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Full Circle Already?!

One year. ONE FULL YEAR! This Sunday, I celebrate my one year anniversary with POST Wrestling. Up until that point, I had only dropped by a couple episodes of POST Puroresu with WH.  This time last year, I experienced my first Stardom Five Star Grand Prix, culminating in my ugly crying over Syuri’s barn burner of a match against Takumi Iroha and her monumental win over Momo Watanabe in the same night, followed by her heartbreaking victory speech, where she openly discussed the passing of her mother. Let’s start with a review of my classes as the Homeroom Teacher of Stardom!

Stardom Event Reviews (9/2021~)

POST Podcasts – Podcasting and confidence in my voice on camera has been a goal of mine for quite some time now. I can’t thank the POST family enough for giving me a seat at the table and a hot mic for some spicy takes!

Year One: October 2021-September 2022 Review! 

  • POST News DailyKAIRI (2/18/22) , KUSHIDA (4/19/22)
  • G1 CLIMAX 32 CoverageG1 Preview (7/12/22), Day 1 FREE! (7/17/22), Days 8-9 (7/30-31/22), &  Days 16 & 17 (8/13-14/22) 
  • POST PuroresuOctober 2021 Bonus!, March 2022, June 2022 
  • MCU L8R – Hawkeye (e5), MoonKnight (e4), Ms. Marvel (e4), & She-Hulk (e6)
  • POSTmarks (e7) May 2022 – with my personal Suzuki Incident on the thumbnail
  • Long & Winding Royal Road (e26) – Kawada vs. Kojima

Non-Stardom Event Coverage (1/2022~) – I am very thankful that I’ve been allowed to branch out from Stardom coverage and help share my love for the Japanese wrestling scene, including covering passion projects like the Hana Kimura Memorial Show and branching out beyond Stardom. With TJPW’s growing presence, especially with crossover with AEW, I finally asked if I could add TJPW’s big shows to my coverage queue. The continued support for DSW really made this possible and I have truly enjoyed learning more about TJPW.

Dream Slam WeeklyVolume 1 (4/30/22~)  DSW has been one of my biggest challenges and passion projects since joining POST only because it has shown me how deep the scope of the Japanese women’s wrestling scene is as well as how far reaching the international independent scene is and how ever ring seems to be connected regardless of continent! I was in disbelief when it was first offered to me, but with this volume, it’s been twenty-two weeks of deep dives and lamenting on how much amazing wrestling is available out there!

It definitely makes my bucket list for my next trip to Japan rather long because after over five months of coverage, I want to clone myself and go watch all the promotions! Stardom shows like Stardom in Showcase and the remainder of the New Blood series were moved to this format with mini-reviews. Additionally, if there are shows I get to do mini-reviews for, this is the place!

In Volume 19, I finally took a stab at designing a logo for the column. I can’t thank Wai enough for helping me make it simple, but unique from the rest of POST’s branding. I’m also grateful to John for allowing me to make it a visual buffet and akin to my event reports, where I can include my thoughts, some translations, and fun news tidbits. Plus, if I haven’t said it before, a sincere 20 seconds of continuous, meaningful eye contact (see this week’s MCU L8R She-Hulk episode) to WH for helping me decide on a fun title for the column because I truly had a tough time making up my mind.

POSTmarks Podcast
Let’s be honest, my personal Suzuki Incident photo from 2018 is the bet thumbnail of me ever.

I cannot thank POST, especially John and Wai for taking a chance on me last autumn. I know this week’s opening might be a bit long, but I wanted to take a moment to review my first full year at post… well 363.5 DAYS (since this is live the morning before the calendar day)! What started as event reports for my favorite women’s promotion, Stardom, has evolved into the development and further cultivation of confidence as a writer and content creator. I’ve learned many things in the last year, so I would be remiss if I didn’t take a beat to look back and express my gratitude to the entire POST Family. I’m here because of your support. 

With an exceptionally full and happy heart, I am thrilled to see where the next year at POST takes me… well… besides to Royal Quest 2 NEXT WEEKEND in LONDON!! Fingers crossed that the impending tropical depression nine, doesn’t turn my plans into a wash by next  week! I appreciate everything and everyone who has pulled up a seat on my Joshi Learning Excursion, and I can’t wait to share more adventures with you in the future.


International Excursions & Adventures

Results

  • Prestige Wrestling Perseverance (9/17; Pomona, CA)
    • Miyu Yamashita defeated Trish Adora (14:04)
    • Sandra Moon defeated Maki Itoh (10:26)

TONIGHT (9/24)!

October 2022

November 2022

  • Jungle Kyona: Deadlock Pro Wrestling (11/12; Concord, NC)
  • EVE: Hyper Misao, Miyu Yamashita & Takumi Iroha (11/13; London, UK)

Passports Ready! Who’s Going TO Japan?!

  • EVE x TJPW: The Uprising (Rhia O’Reilly & Nightshade) will challenge Reiwa Double A Canon for the Princess Tag Team Championships at Wrestle Princess III on October 9th!
  • UPDATE! International Princess Champion, Alex Windsor, and Max the Impaler also added to WPIII card!

Round-up

2AW (Active Advance Wrestling)

Ayame Sasamura has been busy working in many places. Many might be familiar with 2AW which rebranded from the Kaientai Dojo several years back. One of their more notable younger wrestlers, Ayato Yoshida, had a brief stint in NJPW as a Young Lion before returning to his home promotion. Ayame is one of the only women in the promotion, which is why you see her in multiple promotions including Sendai Girls, Marvelous, SEAdLINNNG, WAVE.

Results! 2AW Grand Slam in Korakuen Hall (Broadcast Date: 9/17/22) 

  • Singles Match: Chihiro Hashimoto defeated Ayame Sasamura (15:49)

Results! 2AW Fight Series (9/17-19) 2AW Square

  • Four Way Tag Match (9/17): Koen (Kengo Mashimo & Kunio Toshima) defeated Starlight Dreamers (Ayame Sasamura & Kotaro Yoshino) and BUG’s MUTATION (Ayumu Honda & Chicharito Shoki) and THE RULE (Ayato Yoshida & Takuma Joshiba) (14:21)
  • Singles Match (9/18): Daiju Wakamatsu defeated Ayame Sasamura (8:41) 
  • Tag Match (9/19): Starlight Dreamers (Ayame Sasamura & Kyu Mogami) defeated Kotarsu Nasu & Madeline (13:41)
Ayame Sasamura's 5th Anniversary MAIN EVENT: Ayame Sasamura vs. Takumi Iroha

NEW! Ayame Sasamura’s 5th Anniversary Show! (10/10) 2AW Square, Chiba

  • Tag Match: Daiki Wakamatsu & Akiyori Takizawa vs. Chicharito Shoki & Shouki Kitamura
  • Three Way Match: Miyako Matsumoto vs. Kyu Mogami vs. Madeline
  • Tag Match: Shiori Asahi &  Miss Mongol vs. Taishi Takizawa & Deborah K
  • Shonan vs. Shinjuku Number 1 Yankii Singles Match: Kotaro Yoshino vs. Seigo Tachibana
  • 8-Man Tag Match: Kazma Sakamoto, Tatsuya Hanami, Kunio Toshima & Kuro Nikita vs. Psycho, Chango, Shinya Ishida & Ayumu Honda
  • Main Event Singles Match: Ayame Sasamura vs. Takumi Iroha (MARVELOUS)

CMLL Lady’s Ring 

UPDATE! Due to the weather conditions due to the passing typhoon, the outdoor wrestling plans for Fiesta Mexicana have been canceled at the venue. There is still the possibility of the entire outdoor event in Odaiba being canceled due to inclement weather. However, the scheduled co-promoted show between CMLL and Ice Ribbon will be located off-site at the Ice Ribbon Dojo in Saitama. Talent may attend the other days in a promotional capacity. Tickets will be available for 3,000 yen (roughly $25) with open seating.

CMLL X ICE RIBBON (9/25)

  • Tag Match (1/20): Ibuki Hoshi & Saran vs. Nao Ishikawa & A~Min (Rina Amikura, COLOR’S)
  • Tag Match (1/20): Stephanie Vaquer (CMLL) & AKARI (PURE-J) vs. Asahi & Misa Kagura (JTO)
  • Main Event: CMLL Japanese Women’s Championship: Dalys © vs. Tae Honma

For those with paid access to Ice Ribbon’s NicoNico video service, the CMLL partnership shows are available for viewing! 2022 Grand Prix de Amazonas (10/28) Arena Mexico – Tae Honma, Mei Suruga (GMCP) & Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S) will represent Japan in the women’s tournament. Other international competitors include Alex Gracia (USA), Avispa Dorada (USA), Lady Frost (USA), Stephanie Vaquer (Chile), and they’ll face some of the best Luchadoras in the world with Lluvia, Reyna Isis, La Jarochita, Marcela, Princesa Sugehit, Dark Silueta and Dalys.

