TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKODAI STATION EVENT WRESTLING” Results

April 1, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKODAI STATION EVENT WRESTLING PART 1”, 31/03/2018
Kanagawa JR Yokodai Station
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1. Miyu Yamashita defeated Nodoka-oneesan with the Attitude Adjustment (6:47).
2. Marika Kobashi Vs Maho Kurone ended in a Time Limit Draw (10:00).
3. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Ryuichi Sekine defeated SAGAT with the Combine (8:09).
4. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Isami Kodaka defeated Takato Nakano with a Cradle (7:15).
5. Syoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki defeated Yuu & Hikari when Nakajima pinned Hikari with the Northern Lights Suplex (9:33).

A bucket of water was the key item used in the Isami Kodaka Vs Takato Nakano match. Nakano (and a few spectators) got soaked by Kodaka.

Marika Kobashi had Maho Kurone in a Guillotine Choke when the time ran out.

Some of the wrestlers held exercise classes for the people in attendance before both shows.

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “YOKODAI STATION EVENT WRESTLING PART 2”, 31/03/2018
Kanagawa JR Yokodai Station
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1. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Raku with the Magical Girl Splash (5:24).
2. Rika Tatsumi defeated Miu with the Dragon Twist Of Fate (8:05).
3. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Isami Kodaka Vs SAGAT ended in a Double Countout (3:41).
4. Pro Wrestling BASARA Offer Match: Ryuichi Sekine Vs Takato Nakano ended in a No Contest when Isami Kodaka and SAGAT interfered (8:38).
5. Emergency Decision 4 Way Match: SAGAT defeated Isami Kodaka, Ryuichi Sekine and Takato Nakano when SAGAT pinned Nakano with the Goregrind (5:47).
6. Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi defeated Syoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao when Yamashita pinned Misao with the Attitude Adjustment (9:54).

A nearby slide was used by a few of the girls in their matches. Syoko Nakajima used it to slide into Kobashi. Yuka Sakazaki and Raku also used it while they were chasing each other.

Kobashi said after the main event that she is on a diet and also doing muscle training to prepare for her TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles match with Reika Saiki.

Kodaka complained about wrestling in the cold outdoors. He then brawled with SAGAT away from the ring area so they were both counted out. They later returned during the other BASARA match right when Ryuichi Sekine was about to submit Nakano with the Let’s Combine. The match was called off and all of the BASARA wrestlers agreed to have a 4 Way Match to make up for their blunders. The buckets of water returned and soaked everyone from the wrestlers to the audience who could not run away fast enough.

Rika Tatsumi escaped from Miu’s Canadian Backbreaker to win with the Twist Of Fate.

Sakazaki went in search of small children to hug after she won.

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DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~” Preview

March 24, 2018

DDT “JUDGEMENT 2018 ~DDT 21ST ANNIVERSARY~”, 25/03/2018
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Daiki Shimomura, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Takato Nakano Vs Mad Paulie, Hoshitango, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gota Ihashi & Cherry
0. Under Match: Kouki Iwasaki & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenshin Chikano & Akira Jo
0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima Va Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone
1. Gauntlet Tag Match: LiLiCo & Makoto Oishi Vs Reika Saiki & Lady Beard Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda & Ethan Page Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda
2. World Crazy Wrestler No. 1 Decision Battle In DDT: Joey Ryan Vs Colt Cabana
3. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match – Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Saki-sama, Yoshiko-sama & Azusa Christie
4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio
5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda
6. Weapon Rumble 5 Way Tag Loser Gets Anal Blast Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Ippanjin Munenori Sawa Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Yuko Miyamoto & Soma Takao Vs Isami Kodaka & Fuminori Abe Vs Michael Nakazawa & Chinsuke Nakamura
7. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Ken Ohka Vs Great Muta, Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi
9. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

For an audio preview I appeared on an episode of the Wrestling Omakase podcast to talk about the show. We also review the “SAKI AKAI PRODUCE ~ DDT COLLECTION” show on the same episode. You can listen to it here.

The DDT UNIVERSE live broadcast begins on 1:30pm JST with the first pre-show match beginning at 2:00pm JST and the main show beginning at 3:00pm JST. So for other time zones the main show begins at 7:00am GMT (remember the clocks will have gone forward one hour in this time zone), 2:00am ET and (Saturday) 11:00pm PT. For those with access to AbemaTV the event will also air live for free on the DDT channel (VPN needed for those outside Japan). There will be either muted audio or replacement music for the entrances and video packages because of this.

