiwajima Sports Center

1. Akito, Antonio Honda & Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Asuka, Toru Owashi & Naomi Yoshimura
2. Soma Takao & Nobuhiro Shimatani Vs Yukio Sakaguchi & Makoto Oishi
3. HARASHIMA, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase Vs Kota Umeda, MAO & Yukio Naya
4. Daisuke Sasaki Vs Yuki Ueno
5. Yukio Sakaguchi Marunage Match ~ Mascara Contra Cabellera: Ultraman Robin Vs Gota Ihashi (Special Referee: Yukio Sakaguchi)
6. Nagoya Specialty! Miso Stew Special 3 Way Tag Match: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie Vs Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata Vs Chris Brookes & Masahiro Takanashi

Yukio Sakaguchi has made himself the referee for the Mask Vs Hair match.

BASARA “BASARA 98 ~ASUKAYAMA~”, 16/06/2019
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR

1. FUMA & Trans-Am ★ Hiroshi Vs Best Stretchman V3 & Stretchman Man
2. Takumi Tsukamoto & Yasu Urano Vs Fuminori Abe & Masato Kamino
3. Sento Minzoku Vs Sakigake!! Iron Family: Ryuichi Sekine & Daiki Shimomura Vs SAGAT & Yusuke Kubo
4. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2B: Isami Kodaka Vs Tsutomu Oosugi (w/ Banana Senga)
5. Heaven Summit ~Itadaki~ – Round 2A: Takato Nakano Vs Ryota Nakatsu

We’re already getting one underdog story in the Heaven Summit with SAGAT making the semi-finals. An even bigger one will be Takato Nakano especially if he beats Ryota Nakatsu.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “TOKYO PRINCESS CUP”, 22/06/2019
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Yuki Aino & Pom Harajuku Vs Himawari Unagi & Makoto Kiryu
2. Sakisama & Misao Vs Nodoka Tenma & Raku
3. Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku & Mina Shirakawa Vs Natsumi Maki, Hikari Noa & Mirai Maiumi
4. Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh Vs Reika Saiki & Rika Tatsumi
5. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Shoko Nakajima Vs Mizuki
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Round 2: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Miu Watanabe

Reika Saiki’s last match as a Tokyo Joshi Pro regular is against her former tag partners Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh.