Azusa Takigawa To Graduate, Sakisama Leaving For Paris

August 14, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “BRAND NEW WRESTLING 2 ~NOW IT’S TIME TO ATTACK~”, 25/08/2018
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Hikari & Raku Vs Miu & Hinano
2. Nodoka’s New Ring Name, New Costume, New Theme Song: Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino Vs Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku
3. Hyper Misao Vs Priscilla Kelly
4. Azusa Takigawa Vs Saki Akai
5. Special Single Match: Shoko Nakajima Vs Riho
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Reika Saiki & Maki Ito
7. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) Vs Yuu

More sad news coming out of Tokyo Joshi Pro in the lead-up to their next Korakuen Hall show. Azusa Takigawa has announced she will graduate from Tokyo Joshi later this year with her final match taking place on 27th October. This had been planned for around a year with Takigawa consulting with management over the decision. Talks went away when Takigawa was brainwashed by NEO Biishiki-gun and transformed into Azusa Christie. But with her persona back to normal and her memories returned, she is sticking with her plan to graduate this year. For her final appearance in Korakuen Hall, Takigawa wanted to fight Saki Akai. When Takigawa visited Tetsuya Koda in late 2014 to join Tokyo Joshi it happened around the same time when Akai won the Best Rookie category in the Tokyo Sports Awards. Takigawa was worried about entering wrestling when she was given the article about Akai winning the award. What Takigawa saw was a beautiful person working so hard on pro wrestling and she admired Akai ever since. Akai has spent all this time working for DDT instead of Tokyo Joshi so Takigawa never got the chance to wrestle her until now. Since Akai has a modelling contract with Oscar Promotion, Takigawa hopes that if she wins the match she can use Akai’s connection to get signed to the agency as a caster or reporter. She’s been working hard for the last three years so she believes she has the power to make her dream come true! While Akai has been absent from Tokyo Joshi for a long time, she’s still been paying attention to the brand and has watched Takigawa grow. She thinks Takigawa is showing great courage to graduate at this time.

That isn’t the only absence in the roster coming up. Sakisama next gave everyone the news that she will be returning to Paris after the 18th August show and will no longer be wrestling for Tokyo Joshi, for a while at least. Sakisama was already planning to leave with the rest of NEO Biishiki-gun earlier this month but she decided to stay behind for a little bit for a personal reason. She has an eye out for her upcoming opponent Hikari. She called her the “Blue Fruit” of the Up Up Girls and she wants to squeeze all the juice out of her before she leaves for Paris. Sakisama said it was inspiring to see Azusa Christie wrestle against her at the Beer Garden show. Before Christie was too dependent on her like a child but Sakisama got to see her change as they fought each other. Plus it was even a little fun, Sakisama admits.

The two teams in the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles match have signed the contract to make it official. Mizuki said she has twice tried to win the belts with Maki Ito for Maki Ito. This time she has the chance to win it for herself so she doesn’t want to miss that opportunity. Yuka Sakazaki wants revenge on Reika Saiki for losing the TOKYO Princess Title to her last year. Saiki has come around on the idea of teaming with Ito for the match. She thinks having Ito as her partner raises her chances of regaining the titles she never lost. Ito describes her feelings about Mizuki joining another team being like finding out a boyfriend has found another woman. However she can use this disappointment as motivation to win the championships. Even if she fails it will be valuable experience.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN ITABASHI!” Results

August 12, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN ITABASHI!”, 12/08/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
219 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Mizuki defeated Miu with a Facelock (6:58).
2. Hyper Misao defeated Hinano with the Hypami Returns (6:51).
3. Nodoka-oneesan & Yuki Aino defeated Shoko Nakajima & Raku when Nodoka pinned Raku with the Backflip (10:47).
4. Sakisama defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Versailles Foot Choke (0:30).
4a. Rematch: Sakisama defeated Yuki Kamifuku with a Half Crab Hold (5:29).
5. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Azusa Takigawa with the Osaekomi Backslide (9:02).
6. Yuu & Yuna Manase defeated Miyu Yamashita & Hikari when Yuu submitted Hikari with the Katahajime (13:08).

