Dream Slam Weekly (Vol. 12): Unagi Sayaka Wins in GanbarePro; KAIRI & Nanae Takahashi Announced for Five Star GP Opening Weekend

The Summer of Surprises continues as titles are defended, unexpected guests arrive, championships are defended and the tournament season lights the summer up like fireworks.

Photo Courtesy: DDT/Ganbare ProWrestling

Dream Slam Weekly (Vol. 12) Unagi Sayaka Wins in GanbarePro; KAIRI & Nanae Takahashi Announced for Five Star GP Opening Weekend

By: Karen Peterson

There are many wonderful and exciting things happening this summer, but before I get to any of those, I wanted to extend my sincerest condolences to Himeka and her family on the unexpected passing of her father. He passed away suddenly on the 11th, and she later issued a statement via Twitter and TokyoSports made a formal announcement. She’s been removed from the Hokkaido tour (7/14-18) so she may take care of family affairs. 

“I kept the fact that I am a wrestler from him, I would have loved for him to see me in my costume just once, but now it’s too late.” – Himeka 

She is scheduled for the Stardom in Showcase show on 7/23 in a 3-way tag with Maika (see below) and will still compete in the Five Star Grand Prix at this time. 

Don’t be afraid to tell those in your life how much they mean to you or express things you are holding back on. Be kind to one another. 

International Excursions & Adventures

Jungle Kyona Announced For US Shows! Oh, my stars, how I have waited for this day to finally arrive! Since her departure from Stardom in October 2021, and her return to in-ring action at the second Hana Kimura Memorial Show against Kyoko Kimura, many have waited to find out when Jungle Kyona would start announcing independent dates and if she would ever come back to the United States! Time to get ready for the Autumn of Kyona!!

Jungle Kyona Autumn Tour 2022 Dates

Coming Soon!

  • Miyu Yamashita vs. Billie Starks vs. Janai Kai (July 23rd) Garden State Pro-Wrestling’s Welcome to Eden

This Summer!

Round-up (alphabetical)


Next Show: “Going from the Summer Sun to the Winter Shade” vol. 11 (7/10) Matches

  • Singles Match: Makoto defeated Mirani (8:20)
  • Singles Match (1/20): Sae defeated Himiko (11:52)
  • POP Championship: Haruka Umesaki © defeated Nanami (12:55)
  • 6-Woman Tag (1/20): Jaguar Yokota, Ayako Sato & Madeline defeated Kyoko Inoue, Deborah K & CREA (16:20) 

Future Sight vol. 2 (7/10)

  • Singles Match (1/20): Miran defeated Himiko (5:15)
  • Tag Match (1/20): Asahi/Sae defeated Deborah K/Rina Amikura (11:27)
  • Singles Match (1/20): Ayako Sato defeated Nanami (12:03)
  • Tag Match 1/20): Haruka Umesaki/Miyuki Takase defeated Madeline/Kakeu Sekiguchi (16:46)

DIANA (7/18) Yokohama Radiant Hall

  • Singles Match (1/20): Himiko vs. Hamuko Hoshi
  • Singles Match (1/20): Miran vs. Tae Honma
  • Singles Match (1/20): Nanami vs. Maika Ozaki
  • Semi-Final 6-Woman Tag (1/30): Jaguar Yokota, Ayako Sato & Madeline vs. Kyoko Inoue, Deborah K & Nagisa Nozaki
  • Final WWW DIANA Tag Championships (1/30): LUMINOUS (Haruka Umesaki & Miyuki Takase) vs. Kaho Kobayashi  & Rina Amikura

JAGUAR (Yokota)’s 61st Birthday & 46th Anniversary Show (7/25) Korakuen Hall

  • Singles Match: Miyuki Takase vs. Haruka Umesaki
  • Tag Match: Kyoko Inoue & Aja Kong vs. Asuka & Ayako Sato
  • Tag Match: Super Tiger & Hayato Mashiro vs  Guts Ishijima & Kenichiro Arai
  • 6-Person Tag Match: Megumi Yabushita, KAZUKI & Madeline vs. Tiger Queen, Nanami & Miran
  • ZERO1 8-Person Tag Match : Shoki Kitamura, Tsugutaka Sato, Astro Man, & Ryo Hoshino vs. TAKAFUMI, Takumi Baba, Satsuki Nagao, & Junya Matsunaga
  • Main Event: Jaguar Yokota, Maya Ozaki, & Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Rina Yamashita, DASH Chisako & Masato Tanaka


Harcore Girls(?) Noisy Battle (7/14) ShinKiba 1st Ring

  • Super Hardcore Girls vs. Prominence Falls Count Anywhere Match: SenoSister Mao Inoue defeated Natsumi Mochi (12:07) with the Johnny’s Leg Roll Clutch
  • DDT Special Match: Yuki Ueno & Kyusei Sakura Hirota defeated Akito & Kazuki Hirata (14:06) with German Suplex
  • Special TLC Match: DASH Chisako (SenJo) vs. Hideki Okatani (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Semi-Final Super Hardcore Girls vs. Prominence Bring an Item HC Match: Risa Sera & Akane Fujita defeated Elizabeth♡Toy & Sylvania♡Catherine (17:18) with a Diving Double Knee Drop… onto a Chair!
  • Main Event Super Hardcore Girls vs. Prominence Special HC Match: Suzu Suzuki defeated Carousel♡Shun (20:18) with a German Suplex

Cosplay Genius, Kyusei Sakura Hirota gets the MVP Award for the show for her Kyusei Konosuke Takeshita cosplay. As The Super Hardcore Girls (?) are rumored to be somehow related to the DDT stable 37KAMIINA, and their leader Takeshita is currently in AEW, Hirota pulled together an absolutely stellar and fun cosplay, so Takeshita could be included. She’s wearing a synthetic chest with muscular arms and in her usual fashion, DIY gear with markers and underwear. https://twitter.com/Takesoup/status/1547635075574927361?s=20&t=6mMT3Sf2VMH-h0j-zcZEzQ

“Perfection.” – Takeshita

Gatoh Move & ChocoPro

Free Shows on YouTube!

  • ChocoPro Live! #243 – Sayaka & Baliyan Akki vs.  Chie Koshinaka & Shinno Hagane
  • ChocoPro Live! #244Best Bros vs. Chie & Kaori Yoneyama 

Ganbare☆Pro Wrestling

Next Big Show: Wrestle Sekigahara (7/10)

  • Mixed Trios Match: HARUKAZE, Ganbare Tamagawa & Nobuhiro Shimatani defeated YuuRi, Onryo & Lingerie Mutoh (9:13)
  • GanPro/DDT Trios Match: GP (Shinichiro Tominaga, Mizuki Watase, & Moeka Haruhi) vs. Eruption (Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Hideki Okatani) (15:22)
  • Singles Match: Unagi Sayaka (Stardom) defeated Yuna Manase (GanPro) (12:59)

Check out my audio interview with Yuna Manase!

Yoshiko Hasegawa joins GanPro! At Wrestle Sekigahara, former ActWres Girl’Z wrestler, Hasegawa addressed the crowd, indicating her signing with the company. She will make her return to wrestling after a year and seven months at GanbarePro’s Korakuen Show on August 13th.

Ganbare Pro-Wrestling

Card Change: Gatoh Move’s Sayaka will replace Yuna Manase on the 7/17 show. 

Girls’ Pro-Wrestling Unit COLOR’S
Next Big Event: Yes, My Way 3 (7/15) ShinKiba 1st Ring

  • Three-Way Battle (1/15): Kakeru Sekiguchi defeated Momo Tani & Maika Ozaki (8:43)
  • Singles Match (1/20): Yumiko Hotta defeated Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) vs. (8:07)
  • Tag Match (1/20): Kako Kobayashi & Sakuran Bonita defeated Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S) & Tae Honma (17:14)
  • Semi-Final Singles Match (1/20): Takumi Iroha defeated Rina Amikura (COLOR’S) (12:50)
  • Main Event 6-Woman Tag (1/30): SAKI (COLOR’S), Riko Kawahata & Makoto defeated Kaori Yoneyama, Momoka Hanazono & Yuna Mizumori (12:14)

Yes, My Way (Vol. 4) Announced for October 7th! SAKI will defend the COLOR’s Championship in a four way against Yumiko Hotta, Rina Amikura & Momoka Hanazono!