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DDT is back in Sumo Hall once again for its biggest event of the year. “JUDGEMENT 2018” is being held to mark DDT’s 21st anniversary and is providing a stacked card to celebrate. The headline match is a rematch of a 2016 Sumo Hall main event but there is plenty to talk about from top to bottom. We have grudge matches, we have generational battles, we have wrestling demons, we have anal explosions, we have title matches, we have joshi, we have crazy foreign wrestlers and we have the other sub-brands jumping in to get involved. The only way this show gets any more insane is if DDT goes the Pop Team Epic route and holds an identical 5 hour show immediately after this 5 hour show ends but with different a commentary team.

0. Under Match: Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Daiki Shimomura, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Takato Nakano Vs Mad Paulie, Hoshitango, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gota Ihashi & Cherry

The first match of the day is between rookies and veterans. The rookie team consists of DNA and BASARA wrestlers. Mizuki Watase’s big matches in DNA for the last few months have been against wrestlers like Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka. Taiwanese wrestler Rekka recently formed a short lived team with Chinese wrestler Choun-Shiryu that fell apart over their national differences. Daiki Shimomura has been bottom of the pile and taking loss after loss on most shows. His Gran MilliMeters partner Nobuhiro Shimatani has been the same except he has spent his time trying to win over DAMNATION so he can join their group. BASARA’s Takato Nakano is approaching the first anniversary of his debut match in April.

On the veteran team Mad Paulie has become a little bit calmer ever since he discovered dancing. He loves to dance along to Shuji Ishikawa’s karaoke. Because of this he acts a little bit nicer to his opponents but he is still dangerous to wrestle. Gota Ihashi embarrassed himself on the big stage when he got to team with Kota Ibushi and Riki Choshu on a show produced by Choshu. They won their match but Choshu ripped apart Ihashi with criticism during a post show interview. Ever since then Ihashi has been trying to regain his confidence and even wants to discover if the power of Choshu is inside of him. It isn’t. The real power is the friends you make along the way and Choshu has been friends with Ibushi for years so the entire journey is a waste of time in the first place. Hoshitango, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Cherry have been filling up the DDT pre-show matches throughout the year.

0. Under Match: Kouki Iwasaki & Shinichiro Tominaga Vs Kenshin Chikano & Akira Jo

The focus of this match is between Kouki Iwasaki and Akira Jo. The two are feuding against each other in DNA where the homegrown wrestlers are defending themselves against the Naomi Kingdom, which Jo is a part of. Shinichiro Tominaga comes over from Ganbare☆Wrestling as a proud “amateur” pro wrestling card carrier. Kenshin Chikano has a DDT appearance here and there. He had a little more of a presence in BASARA last year when BASARA had a summer long rivalry with Dove Pro Wrestling.

0. Under Match – Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima Va Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone

Tokyo Joshi Pro gets fully represented with two matches this time around. The pre-show match is between two of their long standing tag teams the Miraclians and the Dragon Bombers. The Apricots have been teaming together for as long as Yuka Sakazaki & Syoko Nakajima have been around. They have a few achievements between them but the one they share together is becoming the first ever TOKYO Princess Tag Team Champions. On the surface the Dragon Bombers look like an odd pairing but Rika Tatsumi and Maho Kurone have won over fans with their personalities. Kurone’s entire zombie character is immediately eye catching and her behaviour at shows is often fun to follow. Tatsumi got some media attention when she admitted to fancying another Tokyo Joshi wrestler Mizuki and openly questioned the No Relationships rule used by the promotion because it only refers to having boyfriends and not girlfriends. She is currently preparing for the biggest match of her life in May when she main events Korakuen Hall. She recently pinned Nakajima to build up her momentum. Either repeating it or pinning Sakazaki would only increase it further.

1. Gauntlet Tag Match: LiLiCo & Makoto Oishi Vs Reika Saiki & Lady Beard Vs Akito & Shunma Katsumata Vs Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata Vs Antonio Honda & Ethan Page Vs Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda

The show kicks off proper with a wacky Gauntlet Match for Tag Teams. When LiLiCo was last in DDT she was defending the now forgotten KO-D 10-Man Tag Team Titles with Makoto Oishi and three others. That was in November. Now she’s back in training with Oishi to enter the gauntlet. Oishi has planning his next steps ever since NωA split up. He demanded to join T2Hide so he could take over the group and even won the right to be a member. But he instead turned it down so he could go do literally anything else. Reika Saiki & Lady Beard are connected together outside of wrestling as the idol duo DEADLIFT LOLITA. This is their first time teaming together for a wrestling match. Shunma Katsumata became the breakout wrestler from NωA when he joined ALL OUT and went through a crazy Hardcore Match where he used thumbtacks. Akito has been by Katsumata’s side during this encouraging him to come out of his shell. Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata are still the same except for the times when Hirata gets deported and replaced by a suspiciously similar looking foreign substitute. They might still be feeling burned by Oishi rejecting them. Ethan Page has been loving his stay in Japan which probably explains why he acts different here compared to how he normally elsewhere. DDT brought him in with big hopes that he will be their next big Canadian star. Antonio Honda is with him to make sure that happens. Finally, Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda have been terrorising DNA with their Naomi Kingdom unit. Their troublemaking is now spreading to DDT and they are very interested to be in the same ring as LiLiCo and Saiki.

2. World Crazy Wrestler No. 1 Decision Battle In DDT: Joey Ryan Vs Colt Cabana

Everything about this match is a little funny. Two of America’s most known and successful comedy wrestlers will face off one on one inside one of Japan’s most prestigious wrestling arenas… and there’s been zero build up for it. That’s not to say either of them have done nothing in DDT at all. In January Joey Ryan competed at the D-Oh Grand Prix. He seemed to be more concerned about convincing the audience to throw paper tape at him for his entrances than he was with winning matches. Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana challenged for the KO-D Openweight Title on Christmas Day but failed to win it. He then spent New Year’s Eve pretending to be Abdullah The Butcher. Both are fighting for the right to be called the DDT’s craziest gaijin wrestler.

3. Tokyo Joshi Pro Offer Match – Special 6-Woman Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita, Maki Ito & Mizuki Vs Saki-sama, Yoshiko-sama & Azusa Christie

For the first time Tokyo Joshi gets a main card spot on a Sumo Hall show. Miyu Yamashita has regained her position as the ace of the promotion when she won back the TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title on 4th January. Since then she has been fighting off challengers like Veda Scott, Yuna Manase and Maho Kurone. Teaming with her is one of the scariest egos ever to grace a DDT ring. Pop idol turned pro wrestler Maki Ito often becomes intense when she wrestles. Her petite figure doesn’t stop her from throwing headbutts and giving her opponents the middle finger. She also formed her own team/fan club called the Ito Respect Army and brought in Mizuki as Member #001. Mizuki doesn’t mind and is happy to make a friend. They even recorded a music video together. It’s just that this friend can act like a psychopath when she doesn’t get her way.

Their opponents are NEO Biishiki-gun, the snooty aristocratic unit led by the snootier and even more aristocratic Saki-sama. Her biggest move over the last year was abducting one of the weakest wrestlers in Tokyo Joshi, Azusa Takigawa and brainwashing her into becoming Azusa Christie. Azusa is now a devoted nun who worships Saki-sama as if she was God. This change has seen her gain more success than she ever had previously and she along with Saki now holds the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Championships. Ever since her inclusion, NEO Biishiki-gun have been the dominant force in Tokyo Joshi and now they have a new girl joining them for this show. In February Saki-sama brought out a shy woman who was hiding her face behind a teddy bear and introduced her as an old friend from her childhood. Maki Ito confronted this girl and threatened her until the bear was lowered and the face was revealed. The girl is Yoshiko-sama and she isn’t afraid to fight back! Her teddy bear is named Charlotte by the way.

4. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Super Sasadango Machine (c) Vs Jiro Kuroshio

I’ve had trouble trying to keep up with the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title this year. Super Sasadango Machine won it the first week of January and asked to defend the belt against Jiro Kuroshio at Sumo Hall. His wish was granted but on one condition. Sasadango would need to defend the title at least twice a week every week up until the show takes place. Sasadango quickly found a solution to this problem. He set up an office in Nagoya and invited celebrities, spokesmen and other various business people to try and win the belt from him. In return they would get to promote their projects on DDT’s social media. It worked for the most part but there were some title changes I missed from people I don’t know and from there I lost track. As of writing I think he is still the champion and his title match with Kuroshio is all set.

But things are never just normal with this championship. There are always people hunting after the belt and I’ll be shocked if this match just stays between Sasadango and Kuroshio. Heck I’ll be shocked if a title change does not happen right before the match takes place! Also I don’t think Kuroshio would be just satisfied with doing just this match. Remember, he has a pinfall victory over Konosuke Takeshita from the D-Oh Grand Prix. There has to be some sort of follow up to that.

5. KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles: KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi (c) Vs Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koji Takeda

On the one hand Shuten-dōji finds themselves in the familiar position of the KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Titles match on DDT’s big supercard. On the other hand their opponents this time includes what used to be one of their own! Kota Umeda returned from a long injury absence last November and is making up for lost time in both DDT and DNA. He built up a quick but intense rivalry with another rookie Yuki Ueno. He also joined the rest of DNA in their feud with the Naomi Kingdom. It was during this time that Umeda started to figure something out. As the fourth member of Shuten-dōji he was often left out of their 6-Man Tag Title matches. The only times he got to step in was to cover for one of the other wrestlers if they were hurt. This had to change.