DIANA

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Strong Style Pro by Satoru Sayama (the First Tiger Mask) (9/10) Post Di Amistad – Results Unavailable

  • Singles Match (1/30): Haruka Umesaki vs. Momo Tani
  • Tag Match (1/30): Jaguar Yokota & Tiger Queen versus DarkerZ (Dark Panther & Dark Cheetah)

Future Sight (Vol. 3) (10/1) Post di Amistad

  • Singles Match (1/20): Nanami vs. Miran
  • Tag Match (1/20): Madeline & Kakeru Sekiguchi vs. AKARI & Himiko
  • Tag Match (1/20): Haruka Umesaki & Miyuki Takase vs. Rina Amikura (COLOR’S) & Deborah K
  • Singles Match (1/20): Ayako Sato vs. Ayame Sasamura

Volume 18 (10/2) Post di Amistad

  • Singles Match (1/20): Haruka Umesaki vs. Deborah K
  • Tag Match (1/20): Ayako Sato & Madeline vs. Nanami & Miran
  • Tag Match (1/20): Jaguar Yokota & Himiko vs. Kiku & Nao Ishikawa
  • Tag Match (1/20): Kyoko Inoue & Miyuki Takase vs. Maika Ozaki & Chie Koishikawa

Keep Getting Up!! DIANA to participate in an outdoor show in Kumamoto for the next Shinjiro Otani show on October 8th & 9th. Participants scheduled include Kyoko Inoue. Jaguar Yokota, Ayako Sato, Haruka Umesaki, Madeline & Deborah K.

  Kumamoto Station Front Pro-Wrestling (10/8)

  • Singles Match: Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Madeline
  • Tag Match: Miyuki Takase & Haruka Umesaki vs. Hanako Nakamori & Chie Ozora

Fukuoka Pro-Wrestling Festival (10/9)

  • 6-Person Tag Match: Miyuki Takase, Haruka Umesaki & Chie Ozora vs. Ayako Sato, Chihiro Hashimoto & Deborah K
  • 6-Person Tag Match: Jaguar Yokota, Kyoko Inoue & Hanako Nakamori vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto, ASUKA & Madeline

Next Big Show! (10/16) Korakuen Hall 

  • Tag Match: Madeline & Miran vs. Ayame Sasamura (2AW) & Manami
  • Second Match: Deborah K vs. Sae
  • Third Match: TBA
  • WWWD Elizabeth Championship Match: Jaguar Yokota © vs. Miss Mongol vs. X
  • Semi-Final 6-Woman Tag Match: Haruka Umesaki, Miyuki Takase & Mika Iwata vs. Natsu Sumire, Makoto & NATSUMI
  • Main Event 8-Woman Tag Match (1/60): Kyoko Inoue, Takako Inoue, Shinobu Kandori & Tiger Queen vs. Ayako Sato, Hanako Nakamori (PURE-J), Unagi Sayaka (STARDOM) & Nanami

Schedule for 2022

  • Volume 19 (10/30) – Post Di Amistad
  • Volume 20 (11/13) – Post Di Amistad
  • Volume 21 (11/27) – Post Di Amistad
  • Volume 22 (12/11) – Post Di Amistad
  • Volume 23 (12/25) – Post Di Amistad
  • Volume 24 (12/31) – Post Di Amistad

Pro-Wrestling EVE 

Laura di Matteo goes to Italy! She’ll defend the EVE Championship against Emily Ramirez at BREAK ProWrestling Rome on 10/23. This could have last minute main event implications for Wrestle Queendom V!! 

Royal Quest 2 Debut?! The Ava White discusses with Grapple Theory her wrestling journey and how working in EVE helped her pave the way to NJPW’s IWGP Women’s Championship Tournament International Bracket.

Wrestle Queendom V (11/13) – Full Card TBA

  • Hyper Misao (TJPW) for Wrestle Queendom debut. Opponent TBA.
  • Special Singles Match: Nina Samuels vs. Lizzy Evo (#9)
  • Special Singles Match: Kanji (#15) vs. Takumi Iroha (#8; Marvelous) 
  • Special Singles Match: Millie McKenzie vs. Miyu Yamashita (TJPW) 
  • EVE Championship: Jetta © vs. Alex Windsor 

Head over to YouTube and subscribe because EVE has some of the best women’s wrestling in the world. I love their challenge to wrestling promoters around the world to afford women’s wrestling more screen time… like an HOUR minimum!! Let’s Goooooo!!!!  They already have their show links up for WQV, show one & show two, so drop those elbows on the notification bells!!

GanbarePro

I simply cannot wait for Yuna Manase vs. Hartley Jackson for the Spirit of GanPro Openweight Championship! LOOK at this POSTER! Twin Peaks (9/23) Basement OUJI MONSTAR – Available 9/26 on VOD; Results delayed

  • GanPro All-Stars Mixed Tag Match: Ken Ohka, Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE vs. Yumehito Imanari, Yuna Manase & YuuRI
Yuna Manase vs. YuuRI
YuuRI celebrates her first anniversary with Ganbare Pro by challenging Yuna Manase

Enemy of America (9/23) Basement OUJI MONSTAR – Available 9/26 on VOD; Results delayed

  • GanJoshi Tag Match (1/30): Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE vs. Miyuki Takase & YoshikoHasegawa 
  • YuuRI’s First Anniversary with GanPro Special Singles Match (1/30): Yuna Manase vs. YuuRI 

GanbarePro 2022 Schedule

  • Nerawareta Gakuen 2022 (10/2) Itabashi Green Hall
  • Punch Drunk Love 2022 (10/22) Ouji Basement MON☆STAR
  • GIRI GIRI CHOP! 2022 (12/27) Korakuen Hall

Gatoh Move/Choco Pro-Wrestling

UPDATE! Yuna Mizumori held a special press conference announcing her departure from Gatoh Move/Choco Pro, indicating that she’ll become a freelancer. Gatoh Move will hold a special send-off show for her on September 29th at Ichigaya Chocolate Square with three announced matches. There is the potential for additional matches to be added at a later date. Like many of the GMCP shows, this special program will be made available for free on tape delay at a later date. Those interested in sending farewell bouquets and messages to Yun can purchase them through the company’s online shop. #TropicalNight Yuna Mizumori vs. Emi Sakura - Last  ChocoPro MatchTropical☆Night (9/29) ShinKiba 1st RING (DETAILS)

  • Tag Match: Sayaka & Chie Koshinaka vs. Mei Suruga & Haruka Umesaki (DIANA)
  • Super ASIA Championship Match: Baliyan Akki © vs. Kaori Yoneyama (YMZ)
  • Main Event Yuna Mizumori’s Farewell to Gatoh Move: Emi Sakura (Trainer) vs. Yuna Mizumori (Student)

This is a bonus Match of the Week because it’s a THEN & NOW retrospective on Mizumori’s journey as a wrestler and the Pineapple Princess! Just in time for one final Tropical Yahho~~~!

Results: ChocoPro #255 (9/10) Ichigaya Chocolate Square

  • Singles Match: Yuna Mizumori defeated Sayuri (6:36)
  • Tag Team Match: Mei Suruga & Sayaka Obihiro defeated Emi Sakura & Miya Yotsuba (11:36)
  • Tag Team Match: Kid Lykos & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Baliyan Akki & Chie Koishikawa (12:27)

Results: Choco Pro #256 (9/19) Ichigaya Chocolate Square

  • Tag Team Match: Emi Sakura & Masahiro Takanashi defeated OSO11 & Sayuri (8:08)
  • Tag Team Match: Chie Koishikawa & Sayaka defeated Tokiko Kirihara & Yuna Mizumori (11:57)
  • Tag Team Match: BestBros (Baliyan Akki & Mei Suruga) defeated MUSASHI & Yamaya Ringo (15:52)

Gatoh Move announced that Mei Suruga will go to the United States and Mexico in October. She’s always been announced for DPW’s Carolina Classic and CMLL’s Grand Prix de Amazonas. Can’t wait to see where else she’ll show up!