G-ProWrestling Ver 29 (7/17; Umeda Stella Hall, Osaka) 

  • GPW: Nanae Takahashi vs. Michiko Miyagi 
  • LIDET UWF: Maya Fukuda vs. Chihiro Hashimoto

Ice Ribbon

IR 1213 (7/9) Results Ice Ribbon Dojo

  • Singles Match: AKARI defeated Saran (6:32)
  • Singles Match: Maika Ozaki defeated CREA (8:18)
  • Singles Match: Cherry defeated Totoro Satsuki (9:39)
  • Tag Match: Ram Kaicho (Triple Six) & Kaho Matsushita defeated Asahi & Yura Suzuki (10:26)

Yokohama Ribbon July 2022 (7/18) Yokohama Radiant Hall 

  • Tag Match (1/15): Saran/Kiku vs. Himiko/Miran (DIANA)
  • Singles Match (1/15): Saori Anou vs. Nanami (DIANA)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match (1/20): Ram Kaicho (Triple 6), Rina Yamashita & Maya Yukihi vs. A~Min (Rina Amikura; COLOR’S), Misa Kagura (JTO) & Sumika Yanagawa (JTO) with Nao Ishikawa
  • 6-Woman Tag Match (1/30): Totoro Satsuki, Maika Ozaki & Tae Honma vs. Makoto, Hamu Hoshi & Asahi
  • Special Singles Match to Determine Hikaru Shida’s Next Opponent (1/No Time Limit): Ibuki Hoshi vs. Kaho Matsushita

Summer Jamboree Ribbon (7/31) Korakuen Hall 

  • ICE x Infinity Number One Contender Match (1/No Time Limit): Maika Ozaki vs. Asahi
  • International Ribbon Tag Championship (1/30): Yuna Manase/Totoro Satsuki vs. Makoto/Hamu Hoshi – 56th Champions’ 3rd Defense
  • Announced Participants: Kyuri (Return Match), Hikaru Shida (AEW), Dalys (CMLL) & Stephanie Vaquer (CMLL)
  • Full match card TBA

ICE RIBBON 2022 Schedule

  • IR 1214 (7/16) Ice Ribbon Dojo – Card TBA
  • IR 1216 (7/23) Ice Ribbon Dojo
  • IR 1217 (7/30) Ice Ribbon Dojo
  • Summer Jamboree Ribbon (7/31) Korakuen Hall
  • Full schedule through RibbonMania (December 31, 2022) at link above

Medical Update: Yuki Mashiro is currently sidelined, but still smiling!

Just Tap Out

Next Show: Third Anniversary Show (7/9)

  • JTOG Tag: Misa Kagura & rhythm defeated Yu Yamagata & Sumika Yanagawa (11:30)
  • Queen of JTOG Tournament Finals & Sendai Girls’ Junior Championship Match: Tomoka Inaba © SJ Jr. defeated Aoi (22:54)

AoTomo II (8/6) – Produced by Aoi & Tomoko Inaba; Basement Monstar Hachioji

  • King vs. Queen of JTO Match: Ryuya Takekura (King; JTO #1) vs. Tomoko Inaba (Queen; JTO #1)
  • Singles Match: Aoi vs. Rina Yamashita

X & XX at TAKA Michinoku 30th Anniversary Show?! Maika and MIRAI were announced as the special opponents for Tomoka Inaba and Aoi. The match is set for September 12th at Ryogoku Kokugikan (Second Gym) as part of TakaTachiDespy Mania. 