Yuu was ruthless in the main event! She targeted Miyu Yamashita with the Katahajime even though Yamashita was not the legal wrestler at that point in the match. That was all part of Yuu’s plan because that meant she didn’t have to let go when Yamashita grabbed onto the ropes! When Yuu was finished with Yamashita, she then put Hikari in the Katahajime to make her submit. Yuu then told Yamashita she is looking forward to their TOKYO Princess Title match on 25th August. Yuna Manase doesn’t have a match made for the show yet but she is looking forward to finding out what it will be.

Azusa Takigawa is feeling like herself again and said she felt like she’s been in a deep sleep for the last nine months. She struggled a little bit with dizziness as she wrestled Yuka Sakazaki but eventually got back into the swing of things. Although she is no longer Azusa Christie, Takigawa still attempted the Christie Agape finisher but it was countered into the Osaekomi Backslide to win the match for Sakazaki.

Sakisama was able to beat Yuki Kamifuku so quickly because Kamifuku had the nerve to grab a piece of Sakisama’s costume when the match started. Kamifuku pleaded for a rematch or else she would be fired for her poor performance. She did a little better in the restart but Sakisama made her give up again to make it two wins in a row.

Since today was the last time Nodoka-oneesan would be using her gimmick in the Kanto region she wanted Sanshiro Takagi and Tetsuya Koda to join in the Ping Pong Pang Exercise. Koda agreed to do it when Nodoka said it would impress his favourite idol Marika Makino.

Hyper Misao bought five copies of Young Jump magazine so she could vote for Hinano in an idol contest the magazine is doing. Hinano later drank water and imitated a Drunken Fist fighting style.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~TOKYO JOSHI PRO DAY~” Results

August 4, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “FIGHTING BEER GARDEN 2018 ~TOKYO JOSHI PRO DAY~”, 04/08/2018
Shinjuku FACE
528 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1: Reika Saiki & Miu defeated Yuu & Yuki Kamifuku when Saiki pinned Kamifuku with the Jackhammer (8:13).
2. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Nodoka-oneesan & Raku ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
2a. Sudden Death Rock, Paper, Scissors: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Nodoka-oneesan with Paper.
3. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1: Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao defeated Yuna Manase & Hinano when Misao pinned Hinano with La Magistral Cradle (7:29).
4. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Round 1: Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito defeated Hikari & Yuki Aino when Yamashita submitted Aino with a Modified Cobra Clutch (8:16).
5. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Semi-Final: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki defeated Reika Saiki & Miu when Mizuki pinned Miu with the Diving Foot Stomp (6:47).
6. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Semi-Final: Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao defeated Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito when Nakajima pinned Ito with the Northern Lights Suplex (8:58).
7. Sakisama & Martha defeated Azusa Christie & Yukio Saint Laurent when Sakisama pinned Christie with the Academy Award (12:57).
8. Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament 2018 Summer – Final: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki defeated Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao when Sakazaki pinned Misao with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (14:16).

The makeshift team known as the Magical Sugar Rabbits came out as the winners of the first Yeah! Metcha Tag Tournament. The big story is the day before the show, news came out that the Muscle JK Strikers vacated the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles because Marika Kobashi is not ready to return from injury yet. When Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki won the tournament today they both asked Tetsuya Koda to give them the belts and make them the new champions. Koda told them no. The belts will instead be put on the line at Korakuen Hall on 25th August. Sakazaki & Mizuki convinced Koda to put them in the match. When he did, Maki Ito came down to the ring. At first Ito was annoyed that Mizuki is going after the Tag Titles without her. But she’s willing to let that slide if she gets to be on the other team. She even knows who her partner will be, Reika Saiki! Saiki told Ito she wants to wait for Kobashi to be cleared so the Strikers can get their belts back. However Kobashi gave Saiki her blessing to go ahead because she doesn’t know when she will return to the ring. Saiki isn’t thrilled with the idea but she accepted Ito’s offer. Sakazaki & Mizuki Vs Ito & Saiki for the vacant Tag Titles is now set!

 

The battle of NEO Biishiki-gun was tense throughout. Sakisama and Yukio Saint Laurent were careful not to make the first mistake when the match began. They both tagged out without laying a finger on each other. When Martha and Azusa Christie faced off they fought using Martha’s mop as a weapon. The match heated up to the point where Laurent took out his anaesthetics and jabbed both Sakisama & Martha in the back with them. Martha grabbed her mop and used it to great effect on Laurent. Christie gave Sakisama the Christie Agape but it only got a two count. Sakisama caught Christie by surprise with the Versailles Foot Choke. Christie had enough strength left to kick out of a Running PK but the Academy Award put her down for the count. After the match Sakisama said she now understands how Laurent got Christie to act against orders. It was all so Laurent could cut out the weak part of Christie’s heart. She is no longer weak. She is now a good woman and it is time for her to fly away. Sakisama and Martha will be returning to Paris so they can spend the rest of the summer travelling the world. It was time for them to go and leave Christie by herself. Christie began to cry because she is all alone. She cannot do anything on her own.