Shuten-dōji reached the point where they were disappointed by their current position. They wanted to face the best trios DDT could throw at them but in the end it is they who are the best trio. That was when Umeda stepped up to them. He wanted to challenge his brothers for the titles and to do so he is teaming with his rival Ueno as well as another rookie Koji Takeda. The response from Shuten-dōji was mixed. Masahiro Takanashi found it funny. He thought Umeda’s new unit looks so bad that they should be called Pigging 2018 after the consistently worst unit to compete in the DDT General Elections year after year. But KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi took this seriously. They would allow Umeda to challenge them but he would no longer be a part of Shuten-dōji if he does so. Umeda was willing to pay that price. Now Umeda is leading his generation team against his former family and in the process became a fierce enemy to Sakaguchi in particular. It might get worse when the title match takes place.

6. Weapon Rumble 5 Way Tag Loser Gets Anal Blast Match: Sanshiro Takagi & Ippanjin Munenori Sawa Vs Mike Bailey & MAO Vs Yuko Miyamoto & Soma Takao Vs Isami Kodaka & Fuminori Abe Vs Michael Nakazawa & Chinsuke Nakamura

Well this has been crazy. Originally DDT was going to hold its Falls Count Anywhere specialty match but Sumo Hall management and the Japan Sumo Association finally put their foot down and told them no. The potential risk of audience injuries and building damage is too high for them to accept. Unfortunately for them they weren’t prepared for DDT’s Plan B. Sure DDT will keep it in the ring but now there are explosives involved. At least it’s still safer than Sami Callihan playing with a pinata.

It all begun when Sanshiro Takagi was reunited with an old friend. In a moment that they absolutely swear was not like anything else that happened that same week involving former DDT talent, Munenori Sawa returned to DDT to save Takagi from a beatdown. They embraced, tears were shed and one of DDT’s wackiest tag teams from the last decade were back in business. Although Sawa had retired from pro wrestling to become a salaryman, he would still show up near a wrestling ring every now and then. Takagi threw out a challenge. He and Sawa would face anyone in a Falls Count Anywhere Match at Sumo Hall. They attracted a lot of offers. Yuko Miyamoto wanted to get involved and as the current DDT Extreme Champion he surely qualifies. Soma Takao joins Miyamoto as part of Smile Squash. The call was also answered by Isami Kodaka & Fuminori Abe from BASARA. Kodaka is a hardcore wrestler and Abe is pretty much Munenori Sawa Jr. so the stipulation suits them fine.

The challenge led to an old enemy of Takagi’s resurfacing. Michael Nakazawa sent a video saying he would enter with a friend from “New York”. That friend is Chinsuke Nakamura! The Pauper Of Strong Style made his presence felt when he threw Takagi over the top rope and out of the ring. He celebrated this accomplishment by pointing to the RyogokuMania sign held above Korakuen Hall. The loudest response of all was from MAO fresh off of his split from NωA. MAO thinks now is the time DDT gets a new face for Street Wrestling and it should be him. He’s bringing Speedball Mike Bailey back to team with him. However MAO may be too crazy judging by that time he ran over Takagi with a van to win a Falls Count Anywhere match. He then threatened to blow up Shin-Kiba 1st RING with fireworks.

So the match was set and tensions grew to a dangerous level between Takagi and MAO. Takagi’s response to getting hit by a vehicle was to start shoving fireworks into other wrestlers’ butts to give them an Anal Explosion. MAO responded in kind until it was the major focus by everyone involved in the upcoming match. That was when the ban came and the match had to be cancelled. During that announcement all of the teams came together and threw together a replacement match. The BASARA team wanted to use weapons. MAO demanded that someone should get an Anal Blast. Everyone agreed to a Weapons Rumble match. As the match progresses, new weapons would be brought out Royal Rumble style. Plus whoever loses the match must subject themselves to an Anal Explosion! This means everybody is happy except for the Japan Sumo Association. Serves them right.

7. Dramatic Dream Match: Danshoku Dino, Keisuke Ishii & Ken Ohka Vs Great Muta, Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

One of the first announcements for this show made back in January was the involvement of The Great Muta. DDT eventually announced that he would be teaming with DAMNATION to take on Danshoku Dino and his friends. Daisuke Sasaki would use the news to announce that he is in charge and Muta would be fighting under his leadership. There was no response from Muta about this. Sasaki then started taunting Dino by spitting cola and coffee at him Poison Mist style. Again there was no response from Muta. But Sasaki’s actions did bring Dino to his breaking point. The attacks made Dino transform into The Great Homo! Under his own Muta-style personality, Dino would constantly attack Sasaki and Tetsuya Endo. Endo moreso than Sasaki. He would spit Poison Milk Mist at them and attack their backsides with a spike. The only way he could be stopped was when Sasaki transformed into Nerima Sting to combat him. This finally made Muta stir. The demon was not pleased by this nonsense especially from Dino.