Kariya (7/9) Aiai Hall, Kariya City Industrial Promotion Center, Aichi Prefecture  No Results Available

  • Singles Match: Yuina vs. Tomoko Watanabe
  • Marriage Registration Match: Leo Isaka vs. Hibiscus Mii
  • Semi-Main Tag Match: Maria & Riko Kawahata vs. Mio Momono & Ai Houzan
  • Main Event Tag Match: Takumi Iroha & Itsuki Aoki vs. Chigusa Nagayo & Rin Kadokura

Next Show: Osaka (7/10) 176BOX, Osaka Prefecture  – No Results Available

  • Tag Match: Maria & Riko Kawahata vs. Chigusa Nagayo & Anchamu
  • Singles Match: Leo Isaka vs. Katsumi Oribe 
  • Semi-Main Tag Match: Takumi Iroha & Hibiscus Mii vs. Tomoko Watanabe & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru
  • Main Event Tag Match: Rin Kodokura & Itsuki Aoki vs. Mio Momono & Ai Houzan

Marvelous 2022 Calendar

  • ShinKiba 1st Ring (7/22)
  • Korakuen (8/8) – KAORU’s RETURN & RETIREMENT MATCH
  • Yokohama (8/14) venue TBA
  • ShinKiba 1st Ring (8/23)
  • Tochigi (9/4) Oyama City Culture Center, Tochigi Prefecture 
  • Oita (9/11) Nakatsu Sports Center, Oita Prefecture
  • ShinKiba 1st Ring (9/16)
  • Chiba (9/23) TKP Garden City

NOMADS’ Freelance Summit! Volume 2 (8/5) Shinjuku FACE (TRAILER)

Full Match Card (Announced 7/7)

  • Singles Match: Maya Yukihi vs. Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Makoto/Kaho Kobayashi/Kakeru Sekiguchi vs. Saori Anou/Tae Honma/Maika Ozaki
  • Singles Match: Ryo Mizunami vs. Rina Amikura (COLOR’S)
  • Semi-Main Sumire Natsu’s Official Return Tag Match: Sumire Natsu/Miyuki Takase (NOMADS’) vs. SAKI/Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S)
  • Main Event: Rina Yamashita/Yuu vs. Nanae Takahashi/Hiroyo Matsumoto

OZ Academy

OZ Academy Next Tag Team Challenger Tournament: First Round 7/19 & 7/31, Finals 8/21, & Winning Team challenges Hiroyo Matsumoto/Rina Yamashita on 9/11. 

Participating Teams: 

  • Sonoko Kato/Ryo Mizunami
  • Tsubasa Kuragaki/Itsuki Aoki
  • Chihiro Hashimoto/Yuu
  • Kaori Yoneyama/Kakeru Sekiguchi

Next Show: Shinjuku FACE (7/18) 

  • Tag match (1/20): Ram Kaicho (Triple Six) & Itsuki Aoki vs. Saori Anou & X
  • Single Match (1/30): Aja Kong vs. Maya Yukihi
  • Tag Title Contenders Tournament Match: Kaori Yoneyama & Kakeru Sekiguchi vs. Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuu (Team 200KG)
  • Main Event 6-Woman Tag Match (3/60): AKINO, Sonoko Kato & Ryo Mizunami vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto, Rina Yamashita & Tsubasa Kuragaki

Nagoya Diamond Hall (7/31) 

  • Singles Match (1/20): Yuu vs. Kakeru Sekiguchi
  • Tag Title Contenders Tournament Match: Sonoko Kato & Aya Mizunami vs (Noisy Fire) Tsubasa Kuragaki & Itsuki Aoki
  • Semi-Main OZ Academy Pioneer 3-WAY: Masked Hanahana vs. AKINO vs Momoka Hanazono
  • Main Event Pioneer Presents 6-Woman Tag Match (3/60): Aja Kong, Hiroyo Matsumoto & Kaori Yoneyama vs. Maya Ozaki, Maya Yukihi & Saori Anou

OZ Academy 2022 Calendar 

  • Nagoya Diamond Hall (7/31)
  • Korakuen Hall (8/21)  OZ Academy Openweight Championship: AKINO © vs. Rina Yamashita – Full Card TBA
  • Bad Moon Rising (9/11) Shinjuku FACE – Tag Team Championship: Hiroyo Matsumoto/Rina Yamashita vs. Tag Tournament Winners
  • Bad Moon Rising Osaka (9/18) 176BOX
  • Battle Big Bonus in Okinawa (10/16)
  • Nagoya Diamond Hall (11/27)
  • Bad Moon Rising Osaka (12/11) 176BOX


Prominence 4 (7/17) Kurumi Hiiragi Returns!