Girls’ Pro-Wrestling Unit COLOR’S

Genuinely some of the hardest working freelancers on the Joshi scene. While COLOR’S got their start in ActWres Girl’Z, they are blazing their own trail on the independent scene and partnering with bigger promotions. Their affiliation with Cosmic Angels’ in Stardom has helped put them on casual fans’ radar, but they are quickly taking over by working together but also striking out on their own at various promotions. Yes My Way V4 Main EventNext Big Event: Yes, My Way (Vol. 4) (10/7) ShinKiba 1st Ring (6:45 PM JST START!) – Full Match Card Announced (9/20)

  • 6-Man (1/15): Tae Honma, Maika Ozaki & Kakeru Sekiguchi vs. Momo Tani, Riko Kawahata & Yuko Sakurai
  • Singles Match (1/15): Kaho Kobayashi vs. Yuna Mizumori
  • Tag Match (1/20): Sakuran Bonita & Aiger vs. Sumire Natsu & Saori Anou
  • Singles Match (1/30): Rydeen Hagane vs. Hikari Shimizu
  • COLOR’S Championship: SAKI © vs. Yumiko Hotta vs. Rina Amikura vs. Momoka Hanazono

Upcoming Appearances  

  • SAKI: Stardom, WAVE, Ice Ribbon
  • Rina Amikura: Ice Ribbon, WAVE, 
  • Yuko Sakurai: Ice Ribbon, SEAdLINNG, WAVE 
  • Hikari Shimizu: WAVE, Ice Ribbon, CMLL

GLEAT 

GLEAT: Miyagi/Fukuda vs. Iwata/InabaGLEAT Ver. EX(tra) (10/9) Korakuen Hall

  • LIDET UFW Rule Double Bout: GLEAT (Michiko Miyagi & Maya Fukuda) vs. Mika Iwata (SenJo) & Tomoko Inaba (JTO)

SUNDAY! UWF Rules Match: Michiko Miyagi vs. Maya Fukuda! 2022-2023 Schedule

  • G Pro-Wrestling Ver. 39 (11/23) Korakuen Hall
  • G Pro-Wrestling Ver. 40 (11/27) Umeda Stella Hall
  • G Pro-Wrestling Ver. 41 (12/18) Umeda Stella Hall
  • NEW! GLEAT Ver. 4 (12/30) Tokyo Dome City Hall
  • GLEAT Ver. 5 (1/8/23) Edion Arena, Osaka 
  • TBA (3/21/23) Gorilla Hall Osaka

Ice Ribbon

RESULTS! Ibuki Hoshi to Hokuto Pro (Hokkaido, Japan) – I learned that this wasn’t Ibuki’s first time with Hokuro Pro! Her history with them dates back to 2018-2019, and likely got put on pause throughout the pandemic 2020-2021!

  • Singles Matches: (9/8) defeated Ami Kanda (9:48); (9/9) defeated Ami Kanda (11:02) & (9/11) defeated Ami Kanda (12:49)

Results! IR #1228 (9/17) Skip City

  • Tag Team Match: Rina Yamashita & Yuuki Mashiro defeated Cherry & Yuko Sakurai (11:31)
  • Tag Team Match: Asahi & Maika Ozaki defeated Ram Kaicho & Saran (11:18)
  • Six Man Tag Team Match: Hamuko Hoshi, Kiku & Makoto defeated Ibuki Hoshi, Kaho Matsushita & YuuRI (17:09)
  • Tag Team Match: Dalys & Misa Kagura defeat Tae Honma & Totoro Satsuki (11:26)
  • Tag Team Match: Nao Ishikawa & Saori Anou defeated Stephanie Vaquer & Sumika Yanagawa (16:05)

Results! IR #1229 (9/18) Ice Ribbon Dojo

  • Singles Match: Asahi defeated Saran (6:23)
  • Tag Team Match: Yura Suzuki & Yuuki Mashiro defeated Himiko & Kiku (7:42)
  • Singles Match: Yuko Sakurai defeated YuuRI (7:56)
  • Tag Team Match: Ibuki Hoshi & Kaho Matsushita defeated A~min (Rina Amikura; COLOR’S) & Asahi (12:55) 

  TODAY! Ribbon Warriors 2022 (9/24) Korakuen Hall

  • 6-Woman Tag (1/20): Yuna Manase (Gan☆Pro), Totoro Satsuki & Kiku vs. Sumika Yanagawa (JTO), YuuRI (Gan☆Pro) & Saran
  •  8-Woman Tag (1/30): Dalys (CMLL), SAKI & Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S), & Kaho Matsushita vs. Ram Kaicho (Triple Six), Rina Yamashita, Maya Yukihi & Maika Ozaki
  • Triangle Ribbon Championship (1/15): Yuki Mashiro © vs. Cherry vs. Matsuzawa-san – 44th Champion’s 3rd Defense
  • 6-Woman Tag Match (1/20): Kyuri, Tae Honma & Asahi vs. KISSmeT Princess (Nao Ishikawa, A~Min (Rina Amikura; COLOR’S) & Misa Kagura (JTO))
  • International Ribbon Tag Championship (1/30): Makoto & Hamuko Hoshi © vs. Ibuki Hoshi & Hikaru Shida – 57th Champions’ 1st Defense
  • ICE x Infinity Championship Match (1/30): Saori Anou © vs. Stephanie Vaquer (CMLL) – 34th Champion’s 2nd Defense

Princess Party ELEVEN (9/28) Ice Ribbon Dojo – The Princess Party series are entertainment fusion shows with live performances and wrestling all rolled into one! Think music festival meets wrestling show. All shows are at the Ice Ribbon Dojo unless otherwise indicated. 

  • Musical Guests: Untitled & H!Fly (‘HI FLY’; Ice Ribbon’s Yuki Mashiro & Ibuki Hoshi and Yurina Masuda; they debuted 8/13/22)
  • Matches TBA

Princess Party 2022 Schedule 

  • Princess Party #12 (10/12)
  • Princess Party #13 (10/26)
  • Super Princess’  Party (11/5&6) Tokyo Dome City
  • NEW! Princess Party #14 (11/16)
  • NEW! Princess Party #15 (11/30)

Third Annual KIZUNA Tag Tournament Entrants Announced! (10/30) Ryogoku KFC Hall – One Day Only with two shows (Noon: First Round Matches; Evening; Semi-Finals & Finals) Full Card TBA

  • Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S) & Kaho Matsushita
  • Asahi & Yuko sakurai (COLOR’S)
  • Ram Kaicho (Triple Six) & Saran
  • Maya Yukihi & Misa Kagura (JTO)
  • Hamuko Hoshi & Kiku
  • Totoro Satsuki & YuuRI (GanPro)
  • Saori Anou & Sumika Yanagawa (JTO)
  • Ibuki Hoshi & A~Min (Rina Amikura; COLOR’S)

Special Tournament Rule Set

  • Every match has a 15-minute time limit and is scheduled for one fall.
  • In the event of a time limit draw, the match will continue until the member of either team wins by a two count.
  • Any wrestler who debuted before 2017 cannot tag with another person who debuted before 2017.
  • Each team must have one member who debuted in 2018 (or later).
  • Teams can only be formed at the request from a wrestler with a shorter professional career
  • A senior wrestler can only decline a tag invitation one time.

ICE RIBBON 2022 Schedule 

  • IR x CMLL at Festival Mexicana (9/25) Relocated to the Ice Ribbon Dojo due to weather!
  • IR #1231 (10/1) Ice Ribbon Dojo
  • IR #1232 (10/8) Ice Ribbon Dojo
  • Tokyo Shoten Wrestling (10/9) – KISSmeT PRINCESS (Nao Ishikawa & Misa Kagura) & H!Fly (Ibuki Hoshi & Yuki Mashiro) are scheduled to appear. Matches TBA
  • Yokohama Ribbon (10/10) Yokohama Radiant Hall
  • BIG☆DEKAI!!!のBIG☆DEKAAAAAAAAAAI!!!!!!!!!! (10/10) Produced by Yuna Manase & Totoro Satsuki; Yokohama Radiant Hall; Details TBA; Moeka Haruhi & YuuRI scheduled to appear
  • IR #1234 (10/15) Ice Ribbon Dojo
  • Tokyo Shoten Wrestling (10/16) – KISSmeT PRINCESS (Nao Ishikawa & Misa Kagura) & H!Fly (Ibuki Hoshi & Yuki Mashiro) are scheduled to appear. Matches TBA
  • IR #1235 (10/22) Ice Ribbon Dojo
  • IR #1236 (10/29) Ice Ribbon Dojo
  • KIZUNA Tag Tournament (10/30) Ryogoku KFC Hall
  • IR #1239 (11/12) Ice Ribbon Dojo
  • IR #1240 (11/19) Ice Ribbon Dojo
  • Yokohama Ribbon (11/23) Yokohama Radiant Hall
  • IR #1242 (11/26) Ice Ribbon Dojo
  • Ice Ribbon #1243 (11/27) SKIP City Multipurpose Hall
  • Ice Ribbon (12/4) 176BOX
  • Ice Ribbon #1243 (12/11) SKIP City Multipurpose Hall
  • Yokohama Ribbon (12/17) Yokohama Radiant Hall
  • IR (12/24) Narimasu ACT Hall
  • Ribbon Mania 2022 (12/31) Korakuen Hall