A threatening message was sent to DDT HQ. Dino has been given the Poison Curse! No matter where Dino goes, Muta would possess everyone around him and make them spit the Poison Mist in Dino’s face. Nowhere was Dino safe. Employees, trainees, referees, wrestlers, fans, models, TV hosts. All of them spat the Mist at Dino under Muta’s power. Dino would get attacked again and again and again and again and again! Has Muta’s plan brought Dino back to the brink enough to summon The Great Homo? Keisuke Ishii and Ken Ohka are there to help Dino but the three of them are clearly outmatched. The only thing they don’t have to worry about is Muta doing a Moonsault but that’s what Endo is there for.

8. KO-D Tag Team Titles – Uchikomi! Presents: HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji (c) Vs Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi

For many in DDT there is one task that seems impossible and that is beating HARASHIMA. The backbone of DDT is often the biggest mountain to climb and some wrestlers have become obsessed with doing it. The latest wrestler in this position is Kazusada Higuchi. HARASHIMA has been a thorn in his side ever since Higuchi’s first year in DDT. HARASHIMA gave Higuchi his first loss, beat him twice in KO-D Title matches and also won the KO-D Tag Team Titles from him with Naomichi Marufuji. The team known as HarashiMarufuji have held the titles ever since. They even survived a title defence held inside a factory! If they were ever to be beaten, Higuchi would have to find somebody really strong to team with him.

Oh crap. Daisuke Sekimoto wants to get involved.

Sekimoto & Higuchi joined forces for the annual New Year’s Eve cross promotion Tag Team Tournament and made it all the way to the final. They made such a good impression together that they are reuniting to go after HARASHIMA & Marufuji. Sekimoto and HARASHIMA have a history together but there is respect between them. HARASHIMA and Higuchi however do not like each other ever since HARASHIMA knocked out Higuchi during a singles match earlier this month. When Higuchi came to he went on a rampage chasing after HARASHIMA. A defeat to Marufuji too in the run-up to this match hasn’t helped. Higuchi will have to keep his emotions in check against these two.

9. KO-D Openweight Title: Konosuke Takeshita (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

This is the rematch 19 months in the making. Konosuke Takeshita and Shuji Ishikawa main evented “RYOGOKU PETER PAN 2016” with the KO-D Openweight Title on the line. Ishikawa came out on top that night and held onto the belt for almost the rest of 2016. HARASHIMA won the title from him in December that year but the championship made its way back to Takeshita at “JUDGEMENT 2017” just over one year ago. Since then Takeshita has firmly kept the belt in his grasp and fought all-comers, breaking the DDT record for most title defences in a single reign with 10 successful defences at this time. Freshly graduated from college, Takeshita has been having a great year as the champion. It’s getting tough though. A lower back injury has plagued Takeshita throughout February and gave him a big target that can be exploited. So it’s been a tough year but a great year none the less.

However you can argue Shuji Ishikawa’s last 12 months have been just as good if not better. He goes on a tear in All Japan and wins the Champion Carnival, then the Triple Crown, then the Real World Tag League with Suwama and then AJPW World Tag Team Titles also with Suwama. When he refocused his efforts in DDT at the beginning of 2018, Ishikawa ends up winning the first ever D-Oh Grand Prix tournament almost unbeaten. His only loss in the competition was against his DAMNATION leader Daisuke Sasaki. The goal of the Grand Prix was to establish DDT’s leading star for the rest of the year and Ishikawa proved there is no one more deserving of it than him.

Ishikawa has gone out to prove he has a range of other talents too. Ever since he won the Grand Prix, Ishikawa has performed karaoke in the ring to celebrate his big victories in DDT. Mad Paulie has joined in the fun by dancing along to his songs. Sasaki & Endo aren’t as eager to join in so they just grin and bare it while he sings. With the big title match on the horizon, Sasaki gave Ishikawa a serious order. Ishikawa cannot sing karaoke and Paulie cannot dance again until Ishikawa beats Takeshita at Sumo Hall to become the KO-D Champion. This gave Ishikawa an idea. Takeshita is injured. If he gets so injured that he cannot defend the title at Sumo Hall then Ishikawa will become the champion by default. Then for the main event Ishikawa can sing karaoke inside the ring all night long! So for the last month Ishikawa has intentionally tried to injure Takeshita in their preview matches. It briefly worked when Takeshita had to miss a show to recover but he came back and in their most recent match together pinned Ishikawa.