  • Suzu Suzuki 10 Match Challenge Match #1: Drew Parker vs. Suzu Suzuki
  • Singles Match: Mochi Natsumi vs. Kohaku
  • Kurumi Hiiragi Return Match: Team 200KG (Chihiro Hashimoto/Yuu) vs. Kurumi/Ryo Mizunami
  • 6-Person Tag Match: Risa Sera, Akane Fujita & Miyako Matsumoto vs. Toshiyuki Sakuda, Orca & Super Hardcore Machine

Upcoming Appearances 

  • Stardom: Risa Sera & Suzu Suzuki will participate in the Five Star Grand Prix; all members will participate in the Nagoya weekend events (7/23-24)


  • Give Up Only Match: KAZUKI defeated Chie Ozora (7:54)
  • Singles Match: Rydeen Hagane defeated AKARI (4:13)
  • Tag Team Match: CREA & Leon defeated Hanako Nakamori & Momo Tani (16:27)


Next Event: Rico Kaiju’s Debut Anniversary Celebration (7/13) ShinKiba 1st Ring 

  • Singles Match: ASUKA defeated Rico Kaiju (9:48)
  • Singles Match: Amazon defeated Riko Kawahata (T-HEARTS) (10:05)
  • Tag Match: Misa Kagura (JTO) & Makoto  defeated Yuna Manase (GanPro) & Chie Ozora (PURE-J) (11:22)
  • Main Event 6-Woman Tag Match: Mayumi Ozaki (OZ Academy), DASH Chisako (SenJo) & Maika Ozaki defeated Ayame Sasamura (2AW), Arisa Nakajima & Rico Kaiju (19:46)

Medical Update: Rico Kaiju will miss 3-4 weeks of action with a foot injury. She will be removed from upcoming matches at SEAdLINNNG & PURE-J.

Next Show: ShinKiba 1st Ring (7/26)Full card TBA

SEAdLINNNG 2022 Calendar

  • SEAdLINNNG Lucky Number Seven Anniversary Show (8/17) Korakuen Hall
  • ShinKiba Night! (8/31) ShinKiba 1st Ring 
  • Shinjuku FACE (9/22)
  • Korakuen Hall (10/19)
  • Yokohama Flash 2022 (11/12) Yokohama Radiant Hall
  • SEAdLINNNG of the Year 2022 (12/28) Korakuen Hall

Sendai Girls

SenJo Chronicle (7/10) Results Korakuen Hall

  • World Junior Championship (1/30): Tomoko Inaba © (JTO) defeated Misa Kagura (11:23)
  • Singles Match (1/15): Kyusei Sakura Hirota defeated Rydeen Hagane (6:01)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match (1/20): Risa Sera (Prominence), Ayame Sasamura (2AW) & Aoi (JTO) defeated Ryo Mizunami, Yuu & Manami (11:21)
  • Tag Match: Hiroyo Matsumoto/Saori Anou defeated Red Energy (Miyuki Takase/Mika Iwata) (14:56)
  • Semi-Main Hardcore Match (1/30): Dash Chisako defeated Suzu Suzuki (Prominence) (16:55)
  • Main Event: SenJo World Championship (1/30): Chihiro Hashimoto © defeated ASUKA (20:13)

Next Event: SenJo Chronicle  (7/15) Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

  • Singles Match (1/15): Mamani vs. Tomoka Inaba (10:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Singles Match (1/15): ASUKA defeated Itsuki Aoki (9:37)
  • Semi-Final Tag Match (1/20): Team 200KG (Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuu) defeated Ryo Mizunami & Ayame Sasamura (18:08)
  • Main Event Tag Match (1/30): Reiwa ULTEMA Powers (DASH Chisako & Hiroyo Matsumoto) defeated Red Energy (Mika Iwata & Miyuki Takase) (14:51)