JUST TAP OUT

Results: Yokohama (9/18) Nigiwaiza 

  • JTO Girls’ Ranked Match: Misa Kagura (4) defeated Aoi (3) (13:26) – Misa advances to #3 and Aoi drops to #4; Misa to challenge Inaba on 10/7
  • Tag Match: Tomoka Inaba & rhythm defeated Yuu Yamagata & Sumika Yanagawa (12:31)

NEXT SHOW: Hachiouji (10/7) Basement MONSTAR

  • Special Singles Match: Aoi vs. Unagi Sayaka (STARDOM)
  • Queen of JTO Championship Match: Tomoka Inaba © vs. Misa Kagura

JTO Girls Inaba vs Kagura

Inaba defends against Kagura on October 7th © JUST TAP OUT

NEW! Ladius: Yanagase Pro-Wrestling

Ladius (sounds like ‘Radius’) is a women’s promotion under Yanagase Pro-Wrestling. They’ve been around for three years, and are getting ready to celebrate their third anniversary. 

Results! Third Anniversary Show (9/23) Sports Bar M’S Cafe

  • Musical Performance: ground DEED
  • Singles Match: Miss Mongol defeated Sae (13:09)
  • Singles Match: Yuu Yamagata defeated Mari Manji (7:54)

Today! Madeline’s Solo Produced Show (9/24)

Madel

Unbreakable Chair by Madeline (9/24) DIANA Dojo, Post di Amistad

  • Tag Match: Rina Amikura (COLOR’S) & Chie Ozora (PURE-J) vs. Ayame Sasamura (2AW) & Madeline
  • 2-on-1 Handicap Match: Kaji Tomato vs. Lucky Fuji & Futtota Kobayashi
  • Tag Match: Keiichi Sato & Kakeru Sekiguchi vs. Takuro Niki & Madeline
  • Singles Match: Daiki Shimomura vs. Madeline

Marvelous

MARVELOUS BannerResults: Chiba (9/23) TKP Garden City – Results Pending

  • Singles Match (1/15): Leo Izaka vs. Hajime
  • Three Way Match (1/20): Hibiscus Mii vs. Takumi Iroha vs. Yuu
  • Singles Match (1/15): Ai Houzan vs. Riko Kawahata (T-HEARTS)
  • Singles Match (1/15): Maria vs. Itsuki Aoki
  • Main Event Tag (1/20): Rin Kadokura & Mio Momono vs. Chikayo Nagashima & Tomoka Watanabe

Marvelous 2022 Calendar

  • Osaka (10/14) Azalea Taisho Hall
  • Aichi (10/15) Kariya City Aioi Hall
  • ShinKiba 1st Ring (10/25)
  • ShinKiba 1st Ring (11/04)
  • ShinKiba 1st Ring (11/17)
  • Fukuoka (11/27) Nishi Tetsu Hall
  • Korakuen Hall (12/04)
  • ShinKiba 1st Ring (12/15)
  • Oyama Cultural Center (12/25)

Upcoming Appearances: 

  • YMZ (9/28) ShinKiba 1st Ring – Takumi Iroha, Rin Kadokura & Leo Isaka vs. Kaori Yoneyama, Makoto with Matsuzawa-san, & Hikaru Sato
  • EVE Wrestle Queendom V (11/13) – Takumi Iroha returns to London, England to face Kanji!

New Japan Pro-Wrestling

Historic X-Over NJPW x STARDOM

NJPW x STARDOM Historic X-Over (11/20) – Ariake Arena, Tokyo Full Card TBA

  • Mixed Tag Match: Syuri & Tom Lawlor vs. Giulia & Zack Sabre, Jr.
  • Mixed Tag Match: Maika & Hirooki Goto vs. Utami Hayashishita & Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • 8-Person Tag Match: Tam Nakano, Natsupoi, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Starlight Kid, Momo Watanabe, El Desperado & DOUKI
  • IWGP Women’s Championship: Winner Stardom Bracket vs Winner International Bracket 

UPDATE!! KAIRI announces to the STARDOM & NEW JAPAN WORLD that she’s the final X in the International Bracket for the IWGP Women’c Championship. She’ll face the winner of Alpha Female vs. Ava White on October 23 at Tachikawa Arena in the International Bracket Semi-Finals! Talk about an amazing way to celebrate your birthday, KAIRI!

NOTE: Stardom Bracket Representatives will be selected from STARS, Queen’s Quest, Donna del Mondo and OedoTai based upon performances in their 2022 5★GP which concludes on October 1st.

IWGP Women’s Championship Tournament 

  • First Round: Royal Quest 2 (10/2) – International Bracket Alpha Female vs. Ava White (RPUK) 
  • First Round: Stardom JPN* Bracket (10/22) Korakuen Hall – X1 vs X2
  • First Round: Stardom JPN* Bracket (10/22) Korakuen Hall – X3 vs X4
  • UPDATE!! Semi-Finals: International Bracket (10/23) Arena Tachikawa – Winner Alpha/Ava vs KAIRI 
  • Semi-Finals: Stardom JPN Bracket (10/23) Arena Tachikawa – Winner X1/X2 vs. Winner X3/X4
  • Finals: Historic X-Over (11/20) Ariake Arena 
  • Wrestle Kingdom 17 (1/4/23) Inaugural Champion’s First Defense  

International Tour Stops

Keeping with Bushiroad’s international strategy to align themselves with the global standard and expectations of men’s and women’s matches, Stardom talent has been announced to start joining the NJPW Strong brand. No names dropped yet, but I can’t wait for this double header at the Palladium Times Square at the end of October. I need to start working on my costume now for the 27th! 

  • The Night Before Rumble (10/27) 
  • Rumble on 44th Street (10/28) 

OZ Academy

Results: Bad Moon Rising OSAKA (9/18) 176BOX

  • Singles Match: Rina Yamashita defeated Kakeru Sekiguchi (11:01)
  • Tag Team Match: Beast Friend (Hiroyo Matsumoto & Yuu) defeated Itsuki Aoki & Ram Kaicho (15:02)
  • Singles Match: Ryo Mizunami defeated Miyuki Takase (13:59)
  • Six Man Tag Team Match: Ozaki-gun (Mayumi Ozaki, Saori Anou & Yumi Ohka) defeated Aja Kong, Momoka Hanazono & Sonoko Kato (20:12)
  • OZ Academy Pioneer Title Three Way Match: Kaori Yoneyama defeated AKINO © and Tsubasa Kuragaki (12:49) – Yone

Next Show: ~NO SURVIVORS ~ (10/10) Shinjuku FACE

  • Singles Match (1/15): Kakeru Sekiguchi vs. Itsuki Hoshino
  • Tag Match (1/30): Sonoko Kato & Ryo Mizunami vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Maya Yukihi
  • Singles Match (1/30): Aja Kong vs. Saori Anou
  • Main Event: OZ Academy Openweight Championship 6-Person Tag (3/60): AKINO, Tsubasa Kuragaki & Momoka Hanazono vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto, Kaori Yoneyama & Yuu

OZ Academy Big Bonus in Okinawa Poster

Battle Big Bonus in Okinawa (10/16)

  • Singles Match (1/20): Ram Kaicho (Triple Six) vs. Yumi Ohka
  • Tag Match (1/30): Sonoko Kato & Ryo Mizunami vs. Rina Yamashita & Kakeru Sekiguchi
  • 8-Person Tag Match: Aja Kong, Tsubasa Kuragaki, Yuu & Itsuki Aoki vs. Ozaki-gun (Mayumi Ozaki, Maya Yukihi, Saori Anou & Mitsuhisa Sunabe)
  • Semi-Final: OZ Academy Pioneer 3-Way Match (1/30): Kaori Yoneyama © vs. Momoka Hanazono vs. Mask do Hanahana
  • Main Event: ~The Wizard of OZ~ OZ Academy Openweight Championship (1/60): AKINO © vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto 