So there you have it. The strongest champion in DDT’s history is hurt but still capable of beating whatever is being thrown at him. DDT’s strongest challenger is almost unstoppable and is powered by the desire to show off his vocal talents. Their 2016 match is well worth the watch in preparation for this.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO ITABASHI!” Results

March 21, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO ITABASHI!”, 21/03/2018
Tokyo Itabashi Green Hall
250 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Nodoka-oneesan & Hinano defeated Miu & Raku when Nodoka pinned Raku with the Backflip (5:22).
2. Mizuki defeated Hikari with a Facelock (6:40).
3. Yuu defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Katahajime (5:54).
4. Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone defeated Reika Saiki & Shoko Nakajima when Tatsumi pinned Nakajima with the Missile Hips (11:54).
5. Special Rule Match – 30 Count Outside: Yuka Sakazaki Vs Hyper Misao ended in a Double Countout (7:19).
5a. 1 Count Fall Match: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Hyper Misao with the Sliding Lariat (1:02).
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles Match: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie (c) defeated Miyu Yamashita & Marika Kobashi when Christie pinned Kobashi with the Christie Agape (11:15).
*V2 for NEO Biishiki-gun.

Marika Kobashi didn’t waste any time in getting her hands on NEO Biishiki-gun and attack them before the match began. The champions regrouped and Saki-sama kept Miyu Yamashita occupied while Azusa Christie pinned Kobashi with the Christie Agape. Afterwards Saki said what Kobashi did to them at the start was cowardly. NEO Biishiki-gun didn’t just choose to become the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Champions, the championship chose them. She told Kobashi to leave but instead Reika Saiki came out. Saiki challenged the champions to a title match but instead of teaming with Yamashita, Saiki will team with Kobashi! Saiki said she has a good eye for talent and she thinks Kobashi can become stronger. Yamashita stared at Saki-sama then gave Saiki her blessing to team with Kobashi. Christie called them rude but she understands they will always go after Saki-sama like insects attracted to a light bulb because they are jealous of Saki’s beauty. Saki accepted the challenge but only because she was in a good mood. After she left, Saiki told Kobashi that it is not that sweet to be strong. Kobashi said she doesn’t care about being sweet, she doesn’t want to be a loser anymore!

Hyper Misao and Yuka Sakazaki agreed to include a 30 count outside the ring for their match. They used the extra time to fight around the room. Sakazaki rolled up Misao in one of the ring mats. Misao escaped and made it back to the ring on the 29th count. Another fight outside led to the girls finding a shopping cart and they pushed it into each other. This time they were both counted out. They asked for a rematch and Tetsuya Koda would only grant it if it was under 1 Count Pinfall rules due to time restraints. The match restarted and Sakazaki won with a Sliding Lariat.

Rika Tatsumi is building up momentum for her TOKYO Princess Title Match. She pinned Shoko Nakajima in her tag match today by escaping the Northern Lights Suplex and hitting the Missile Hips for the three count.

Yuki Kamifuku tried to distract Yuu by complimenting her new hairstyle. Kamifuku later said she would beat Yuu with a Sleeper Hold of her own. Yuu Chopped her to pieces and made her tap to the Katahajime.

Tokyo Joshi Pro’s resident ring announcer Yuki Aino announced at the start of the show she will be graduating from her role in April. However she is doing this so she can debut as a pro wrestler! Aino originally joined Tokyo Joshi to become a wrestler and was part of the same class as Maho Kurone. Unfortunately she gave up her plan when she was unable to balance wrestling training with her other studies. She stuck around to be the ring announcer and became friends with the rest of the roster. Watching her friends wrestle motivated her to get back to training at the end of last year and switch schools so she can juggle both correctly. She is now ready to debut at the 3rd March Korakuen Hall show teaming with Nodoka-oneesan against two unknown opponents.

The new ring announcer beginning in May is Sayuri Nanba. She also originally applied for a role on DDT’s AbemaTV program “DDT Thursday The NIGHT” but she was offered this gig instead.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NAGOYA!” Results

February 12, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NAGOYA!”, 12/02/2018
Nagoya City Robashi Sports Center Kendo Area
294 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Raku & Miu defeated Hikari & Hinano when Miu submitted Hinano with the Canadian Backbreaker (4:50).
2. Nodoka-oneesan defeated Marika Kobashi with the WAR Special (5:56).
3. Rika Tatsumi & Maho Kurone defeated Mizuki & Hyper Misao when Tatsumi pinned Misao with the Missile Hips (10:10).
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Yuu & Yuki Kamifuku when Saki-sama submitted Kamifuku with the Versailles Foot Choke (12:38).
5. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Samara with the Magical Girl Splash (8:24).
6. Shoko Nakajima & Yuna Manase defeated Miyu Yamashita & Maki Ito when Manase pinned Ito with the Kakato Drop (15:16).

Yuna Manase felt “amazingly happy” after winning the main event and getting to do the show closing speech for the first time. She credited Shoko Nakajima for keeping her safe throughout the match, which allowed her to work hard. They closed out the show by taking suggestions from the audience for delicious food to eat in Nagoya. They decided on miso cutlet, chicken wings and deep fried shrimp.