Upcoming Appearances:

  • GLEAT (7/17) Chihiro Hashimoto vs. Maya Fukuda in UWF Rules Match
  • Prominence (7/17) Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuu (TEAM 200KG) vs. Ryo Mizunami & Kurumi Hiiragi
  • OZ Academy (7/18) Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuu (TEAM 200KG) vs. Kaori Yoneyama & Kakeru Sekiguchi – OZA Tag Team Tournament 1st Round (1/30)
  • DIANA (7/25) JAGUAR (Yokota)’s 61st Birthday Memorial & 46th Anniversary Show! – DASH Chisako to participate; match TBA

SenJo 2022 Calendar

  • SenJo (8/13) Miyagino Ward Cultural Center
  • SenJo (9/3) ShinKiba 1st Ring
  • SenJo (9/14) Miyagino Ward Cultural Center
  • SenJo x Punch Tahara’s 30th Anniversary Show (9/20) Shinjuku FACE
  • SenJo Keep Burning (10/10) Shinjuku FACE
  • Women’s Pro-Wrestling BIG SHOW in Niigata (10/30) Niigata City Gymnasium
  • SenJo Queen of the Ring (11/20) Korakuen Hall 11:30AM


Medical Updates

  • Thekla – pulled from 7/2-9 shows (extending medical absence) She is still currently listed as participating in the Five Star GP at month’s end. 
  • Natsuko Tora – No announced in-ring return yet. It’s  been one year since her World of Stardom match with Utami, in which she hurt her knee. 

MidSummer Champions Tokyo Tachikawa Stage Garden (7/9) – Full Event Report Available 

  • Dark Match Singles Match: Lady C (QQ) defeated Hina (QQ) & Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) (5:31)
  • Future of Stardom Championship: Hanan © Future defeated Waka Tsukiyama (8:23)
  • Tag Match: God’s Eye (MIRAI & Ami Sorei) defeated Queen’s Quest (Utami Hayashishita & Miyu Amasaki) (11:58)
  • 8-Woman Tag Match: OET (Saki Kashima, Fukigen Death, Ruaka, & Rina) defeated STARS (Mayu Iwatani, Hazuki & Koguma ©, Saya Iida) (8:42)
  • High Speed Championship (1/30): AZM © vs. Momo Kohgo (10:39)
  • 12-Woman Elimination Match: Cosmic x COLOR’s (Tam Nakano, Mina Shirakawa, Unagi Sayaka, and SAKI, Yuko Sakurai & Hikari Shimizu) defeated Donna del Mondo (Giulia, Maika, Himeka, Natsupoi, Thekla & Mai Sakurai) (16:02)
  • Wonder of Stardom Championship (1/30): Saya Kamtani © (QQ) defeated Starlight Kid (OET) (23:35)
  • World of Stardom Championship (1/30): Syuri © (GE) defeated Momo Watanabe (OET) (20:16)

Summer North Tour in Hokkaido (7/14, 7/16 & 7/18) Note: It was announced that Waka Tsukiyama and Himeka will not participate on the Hokkaido tour. 

Asahikawa (7/14)

  • 3-Way Singles Match: Maika (DDM) vs. Unagi Sayaka (CA) vs. Lady C (QQ)
  • Tag Match: STARS (Koguma/Saya Iida) vs. OET (Starlight Kid/Ruaka)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: God’s Eye (Syuri, MIRAI & Ami Sorei) vs. QQ (Utami Hayashishita, Saya Kamitani & AZM)
  • Tag Match: DDM (Giulia/Mai Sakurai) vs. OET (Momo Watanabe/Saki Kashima)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: STARS (Mayu Iwatani, Hazuki & Momo Kohgo) vs. Cosmic Angels (Tam Nakano, Natsupoi & Mina Shirakawa)

Kitami (7/16)