OZ Academy 2022 Calendar 

  • Nagoya Diamond Hall (11/27)
  • Bad Moon Rising Osaka (12/11) 176BOX

PROMINENCE 

Sunday! Kouen Banjou Rising Flames (9/25) ShinKiba 1st Ring; Full Match Card

  • Singles Match: Miyako Matsumoto vs. Risa Fera 
  • NEW! Lightweight Truck Pro-Wrestling: Orca Uto vs. Super Harcore Man
  • Tag Match: Kaori Yoneyama & Yuu vs. Kurumi Hiiragi & Mochi Natsumi
  • 3-Way Match: Akane Fujita vs. Choun Shiryu vs. Toshiyuki Sakuda
  • Tag Match: Ikuta Hidaka & Itsuki Aoki vs. Risa Sera & Orca Uto
  • Suzu Suzuki’s Ten Deathmatch Series: Match 3/10: Suzu Suzuki vs Tomoya Hirata (FREEDOMS)

Suzu Suzuki gets on the cover of Weekly Pro Wrestling Magazine after defeating Wonder of Stardom Champion, Saya Kamitani in their Blue Stars League Match

Upcoming 2022 Shows – all shows at ShinKiba 1st Ring

  • #7 (10/23)  ~ Hearts Constantly Engulfed in Flames ~ 
  • #8 (11/27)  ~ Honorable Flames ~
  • #9 (12/11)  ~ Hold Your Hands to the Flames ~

PURE-J

Results (9/18) Kame Dojo

  • Singles Match: Crea defeats Chie Ozora (10:15)
  • Singles Match: Rydeen Hagane defeats Momo Tani (9:24)
  • Gauntlet Match: AKARI vs. Hanako Nakamori (5:00), KAZUKI (5:00) & Leon (5:00) – All Matched ended in Time Limit Draws

PURE-J Openweight Yuu vs AKARI

Results!! Itabashi Green Hall (9/23)

  • Tag Match: CREA & Madeline defeated Chie Ozora & Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) (13:00)
  • Singles Match: Leon defeated KAZUKI (10:39)
  • Singles Match: Cherry defeated Hanako Nakamori (9:58)
  • Tag Match: Rydeen Hagane & SAKI (COLOR’S) defeated Momo Tani & Kaori Yoneyama (YMZ) (10:30)
  • PURE-J Openweight Championship: Yuu © defeated AKARI (11:28) 

SEAdLINNNG

Makoto & ASUKA celebrate a successful, yet bloody BEYOND THE SEA Tag Team Defense in an all Las Fresa de Egoistas show down against Ayame Sasamura & Rico Kaiju! (c) SEAdLINNG

Results (9/22) Shinjuku FACE

  • Tag Match (1/20): SAKI & Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) defeated Kaori Yoneyama (YMZ) & Amazon (13:23) 
  • Singles Match (1/20): Yuu (EVE) defeated Itsuki Aoki (10:51)
  • High Speed 3-Way Match (1/20): Mei Suruga (GMCP) defeated Riko Kawahata (T-HEARTS) & Kakeru Sekiguchi (9:43)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match (1/30): Hanako Nakamori (PURE-J), Hiroyo Matsumoto & Misa Kagura (JTO) defeated Ryo Mizunami, Yuna Mizumori (GMCP) & AKARI (PURE-J) (15:53)
  • BEYOND the SEA Tag Championships (1/30): ASUKA & Makoto (c) defeated Ayame Sasamura (2AW) & Rico Kaiju (26:47)

New Challengers Appear! Hot off their defense against Kaiju & Sasamura, GPU COLOR’S SAKI & Yuko Sakurai issue a challenge for the BEYOND the SEA Tag Championships at October Fist!

NEXT BIG SHOW: October Fist! (10/19) Korakuen Hall

  • BEYOND the SEA Tag Championships (1/30): ASUKA & Makoto © vs. GPU COLOR’S (SAKI & Yuko Sakurai
  • Talent Announcement! Amazon, Rico Kaiju, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Ryo Mizunami, Yuu (EVE), Kakeru Sekiguchi, Ayame Sasamura (2AW), Itsuki Aoki, Riko Kawahata (T-HEARTS), Misa Kagura (JTO) & more! Complete Korakuen Hall match card TBA!

SEAdLINNNG 2022 Calendar

  • October Fist! (10/19) Korakuen Hall
  • Yokohama Flash 2022 (11/12) Yokohama Radiant Hall
  • SEAdLINNNG Festival (11/20; 1130AM~) ShinKiba 1st Ring
  • Taiyou Festival (11/20; 3PM~) ShinKiba 1st Ring
  • SEAdLINNNG of the Year 2022 (12/28) Korakuen Hall

Sendai Girls

Results! SenJo x Punch Tahara’s 30th Anniversary Show (9/20) Shinjuku FACE

  • Tag Team Match: Chihiro Hashimoto & DASH Chisako defeated Mizuki Endo & Sakura Hirota (14:49)
  • Tag Team Match: Aja Kong & Kaoru Ito vs. Kyoko Inoue & Tomoko Watanabe (15:00) – Time Limit Draw

Nagoya (10/1) Nakamura Sports Center

  • Singles Match (1/15): Yuriko Oka vs. Rico Kaiju (SEAdLINNNG)
  • Singles Match (1/15): Dash Chisako vs. Maria (Marvelous)
  • Tag Match (1/15): Manami & Ryo Mizunami vs. ASUKA & Saori Anou
  • Tag Team Championship Match (1/30): TEAM 200 (Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuu) vs. Mika Iwata & Rin Kadokura (Marvelous)

Osaka (10/2) Azalea Hall

  • Singles Match (1/15): Yuriko Oka vs. Rico Kaiju (SEAdLINNNG)
  • Singles Match (1/15): Mika Iwata vs. Ryo Mizunami
  • Tag Match (1/15): Dash Chisako & Maria (Marvelous) vs. Natsumi Mochi (Prominence) & Rin Kadokura (Marvelous
  • Tag Match (1/30): Chihiro Hashimoto & Manami vs. ASUKA & Saori Anou

Sendai Girls is located in Miyagi Prefecture and every year, they help local farmers with rice planting and harvesting under the brand KNOW-HIME-RICE. It’s now available for order on Rakuten!!! I wonder how much international shipping would cost?!

SenJo 2022 Calendar

  • SenJo Keep Burning (10/10) Shinjuku FACE
  • Hōnō Pro-Wrestling (10/15) Ayashi Daibutsu, Bukkokuji Temple, Sendai
  • Women’s Pro-Wrestling BIG SHOW in Niigata (10/30) Niigata City Gymnasium
  • SenJo Queen of the Ring (11/20) Korakuen Hall 11:30AM

Stardom 

Stardom Five Star GP Finals

The Last Dash for the 5★GP22 Finals is this weekend! Even with FOUR GP batches of results, there are still two massive shows this weekend before the finals on Saturday, October 1st!!!

5★GP22 Results (9/17) EDION Arena Osaka

  • Three Way Tag Team Match: STARS (Koguma & Momo Kohgo) defeated Ami Sohrei & Lady C and Cosmic Angels (Tam Nakano & Waka Tsukiyama) (7:26) – Koguma pinned Waka after a diving body press
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Suzu Suzuki [4] defeated Saya Iida [4] (6:56) – German Suplex
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Maika [12] defeated Unagi Sayaka [2] (6:50) – Michinoku Driver II
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Mai Sakurai [9] vs. Risa Sera [11]  (7:01) – Double Count Out
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15):: MIRAI [12] defeated Mina Shirakawa [6] (10:35) – MIRAMARE
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Saki Kashima [8] defeated Utami Hayashishita [10] (6:53)
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Syuri [12] defeated SAKI [6] (11:52) – Ryuen (Flowing Flames)
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Starlight Kid [8] defeated Natsupoi [8] (13:26) – Eternal Foe

5★GP22 Results (9/18) EDION Arena Osaka

  • Tag Team Match: Queen’s Quest (Lady C & Utami Hayashishita) defeated STARS (Momo Kohgo & Saya Iida) (6:52) – Utami pinned Saya after a German Suplex
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Koguma [10] defeated Unagi Sayaka [2] (6:15) – Side pin
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): SAKI [8] defeated Mai Sakurai [9] (6:04) – Kawaildo Buster
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15):Starlight Kid [10] defeated Mina Shirakawa [6] (9:27) – Black Tiger Punishment
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Giulia [13] defeated Ami Sohrei [10] (12:20) – Bianca
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): MIRAI [13] vs. Saya Kamitani [13] (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Tam Nakano [12] defeated Risa Sera [11] (12:38) – Andromeda
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Suzu Suzuki [6] defeated Momo Watanabe [6] (13:27) – German Suplex