Yuka Sakazaki did the Magical Girl Splash twice to beat Samara. Sakazaki didn’t hit the move properly the first time so took the risk to do it again. It paid off.

Today’s show was the first time Saki-sama has ever visited Nagoya. After she and Azusa Christie won their match, Saki-sama told everyone she wanted to buy a Golden Shachihoko statue. Christie promised she would schedule an appointment with the governor of Nagoya at once to do that. When that is done they can then focus their attention to the next Tokyo Joshi Pro show in Shinkiba. Saki said NEO Biishiki-gun will successfully defend the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles against the blue and black pigs that make up the BRAVE☆MATES at that show. Christie corrected Saki by telling her the title match is taking place in Seijo a few weeks later. Some of the fans laughed at Saki’s mistake and that made Christie angry. Christie called them rude and NEO Biishiki-gun left the ring.

Even though Hyper Misao was on the opposite team as Rika Tatsumi, Misao wanted to help Tatsumi with her crush on Mizuki. First, they want to get #好きです辰巳リカ trending on Twitter (I think it means “I Like Rika Tatsumi”) She encouraged Tatsumi to start the match with Mizuki but she was too smitten to do anything until Mizuki and Maho Kurone got the match going. Tatsumi won the match by pinning Misao but she chased after Mizuki when it was over.

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, Nodoka-oneesan asked if anybody in the audience was already gifted with chocolate this week. When some people raised their hands, Nodoka told them she loves white chocolate and will be waiting to get some from them.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NERIMA!” Results

February 3, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO NERIMA!”, 03/02/2018
Tokyo Nerima Coconeri Hall
412 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Mizuki defeated Yuki Kamifuku with the Diving Foot Stomp (5:41).
2. Miyu Yamashita, Raku & Hinano defeated Rika Tatsumi, Hikari & Miu when Yamashita pinned Hikari with the Attitude Adjustment (8:54).
3. Yuna Manase defeated Hyper Misao with the Kakato Drop (6:35).
4. Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan defeated Maho Kurone & Samara when Nodoka pinned Samara with the Backflip (8:30).
5. Nonoko Graduation Match: Nonoko defeated Maki Ito with the Pai Fly Flow (9:17).
6. TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles: Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Shoko Nakajima & Yuka Sakazaki (c) when Saki-sama pinned Sakazaki with the Two Step Face Kick (13:51).
*Miraclians fail in V3. NEO Biishiki-gun becomes the 2nd TOKYO Princess Tag Team Champions!

NEO Biishiki-gun won the TOKYO Princess Tag Team Titles but that was not enough to satisfy Saki-sama. She attacked Yuka Sakazaki after the match and complained that the title belts are worthless compared to the beauty and strength of NEO Biishiki-gun. When she threw the belts aside, Yuu & Nodoka-oneesan entered the ring to confront her. Saki-sama called them pigs but Nodoka said pigs are stronger than the doll store clerks you find in Harajuku. The BRAVE☆MATES threw out a challenge for the belts and Saki-sama agreed to having the match in Nagoya.

Nonoko’s final match in Tokyo Joshi Pro ends with a win over Maki Ito. Nonoko’s chest guarded her from Ito’s Headbutts until Nonoko was able to hit the Pai Fly Flow for the pin. For her graduation ceremony she received gifts and bouquets from Marika Kobashi, Yuna Manase, Yuu and Rika Tatsumi. Tatsumi also prepared a speech for Nonoko, talking about how close together their debuts were (one month apart) and also how they lived together for a while. Tatsumi calls Nonoko an indispensable part of Tokyo Joshi and the place will be lonelier without her. Tatsumi will support whatever activity Nonoko will move onto next and hopefully in return Nonoko will make her a delicious meal again. Nonoko said she never found a place like Tokyo Joshi that let her celebrate life so much. Last year she read an article in Zexy magazine about a bride talking about how wonderful her wedding was. Today Nonoko feels the same way. There are so many things she learned here and everyone has become family to her, even her rivals. Nonoko received her paper tape and celebrated her graduation when Azusa Christie appeared. Christie handed her one last bouquet and left before the commemorative group photo was taken.

Hyper Misao came up with an idea to help Yuna Manase prepare for her title match against Miyu Yamashita. Misao brought along a homemade cardboard championship and pretended to be Yamashita so Manase could learn how to fight her. The problem was Misao didn’t know how to act like Yamashita and couldn’t do her moves properly. Manase was able to beat her anyway and was rewarded with the cardboard belt.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO THE PRINCE!” Results

January 20, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO THE PRINCE!”, 20/01/2018
Tokyo BASEMENT MON☆STAR
150 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Raku & Hikari defeated Miu & Hinano when Hikari submitted Miu with a Leg Roll Clutch (6:48).
2. Mizuki defeated Hyper Misao with the Cutie Special (7:41).
3. Yuu, Nodoka-oneesan & Maki Ito defeated Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Yuki Kamifuku when Nodoka pinned Kamifuku with the Backflip (9:14).
4. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Yuka Sakazaki & Marika Kobashi whn Christie pinned Kobashi with the Christie Agape (14:45).
5. Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima defeated Nonoko & Yuna Manase when Yamashita pinned Nonoko with the Crash Rabbit Heat (14:33).