 

Suddenly a voice called out to her. It’s Nonoko! She told Christie she is not alone. Everybody in Tokyo Joshi Pro is there to support her. Nonoko reminded Azusa that she was the No. 1 Announcer in Tokyo Joshi. She also brought up Konsho-gun and she handed Azusa an issue of Zexy Magazine. Azusa remembers she wants to get married as an announcer! There were celebrations all round until Nonoko accidentally hit Azusa in the head with the magazine. When she came too her first words were “Where am I? Who am I?”

Thankfully her memories came back to her at the end of the show. She reintroduced herself as Azusa Takigawa, a 30 year old woman who aspires to be an announcer. Rika Tatsumi pointed out that Takigawa turned 31 last month. Takigawa doesn’t remember that so she’s still 30.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN SHINKIBA!” Results

July 21, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “GO AHEAD, HOT GUYS IN SHINKIBA!”, 21/07/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
287 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Miu defeated Raku with the Canadian Backbreaker (7:15).
2. Yuna Manase defeated Hinano with the Kakato Drop (5:50).
3. 3 Way Match: Hyper Misao defeated Yuki Kamifuku and Hikari when Misao pinned Kamifuku with La Magistral Cradle (6:15).
4. Shoko Nakajima defeated Yuki Aino with the Northern Lights Suplex (10:14).
5. Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki defeated Sakisama, Azusa Christie & Martha when Mizuki pinned Christie with the Aquamarine (14:50).
6. Yuka Sakazaki & Rika Tatsumi defeated Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan when Tatsumi submitted Nodoka with the Dragon Sleeper (15:20).

Before the main event began Nodoka-oneesan told everyone she only has a few matches left before she graduates from her current gimmick. She then got booed when she said that everybody loves to work for a company. Yuka Sakazaki & Rika Tatsumi had some fun at Nodoka’s expense by stomping on her while doing the Ping Pong Pang exercises. Yuu tried to change the tide but she was kept away and Tatsumi made Nodoka submit to the Dragon Sleeper. After the match Sakazaki and Tatsumi said that it is hot as hell lately but everyone should still come to the Beer Garden show on 4th August.

NEO Biishiki-gun is falling apart! Azusa Christie’s jealousy of Martha reared its ugly head again and caused problems for the team. The worst happened when Christie grabbed Martha’s mop and accidentally hit Sakisama with it! That distraction led to Mizuki pinning Christie with the Aquamarine. Christie blamed Martha for Sakisama’s beautiful face getting defiled. However Sakisama stood up for Martha and scolded Christie for complaining so much. She thinks it is time for Christie to get her reeducation treatment again. Yukio Saint Laurent entered the ring and was ordered to use his injection on Christie. Laurent instead pointed his syringe at Sakisama! Realising what was happening, Sakisama told Tetsuya Koda to make a match between Sakisama & Martha against Christie & Laurent at the 4th August Beer Garden show. Christie must now fight Sakisama but in her mind this is the chance to show all of her love to her.

At first Hyper Misao and Yuki Kamifuku teamed up on Hikari because they are part of Up Up Girls (Fake) and Hikari is more of a real idol than they are. That plan went away when they kept on hitting each other by accident. Kamifuku eventually decided to sit out the rest of the match but that was only so she could try to steal the win when the other two got tired. Misao then caught Kamifuku with La Magistral Cradle to get the win.