5★GP22 Results (9/19) Nagoya International Conference Center

  • Three Way Tag Team Match: God’s Eye (Ami Sohrei & MIRAI) defeated Oedo Tai (Momo Watanabe & Starlight Kid) and Queen’s Quest (Lady C & Saya Kamitani) (7:57) – Ami pinned Lady C after a Brain Buster
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15):: Maika [14] defeated Mai Sakurai [9] (6:58) – Enka Otoshi (Side Buster)
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): AZM [14] defeated Unagi Sayaka [2] (6:53) – Roll up
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Suzu Suzuki [8] defeated Mina Shirakawa [6] (9:25) – German Suplex
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Tam Nakano [14] defeated Momo Kohgo [2] (7:21) – Tiger Suplex
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15):: Risa Sera [13] defeated Koguma [10] (8:15) – Diving Double Knee Drop
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Utami Hayashishita [12] defeated SAKI [8] (11:28) – High Jack Bomb

Results: 5★GP22 Matches (9/23) – Korakuen Hall

  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Suzu Suzuki [10] defeated Hanan [0] (7:29) – German Suplex
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Natsupoi [12] defeated Saya Iida [4] (8:40) – Fairy Ring 
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): SAKI (COLOR’S) [10] defeated Momo Kohgo [2] (6:23) – Kentucky Bomb
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Koguma [12] defeated AZM [14] (4:51) – Side Rollup
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Saki Kashima [10] defeated Risa Sera (Prominence) [13] (6:49) – KishiKaisei
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Starlight Kid [12] defeated MIRAI [13] (10:24) – Star Suplex
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Mina Shirakawa [8] defeated Saya Kamitani [13] (13:08) – Glamorous Driver Mina 
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Momo Watanabe [8] defeated Giulia [13] (11:21) – Peach Sunrise 
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Mayu Iwatani [13] defeated Hazuki [14] (10:20) – Moonsault/Pin
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Syuri [14] defeated Tam Nakano [14] (14:53) – Referee Decision; Grounded Suzaku

5★GP22 Red Stars Block Points – as of 9/23/22; all remaining league matches listed below

  • Koguma [12] – Utami Hayashishita (10/1) 
  • Momo Kohgo [2] – Maika (9/24), & Unagi Sayaka (10/1)
  • Utami Hayashishita [12] – Tam Nakano (9/24), & Koguma (10/1)
  • AZM [14] – Saki Kashima (10/1)
  • Tam Nakano [14] – Utami Hayashishita (9/24) & SAKI (10/1)
  • Unagi Sayaka [2] – Himeka (9/24) & Momo Kohgo (10/1)
  • Maika [14] – Momo Kohgo (9/24) & Himeka (10/1) 
  • Himeka [12] – Unagi Sayaka (9/24) & Maika (10/1)
  • Mai Sakurai [9] – Sakurai has finished all of her tournament matches as of 9/19
  • Syuri [14] – Risa Sera (10/1)
  • Saki Kashima [10] – AZM (10/1) 
  • Risa Sera [13] – Syuri (10/1)
  • SAKI [10] – Tam Nakano (10/1)

5★GP22 Blue Stars Block Points – as of 9/23/22; all remaining league matches listed below

  • Mayu Iwatani [13] – Momo Watanabe (9/24) & Starlight Kid (10/1)
  • Hazuki [14] – Momo Watanabe (10/1)
  • Saya Iida [4] – Starlight Kid (9/24), Hanan (9/25) & MIRAI (10/1)
  • Hanan [0] – Mina Shirakawa (9/24), Saya Iida (9/25) – Hanan finishes her tournament on 9/25
  • Saya Kamitani [13] – Giulia (9/24), & Ami Sohrei (10/1) 
  • Natsupoi [12] – Mina Shirakawa (10/1) 
  • Mina Shirakawa [8] – Hanan (9/24), & Natsupoi (10/1) 
  • Giulia [13] – Saya Kamitani 9(/24) & Suzu Suzuki (10/1)
  • MIRAI [13] – Saya Iida (10/1)
  • Ami Sohrei [10] – Suzu Suzuki (9/24) & Saya Kamitani (10/1)
  • Momo Watanabe [8] – Mayu Iwatani (9/24) & Hazuki (10/1)
  • Starlight Kid [12] – Saya Iida (9/24), Suzu Suzuki (9/25), & Mayu Iwatani (10/1)
  • Suzu Suzuki [10] – Ami Sohrei (9/24), Starlight Kid (9/25) & Giulia (10/1)

Today! 5★GP22 Matches (9/24) – Belle Salle Hall, Takadanobaba, Tokyo 

  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Queen’s Quest (Lady C & Hinai) vs. OedoTai (Ruaka & Rina) *Updated due to Amasaki being pulled due to unforeseen circumstances
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Utami Hayashishita [12] vs. Tam Nakano [14]
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Himeka [12] vs. Unagi Sayaka [2]
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Maika [14] vs. Momo Kohgo [2]
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Giulia [13] vs. Saya Kamitani [13]
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Mayu Iwatani [13] vs. Momo Watanabe [8]
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Starlight Kid [12] vs. Saya Iida [4]
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Mina Shirakawa [8] vs. Hanan [0]
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Suzu Suzuki [10] vs. Ami Sohrei [10]
  • High Speed 3-Way Championship Match: AZM © vs. Hazuki vs. Fukigen Death

Stardom in Showcase Main Event 9/25

Sunday! Stardom in Showcase 2 (9/25) Belle Salle Hall, Takadanobaba, Tokyo – Results in 10/1 Dream Slam Weekly

  • NEW! 6-Woman Tag Match… Justice for Rossy Match! Yuu & Mysterious Gods of Death #2 & #3 vs. Syuri, Utami Hayashishita & Lady C w/ Rossy Ogawa
  • Hardcore Tag Match: Rina Yamashita & Giulia vs. Ruaka & Momo Watanabe 
  • Cosmic Rules II End of Summer 3-Way Tag: Tam Nakano & Natsupoi vs. Mina Shirakawa & Unagi Sayaka vs. SAKI & Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S)
  • Falls Count Anywhere Match: AZM vs. Ram Kaichou vs. Mayu Iwatani vs. Maika
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Suzu Suzuki [0] vs. Starlight Kid [6] 
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Saya Iida [2] vs. Hanan [0]
  • Physique Challenge: Giulia vs. Mai Sakurai vs. Saya Iida – with Fan Voting!
  • Miki Motoi returns on commentary! For those who don’t know, I am a massive Motoi Fangirl!

FIVE STAR GRAND PRIX 2022 Finals (10/1) – Musashino Forest Sports Center -> Full Event Report from London, England!

  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Syuri vs. Risa Sera
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Utami Hayashishita vs. Koguma
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Maika vs. Himeka
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Tam Nakano vs. SAKI
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Unagi Sayaka vs. Momo Kohgo
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): AZM vs. Saki Kashima
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Giulia vs. Suzu Suzuki
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Mayu Iwatani vs. Starlight Kid
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Saya Kamitani vs. Ami Sohrei
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Hazuki vs. Momo Watanabe 
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Natsupoi vs. Mina Shirakawa
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): MIRAI vs. Saya Iida
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 FINALS: RED STARS #1 vs. BLUE STARS #1

New Blood 5 (10/19) – Full Match Card TBA

  • Singles Match: Momo Kohgo vs. rhythm (JTO)
  • Singles Match: Mai Sakurai vs. Chanyota
  • Future of Stardom Championship: Hanan (c) vs. Ami Sohrei

Stardom Big Match 2022 Calendar

  • New Blood 5 (10/19) – Shinjuku Sumitomo Hall – Results in 10/22 Dream Slam Weekly
  • Hiroshima Goddess Festival (11/3) – Hiroshima Sun Plaza
  • Stardom Gold Rush 2022 (11/19) – Osaka Edion Arena
  • STARDOM x NJPW (11/20) – Ariake Arena -> Full Event Report!
  • Stardom in Showcase 3 (11/26) Todoroki Arena, Kawasaki City
  • Stardom Dream Queendom 2022 (12/29) Ryogoku Sumo Hall

For those who need a pick-me-up, check out the NJPW Strong Spirits x Stardom finals between Mayu Iwatani and Syuri… and the antics which ensure at “that INFAMOUS pool!” Features Miki Motoi, Starlight Kid & Saya Kamitani in a series of game play videos. 