Nonoko thanked Miyu Yamashita & Shoko Nakajima for being her opponents one last time today. They were there when Nonoko joined Tokyo Joshi Pro back in 2013. Back then Nonoko only had a vague concept of what pro wrestling is. She thinks she has become a respectable wrestler since then and she has Yamashita & Nakajima to thank for that. Nonoko also has a request for Yamashita. She wants her to defend the TOKYO Princess Title against Yuna Manase! Yamashita agreed to do it because she is self-admittedly a good girl.

Nonoko’s final match will be on 3rd February and she picked Maki Ito to be her last opponent. Nonoko admitted she’s been jealous of Ito ever since she appeared in Tokyo Joshi. Ito complained about her banner falling off the wall at some point during the show and promised it will be fixed in time for their match.

Saki-sama insulted Yuka Sakazaki by calling her a cockatiel after the match. She thought Sakazaki could try the full course but she couldn’t even beat the appetiser today. Azusa Christie calmly told Sakazaki to carefully store the Tokyo Princess Tag Team Title belts for her so she won’t damaged the leather.

Nodoka-oneesan motivated her partners to exercise with her before their match. It seemed to have worked because Nodoka pulled off a rare win as a result.

Hyper Misao tried to play mind games with Mizuki by saying Rika Tatsumi is cuter than her. The plan didn’t work.

The rest of the Up Up Girls have figured out how much of a killer move Miu’s Canadian Backbreaker is. Raku & Hikaru did what they could to stop Miu from doing the move. Hikaru ended up countering the hold ino a Leg Roll Clutch to win the match. This was her first victory after taking the fall in the previous Up Up Girls matches. The group later performed a song in the ring and talked about their wrestling goals. They all want to challenge for a championship except for Hinano. She just wants her Twitter account to be verified.


TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO OSAKA!” Results

January 7, 2018

TOKYO JOSHI PRO “LET’S GO! GO! IF YOU GO! WHEN YOU GO! IF YOU GET LOST JUST GO TO OSAKA!”, 07/01/2018
Osaka Hirano Community Hall
397 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Raku & Miu defeated Hikari & Hinano when Miu submitted Hikari with the Canadian Backbreaker (6:40).
2. Yuka Sakazaki defeated Nodoka-oneesan with the Magical Girl Splash (12:23).
3. Syoko Nakajima defeated Hyper Misao with the Northern Lights Suplex (12:45).
4. Rika Tatsumi, Maho Kurone & Mizuki defeated Nonoko, Yuna Manase & Yuki Kamifuku when Tatsumi pinned Kamifuku with the Dragon Twist Of Fate (13:43).
5. Saki-sama & Azusa Christie defeated Yuu & Marika Kobashi when Christie pinned Kobashi with the Christie Agape (12:32).
6. TOKYO Princess Of Princess Title: Miyu Yamashita (c) defeated Veda Scott with the Crash Rabbit Heat (12:28).
*V1 for Miyu Yamashita.

Three days after she won the TOKYO Princess Title for the second time, Miyu Yamashita marked her first defence of the reign. Veda Scott targeted Yamashita’s right leg until she could land the Back Drop. But Yamashita kicked out and her leg was in good enough condition to kick her way to victory. Yamashita admitted she put herself in a dangerous position to take the match so soon after her title win but she proved she has enough power to defend the belt in these situations. She is a champion so she must defeat her opponents anytime, anywhere and against anyone.

An odd stipulation was added to the Syoko Nakajima Vs Hyper Misao match. If either girl spoke English during the match they would have to drink a glass of apple cider vinegar. Nakajima quickly fell in a trap when Misao put her in a hold and Nakajima grabbed the ropes and shouted “Break!” After she took a drink she asked in Japanese why did Misao create this rule. When Misao wouldn’t answer, Nakajima grabbed her hair until Misao shouted “Hair!” in English. More English words were said and they drank more glasses of vinegar until the finish of the match.

Yuka Sakazaki rolled up Nodoka-oneesan inside one of the floor mats outside the ring. She then climbed the top ropes and dropped onto Nodoka. Nodoka later did the same to Sakazaki.

The teams were switched around for the second Up Up Girls match but the result was the same as the first time. Miu submitted Hikari with the Canadian Backbreaker.