Hinano tried to make Yuna Manase drop her guard by crying whenever Manase attacked her. Manase soon did the same herself to even the score.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL FIGHT” Results

July 8, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “THE 5TH TOKYO PRINCESS CUP FINAL FIGHT”, 08/07/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku KFC Hall
404 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuu defeated Nodoka-oneesan by TKO with the Katahajime (7:38).
2. Tokyo Princess Cup – Semi Final: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Rika Tatsumi with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (13:25).
3. 3 Way Match: Yuna Manase defeated Hyper Misao and Yuki Aino when Manase pinned Aino with the Kakato Drop (8:09).
4. Sakisama, Azusa Christie & Martha defeated Shoko Nakajima, Yuki Kamifuku & Hikari when Sakisama submitted Hikari with the Versailles Foot Choke (12:19).
5. Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki defeated Miu, Raku & Hinano when Ito pinned Hinano with the DDT (10:28).
6. Tokyo Princess Cup – Final: Yuu defeated Yuka Sakazaki with the Last Ride (9:44).

For the 2nd time Yuu has won the TOKYO Princess Cup! The final rounds took place today with Yuu beating Nodoka-oneesan and Yuka Sakazaki beating Rika Tatsumi to set up the main event. Yuu’s big win happened when she caught Sakazaki in midair and Power Bombed her. She then hit the Last Ride Power Bomb for the three count. Yuu let out a big cry when she won.

Yuu said she first won the Princess Cup two years ago. She wasn’t afraid of anything back then because she was undefeated and she had a lot of fun with wrestling. This time however there is a lot on her mind. She lost the TOKYO Princess Title, the girls around her a getting stronger and there are new juniors underneath her filling up the Tokyo Joshi Pro roster. It has her wondering where her place in Tokyo Joshi is. But the one thing she can do without fail is believe in her strength. She believes in her wrestling and is happy to be a part of Tokyo Joshi. She might be in a better place now than she was two years ago. That leads to something else Yuu wants to do. She called out Miyu Yamashita and challenged her to a TOKYO Princess Title match! Yuu believes she has to be at a certain level to fight for the championship and today she reached it. Yamashita said of course she accepts the challenge. Yamashita knows her strength the best and told Yuu not to limit herself. Yamashita wants both herself and Yuu to be at their mental and physical best until one of them runs out. The match will take place on the 25th August Korakuen Hall show. Yuu promised she will be standing in the ring at the end of the summer as the TOKYO Princess Champion!

In the semi-finals, Nodoka was beaten with the Katahajime but she never gave up. The referee had to stop the match when she lost consciousness. Nodoka thanked everyone for their support and said she changed a lot of minds in just three matches. She wants to take the next step this summer.

Tatsumi threw everything she had at Sakazaki including a surprise attack to start the match. Sakazaki was able to escape the Dragon Sleeper by rolling out of it. She then countered the Dragon Twist Of Fate into the Merry Go Round. That put Tatsumi in position for the Magical Magical Girl Splash to give Sakazaki the victory. It was a blow for Tatsumi because she anticipated reaching the final.

Maki Ito Headbutted her way out of trouble and score the win for her team.

NEO Biishiki-gun won their match in spite of some tension between Azusa Christie and Martha. Christie got in the way whenever Martha & Sakisama did double team moves together. Hikari from the Up Up Girls almost got a surprise win over Sakisama with a Cobra Twist and a Sleeper Hold but Sakisama eventually made her give up to the Versailles Foot Choke. Christie and Martha continued to bother each other after the match so Sakisama ordered both of them to sit down. She told both of them how ugly they were acting today. Sakisama loves both of them equally. Christie protested and said she only wants Sakisama to love her. Sakisama asked Christie if she trusts her and Christie eventually replied with “Only Saki’s love is the truth”. Now calm, Christie admitted she may have judged Martha too soon. She promises to be more strong, friendly and beautiful for Sakisama in the future. Christie and Martha reconciled and look to be back on the same page. For now.

Hyper Misao thinks Yuki Aino needs a heroic awakening to win a match so she gave her a superhero mask similar to her own to wear. When Aino put the mask on, she found out that the mask allows Misao to talk directly to her heart. Yuki Aino turned into Hyper Yuki and she did a lot of Misao’s mannerisms. The power did help Aino when she fought Yuna Manase but every time she made progress, Misao ran in to try and steal the pin. Aino had enough of Misao taking advantage of her and wrestled the rest of the match without the mask. But without the extra power, Aino fell to Manase and lost the match.

Two new trainees introduced themselves. Mahiro is from Gunma. Himawari Unagi is a Youtuber and an actor. Both girls began their training in May.

A one day tag team lottery tournament will take place at the Tokyo Joshi Pro Beer Garden show on 4th August. The Yeah! Metcha Tag Team Tournament 2018 Summer will feature between 6 to 8 teams made up of random pairings. The winning team will receive a gorgeous prize named after the summer.