Tokyo Joshi Pro-Wrestling

Wrestle Princess III October 9th 2022

The Road to Wrestle Princess III is ON!!© TJPW

Today! Autumn Tour ‘22 (9/24) – Ryogoku KFC Hall

  • Contract Signing! Yuka Sakazaki and Princess of Princess Champion, Shojo Nakajima will have a contract signing for their Wrestle Princess III match at today’s show!
  • Three-Way Match: Hikari Noa vs. Suzume vs. Moka Miyamoto
  • Singles Match: Nao Kakuta vs. Neko Haruna
  • Singles Match: Yuki Kamifuku vs. Kaya Toribami
  • Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh vs. Miu Watanabe & Arisu Endo
  • 8-Woman Tag Match: Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao, Rika Tatsumi & Yuki Aino vs. Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Raku & Pom Harajuku
  • Mahiro Kiryu will be absent due to shoulder injury.

This Sunday!! Maki Itoh performs with SKE 48 in Nagoya at their 14th Anniversary Show!!

Wrestle Princess III (10/9; 2PM JST) Tokyo Dome City Hall – Full Card TBA –> Full Event Report!

  • NEW! Singles Match: Mizuki vs. Hyper Misao
  • NEW! 6-Person Tag Match: Aja Kong, Raku & Pom Harajuku vs. Rika Tatsumi, Yuki Aino & Max the Impaler
  • NEW! International Princess Championship: Alex Windsor © vs. Miu Watanabe
  • Princess Tag Championships: Reiwa Double A Canon © (Saki Akai & Yuki Arai) vs. The Uprising (EVE; Rhia O’Reilly & Nightshade) – The Champions’ second scheduled title defense
  • Princess of Princess Championship: Shoko Nakajima © vs. Yuka Sakazaki (2022 Princess Cup Winner)- The Champion’s fifth scheduled title defense
  • Announced Talent: Riho

SKE 48's & TJPW Princess Tag ChampionYuki Arai

Yuki Arai’s 2022 Participation Schedule! With her touring show commitments with SKE 48, TJPW has announced a handful of dates for the remainder of the year where Arai will be scheduled to appear in a TJPW Ring. Dates: Osaka (10/29), Kyoto (11/13), Korakuen Hall (11/27), Shinjuku FACE (12/15). She will defend her TJPW Princess Tag Championship with DDT’s Saki Akai against The Uprising at Wrestle Princess III on October 9th. 

TJPW 2022 Calendar

  • Dream Pro-Wrestling Dream on the Ring (10/14) Shinjuku FACE; Card TBA
  • Autumn Tour ‘22 (10/21) – Fukushima
  • Play TJPW 7 (WRESTLE UNIVERSE MEMBERS ONLY! Special Show) (10/24) Kitazawa Town Hall
  • The Mountain Top 2022 (10/29) – Osaka Edion Arena
  • Autumn Tour ‘22 (11/6) – Ryogoku KFC Hall
  • Autumn Tour ‘22 (11/13) – Kyoto KBS Hall
  • Autumn Tour ‘22 (11/20) – Shinjuku FACE
  • All Rise ‘22 (11/27) – Korakuen Hall
  • Autumn Tour ‘22 (12/4) – Yokohama Radiant Hall
  • TJPW City Circuit Autumn ~Hamamatsu~  (11/20) – Shizuoka Entetsu Hall
  • Angel & Rabbit (12/15) Shinjuku FACE
  • Ready? CHRISTMAS!! (12/24) – Ryogoku KFC Hall; Last Show of 2022

WAVE

Results! Detras de Lazona (vol. 5) (9/17) DIANA Dojo 

  • Noise WAVE (1/15): Yumi Ohka defeated Itsuki Aoki (14:11)
  • Gokigen WAVE (1/15): Kyusei Sakura Hirota defeated Kaori Yoneyama (13:41)
  • Future WAVE (1/15): Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S) defeated COHAKU (12:43)
  • Power WAVE (1/15): Yuki Miyazaki defeated Rina Amikura (13:50)

Results! WAVE 15th Anniversary: CARNIVAL WAVE WEST (9/18) Osaka 176BOX 

  • Tag Team Match: Kaori Yoneyama & Yumi Ohka defeated Itsuki Aoki & Yuu (9:02)
  • Lucha WAVE (1/15): Dalys (CMLL) defeated COHAKU (10:45)
  • Singles Match: Aiger vs. Kyusei Sakura Hirota (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Remember Toshi! YELL!! Men’s WAVE!? (1/20): Naoki Tanizaki & Ryota Nakatsu defeated Body Guard & Mikiya Sasaki (12:24)
  • Tag Team Match: Risa Sera & Suzu Suzuki defeated Stephanie Vaquer (CMLL) & Yuki Miyazaki (14:24)
  • DUAL SHOCK WAVE ~ WAVE Tag Team Championship (1/30): galaxyPunch! (SAKI & Hikari Shimizu; COLOR’S) vs. Miyuki Takase & Haruka Umesaki – Champion’s first title defense (30:00) – Time Limit Draw

Sapporo (10/9) – Full Card TBA

  • DUAL SHOCK WAVE ~ WAVE Tag Team Championship (1/30): galaxyPunch! (SAKI & Hikari Shimizu; COLOR’S) vs. Kyusei Sakura Hirota & Yuki Miyazaki – 30th Champions’ 4th defense

ASAHIKAWA WAVE (10/10) – Full Card TBA

  • Scramble WAVE (1/20): SAKI & Hikari Shimizu vs. Yumi Ohka & Cohaku – If Galaxy Punch (SAKI & Shimizu) successfully defend their tag titles, this match will become a championship title match.

NEW! Regina di WAVE Number One Contender Battle Royal announced for Korakuen Hall Show on October 24th. The winner will face current champion Hikaru Shida. WAVE is currently recruiting participants on Twitter, freelancers and any interested parties from other companies are well. (However, no information about availability for international wrestlers likely due to visa requirements.)

Medical Update! Nagisa Nozaki had knee surgery recently, but she did post a video showing her on crutches with a knee brace, but showing off a little bit of mobility! 

Upcoming Shows

  • NAMI 1 OCT ‘22 (10/1) Shinjuku FACE
  • SAPPORO WAVE NAMARA 8 (10/9)
  • SURVIVAL DANCE (10/23) Korakuen Hall
  • KARIYA WAVE vol. 2 (10/30)
  • TBA WAVE 11/6 Korakuen Hall
  • TBA WAVE 11/12 Osaka 176BOX

Wild One Pro-Wrestling (10/1-2/22) – the two-day event produced by Minoru Suzuki!

Day One Card (10/1)

  • Loser Gives Up Their Ring Name Three Way Match: Kikutaro vs. Rocky Kawamura 2 vs. Kaji Tomato
  • New Yokohama Intergender Monster Battle: Daisuke Sekiguchi vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
  • Wild One Special Tag Match: Minoru Suzuki & TAKA Michinoku vs. Hikaru Sato & Yuki Sakaguchi

Day Two Card (10/2)

  • Special Singles Match: Kikutaro vs. Rocky Kawamura 2
  • Gatoh Move Special Tag Match: Mei Suruga & Baliyan Akki vs. Emi Sakura & Sayaka
  • Pro-Wrestling Wild One Special Three Way Match: Minoru Suzuki vs. Hikaru Sato vs. Jun Kasai

YMZ Gokigenna Wrestling!

Results! Gokigenna Kawasaki 25 (9/17) Post di Amistad, Kawasaki

  • Three Way Match: Chie Ozora defeated Best Stretchman V3 & Kaori Yoneyama (5:58)
  • Singles Match: Shino Hagane vs. Daiki Shimamura (10:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Singles Match: Hikaru Sato vs. Moeka Haruhi (10:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Tag Match: Miyuki Takase & Makoto defeated Haruka Umesaki & Matsuzawa-san

Next Week! YMZ Autumn Festival 2022 (9/28) ShinKiba 1st Ring – Full Card (9/16/22) Match Order TBD

  • 6- Woman Tag Match: Tsubasa Kuragaki, Yuu & Yuna Mizumori vs. Kakeru Sekiguchi, Nanami & Chie Ozora
  • Gokigenna Showdown! YMZ (Kaori Yoneyama, Hikaru Sato & Makoto with Matsuzawa-san) vs. Marvelous (Takumi Iroha, Rin Kadokura & Leo Izaka)
  • Singles Match: ASUKA vs. Haruka Umesaki (DIANA)
  • Tag Match: Kengo Mashimo & Shinno Hagane vs. Minoru Fujita vs. Yasu Urano
  • NEW: Special Singles Match: Rina Yamashita vs. X

NEW! Makoto’s 15th Anniversary Show (11/1) Korakuen Hall 

  • Tag Match: Chie Ozora (PURE-J) & Mari (ActWres GirlZ COLOR’S) vs. Konatsu (Ladius) & Chie Koshinaka (GMCP)
  • Pro-Wrestling WAVE Special Match: Participants TBA
  • 3-Way Match: TAJIRI vs. X vs. Miyako Matsumoto
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: SAKI (COLOR’S), Yuna Mizumori (GMCP) & Itsuki Aoki vs. Sae (Ladius), Ayame Sasamura (2AW) & Rico Kaiju (SEAdLINNNG)
  • Matsuzawa-san’s Special 100 Green Onion Death Match: Isami Kodaza (BASARA) vs. Matsuzawa-san with Cherry, Rina Yamashita, & Sakaya Obihiro (GMCP)
  • 15-Person Battle Royal for 150,000: Kazuhiko Ogasawara, Haruka Kato, Gunma Cat, Emi Sakura W, Hagane Shinno (MAKAI), MNasahiro Takanashi (DDT), Minoru Tanaka (GLEAT), Chanyota,  Bambi, Koharu Hinata, Mistere Cacao, Mitsuki, Kabuto Mitomi, Yuu Yamagata (JTO), Yuna (REINA)
  • Main Event 8-Woman Tag: Makoto, Kaori Yoneyama (YMZ), Moeka Haruhi & ASUKA vs. Arisa Nakajima (SEAdLINNNG), Hiroyo Matsumoto, Hanako Nakamori (PURE-J) & Nagisa Nozaki (WAVE)

YMZ 2022 Calendar

  • We’re Back, Nishi Arai! (10/8) Nishi Araidaishi Nishi Studio, Tokyo
  • Autumn Kameari (10/15) PURE-J’s Kame Dojo
  • We’re Back, Nishi Arai! (10/20) Nishi Araidaishi Nishi Studio, Tokyo
  • Gokigenna Kawasaki 27 (10/31) Diana Dojo, Post Di Amistad
  • Makoto’s 15th Anniversary Show (11/1) Korakuen Hall
  • Tsubasa Fiesta! 25th Anniversary Show (11/13) ShinKiba 1st Ring

Meanwhile in WWE/NXT…

Meiko Satomura may have a new protege on her hands with Roxanne Perez!

Meanwhile in the AEW Realm

AEW Fight Forever at Tokyo Game Show 2022

The Magical Cinnabon Monsters may be my new favorite intergender tag team!! © AEW Games

The first time I can remember wrestling and video games going hand-in-hand with one another was when Kenny Omega collaborated with Alex Jebailey to bring NJPW to the CEO Fighting Game Tournament in Daytona Beach in 2018. They would have a repeat performance a year later with AEW in the emergency of Fyter Fest in summer 2019.

With the upcoming release of AEW’s Fight Forever, the company worked with THQ Nordic Japan to bring wrestling to the Tokyo Game Show, arguably one of the largest and most crucial video game conventions in the world. The showcase featured AEW talents like Christopher Daniels and Michael Nakazawa and familiar in-ring regulars like Yuka Sakazaki, Ryo Mizunami, Riho and Konosuke Takeshita. Working with their partners DDT & TJPW, wrestlers like Chris Brookes (DDT), Hikari Noa (TJPW), Yuki Ueno (DDT) and Hagane Shinno (Freelancer)

AEW Fight Forever Tokyo Game Show Exhibition Matches – Makuhari Messe Convention Center

Results (9/16) 

  • Singles Match: Christopher Daniels defeated Chris Brookes (10:17)
  • Singles Match: Ryo Mizunami defeated Hikari Noa (8:47)
  • Singles Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Christopher Daniels (9:39)

Results (9/17)

  • Singles Match: Konosuke Takeshita defeated Chris Brookes (10:46)
  • Singles Match: Riho defeated Hikari Noa (8:19)
  • Singles Match: Yuki Ueno defeated Michael Nakazawa (10:29)
  • Tag Team Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Yuka Sakazaki defeated Christopher Daniels & Ryo Mizunami (10:26)

Results (9/18)

  • Singles Match: Yuka Sakazaki defeated Hikari Noa (12:07)
  • Singles Match: Hagane Shinnou defeated Michael Nakazawa (7:59)

At this time, it is unknown if there are plans to broadcast these exhibition matches anywhere, but it would be a great opportunity to introduce the international audience to more talent from TJPW like Noa and DDT like Brookes and Ueno. 

  • AEW Dark #162: Emi Sakura (w/Baliyan Akki) defeated Avery Breaux (3:15)

Karen’s Special Homeroom

Homework: Weekly Match Selection

I’m back from New Jersey with something a bit more fun. I’ve noticed that many of my matches have been rather serious, gritty, hard-hitting selections, so this week, I wanted to provide something a little more refreshing. Back in July, Ice Ribbon participated in a local food festival in Saitama Prefecture (where the IR Dojo is located). They had an exhibition area where they introduced the locals to a little bit of what life as an Ice Ribbon wrestler is like. Tsukasa Fujimoto emceed the event and was assisted by Ibuki Hoshi, Nao Ishikawa, Saran and Asahi. 

Near the event stage, they held a mini-pro wrestling class where children got to practice tumbling and simple gymnastics while supervised by the wrestlers and their parents. There was also a special, roaming, falls count anywhere in the festival match between Ibuki Hoshi (age 19) and Saran (age 13). I really like that the younger wrestlers really got into the mood, showing other children how much fun (yes, even when properly supervised) wrestling can be! They event demonstrated some chops and stage dives!

Even Saran feigned anger with Tsukasa when she asked for “one more chop” during the demonstration! Their participation in the event was also to promote one of their shows during the summer time. Nao Ishikawa also performed one of her songs, “Unlock” as she is also a wrestling idol! She’s one of the members of KISSmeT Princess, who perform at Ice Ribbon’s Princess Parties! At the time, she was out with an injury, but at this event, she announced her return to action at the July 31st Korakuen Hall show! She and Asahi didn’t get to have a proper match at the event, but they did throw some elbows and throw one another off the stage before the show ended. 

  • Promotion: Ice Ribbon 
  • Event: Ice Ribbon Exhibition Odekake Pro-Wrestling
  • Venue: Zeppin Yatai (Outdoor Food Festival), Urawa Misono Park
  • Date: July 17, 2022
  • Result: Ibuki Hoshi defeated Saran (12:03) with Asahi has the special referee and Nao Ishikawa as time keeper

I know this isn’t the usual weekly match selection, but with all the talks about Japan opening back up to international tourism, it’s just a shame that we missed out on so much fun over the summer time! This is just another reason I start saving up for next summer!

International Joshi Learning Excursion!

If you see me, please say hello! Also, if I spot a POST Wrestling shirt… I may stop and compliment you on it! Tell me your name, preferred pronouns & who your oshi (favorite wrestler(s)) are! Safe travels!

FIELD TRIPS – Please say hello if you see me at a show!

  • OMG NEXT WEEK: NJPW Royal Quest 2 (10/1-2) – Crystal Palace Indoor Arena, London, England
  • NJPW Rumble on 44th Street – Palladium Times Square, NYC, NY

EVENT REPORT SCHEDULE – Additional big events to be added later. 

  • STARDOM: 5★GP22 Finals (10/1) – Musashino Forest Sports Center 
  • TJPW: Wrestle Princess III (10/9) Tokyo Dome City Hall
  • NJPW x STARDOM: Historic X-Over (11/20) – Ariake Arena

DSW Projects – Submit your suggestions here! (POST Forum | Google Form)

  • “Hey, Karen-Sensei…” MailbagAsk Me *ALMOST* Anything
  • POST Bring the Matches Challenge – Send me your must-see match recommendations for September 2022
  • Live Show Diaries – Traveling is one of my favorite things, and I want to share the “out of my house” joshi learning excursion experience, too!

LAST CALL!! September 2022 Deadline: September 29, 2022 by NOON ET for DSW 10/1

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely week!





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