Priscilla Kelly returns to Tokyo Joshi in August. Her confirmed shows so far are 18/8 in Nagoya and 25/8 in Korakuen.


NIHON KOGAKUIN COLLEGE X DDT “BREAKTHROUGH LIMIT ~PREMIUM ONE NIGHT ONLY~” Results

June 29, 2018

NIHON KOGAKUIN COLLEGE X DDT “BREAKTHROUGH LIMIT ~PREMIUM ONE NIGHT ONLY~”, 29/06/2018
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
??? Fans

1. Antonio Honda defeated Makoto Oishi with the Diving Fist Drop (11:35).
2. Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima defeated Miyu Yamashita & Yuki Aino when Sakazaki pinned Aino with the Magical Girl Splash (8:47).
3. Danshoku Dieno & Kazusada Higuchi defeated Konosuke Takeshita & Akito when Higuchi pinned Akito with the Doctor Bomb (11:36).

This show was put together as production practice for an event planning course provided by the Nihon Kogakuin College. The show introduction went off to a bad start when Danshoku Dieno was more interested with getting his hands on Akito than ensuring the show would go on without a hitch. Then in the main event Dieno demanded that if his team wins he would get to take Endo, the head student in charge of the project away with him. Dieno’s team did win the main event and Takeshita apologised to the students for letting them down. Takeshita also taught the students a lesson that when they go out into the world as adults it will be common for them to have more failures than success. It is up to them to figure out would they give up if they face unreasonable things in their lives. Takeshita & Akito gathered the rest of the students together in a circle and together they promised to make a brighter future for Japan. Dieno was so touched by this moment that he freed Endo and allowed him to join the others.

Two games were held in the ring in between Matches #2 and #3. Makoto Oishi beat Antonio Honda in a singing contest. Miyu Yamashita & Yuki Aino beat Yuka Sakazaki & Shoko Nakajima in a balloon popping contest.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “UP UP TOKYO JOSHI ~ALL UPPER KICK TOGETHER!~” Results

June 27, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “UP UP TOKYO JOSHI ~ALL UPPER KICK TOGETHER!~”, 27/06/2018
Shinjuku FACE
300 Fans – Super No Vacancy

-. Up Up Girls (Temporary) Start From LIVE! Arm Wrestling Showdown: Saki Mori defeated Hyper Misao.
1. Up Up Girls (Fake) Shinjuku Super Battleball: Nodoka-oneesan defeated Yuki Kamifuku (w/ Makoto Oishi & Hyper Misao) with the Back Flip (5:47).
2. Sakisama & Azusa Christie defeated Yuna Manase & Yuki Aino when Sakisama submitted Aino with the Versailles Foot Choke (9:11).
3. Yuu & Reika Saiki defeated Maki Ito & Mizuki when Yuu submitted Ito with the Katahajime (11:02).
4. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Rika Tatsumi defeated Raku with the Figure 4 Leg Lock (7:42).
5. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Hinano with the Magical Magical Girl Splash (5:53).
6. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Shoko Nakajima defeated Hikari with the Northern Lights Suplex (5:40).
7. Continue To Challenge, FIGHTING GIRLS! Challenge Match: Miyu Yamashita defeated Miu with the Attitude Adjustment (9:43).

The entire Up Up Girls organization turned up for this special crossover event with Tokyo Joshi Pro. The show was made up of matches featuring the Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) against four of the best that Tokyo Joshi has to offer. The Up Up Girls idol unit performed songs inbetween the matches and interacted with the Tokyo Joshi roster throughout the day. The Up Up Girls (Fake) crashed the show and tried to get involved too.

The end result for the challenge match series was 4-0 in favour of Tokyo Joshi. It was an emotional day for the Up Up Girls but they did the most that they could with their limited experience. Raku loves the way she fights in the ring and she almost cried when she entered the ring today. Hikari wonders how much she can grow around pro wrestling in the future. She was intimidated by having to wrestle Shoko Nakajima until Nakajima gave her some advice before the match took place. Her goal now is to overtake Nakajima. Hinano had her first ever singles match today. She definitely wants to become a necessary figure in Tokyo Joshi some day. Miu has been working desperately for the past year to answer a question she hears often, “What is Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling)?” She wants the answer to be “Up Up Girls (Pro Wrestling) is the best!”