  • 3-Way Singles Match: Mina Shirakawa (CA) vs. Mai Sakurai (DDM) vs. Saki Kashima (OET)
  • Tag Match: QQ (Saya Kamitani/Lady C) vs. DDM (Giulia/Maika)
  • Tag Match: STARS (Mayu Iwatani/Momo Kohgo) vs. QQ (Utami Hayashishita/AZM)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Cosmic Angels (Tam Nakano, Natsupoi, & Unagi Sayaka) vs. OET (Momo Watanabe, Starlight Kid & Ruaka)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: God’s Eye (Syuri, MIRAI & Ami Sorei) vs. STARS (Hazuki, Koguma & Saya Iida)

Sapporo 7/18

  • 3-Way Singles Match: Momo Kohgo (STARS) vs. Lady C (QQ) vs. Ruaka (OET)
  • Tag Match: STARS (Hazuki/Saya Iida) vs. CA (Mina Shirakawa/Unagi Sayaka)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: QQ (Utami Hayashishita, Saya Kamitani & AZM) vs. OET (Momo Watanabe, Starlight Kid & Saki Kashima)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: God’s Eye (Syuri, MIRAI & Ami Sorei) vs. DDM (Giulia, Maika & Mai Sakurai)
  • Tag Match: Cosmic Angels (Tam Nakano/Natsupoi) vs. STARS (Mayu Iwatani/Koguma)

Stardom in Showcase (7/23) Nagoya – Results in 7/30 Dream Slam Weekly; No Event Report

  • Three-Way Casket Match: Saya Kamitani vs. Starlight Kid vs. The Mysterious Grim Reaper
  • Four-Way Falls Count Anywhere Match: Tam Nakano vs. Koguma vs. AZM vs. Momo Watanabe – possibly at an outdoor park nearby!?
  • Hardcore Tag Match: Donna del Mondo (Giulia & Mai Sakurai) vs. Prominence (Risa Sera & Suzu Suzuki)
    I Quit Match Tag Match: God’s Eye (Syuri & MIRAI) vs. Prominence (Akane Fujita & Kurumi Hiiragi)
  • Cosmic Rules Tag Match: Unagi Sayaka & SAKI (COLOR’s) vs. Mina Shirakawa & Natsupoi – What exactly Cosmic Rules are remains to be seen. 
  • Power & Tower 3-Way Battle: Maika & Himeka vs. Lady C & Utami Hayashishita & Saya Iida/Ami Sorei
  • Nagoya Rumble with THREE Mystery Entrants – Announce Entrants: Mayu Iwatani, Saki Kashima, Hazuki, Momo KOhgo, Hanan, Ruaka, Rina, Hina, Waka Tsukiyama & Miyu Amasaki

MidSummer Champions in Nagoya (7/24) – Results in 7/30 Dream Slam Weekly; No Event Report

  • 4-Way Battle: Hanan (STARS) vs. Waka Tsukiyama (CA) vs. Hina (QQ) & Akane Fujita (Prominence)
  • 5★Special Singles Match: Saya Iida (STARS) vs. Suzu Suzuki (Prominence)
  • Tag Match: STARS (Mayu Iwatani & Saya Iida) vs. OedoTai (Ruaka & Fukigen Death)
  • Captain’s Fall 3-Way Trios Match: Cosmic Angels (Natsupoi, Mina Shirakawa & Unagi Sayaka) vs. Queen’s Quest (Utami Hayashishita, Lady C & Miyu Amasaki) vs. Prominence (Risa Sera, Kurumi Hiiragi & Natsumi Mochi)
  • Artists of Stardom Championship (1/30): OedoTai (Saki Kashima, Starlight Kid & Momo Watanabe) vs. Donna del Mondo (Giulia, Maika & Himeka)
  • Goddesses of Stardom Championship (1/30): Fukuoka Double Crazy (Hazuki/Koguma) vs. God’s Eye (MIRAI/Ami Sorei)
  • High Speed Championship (1/30): AZM (Queen’s Quest) vs. Rina (OedoTai)
  • Wonder of Stardom Championship (1/30): Saya Kamitani © vs. SAKI (COLOR’S)
  • World of Stardom Championship (1/30): Syuri © vs. Tam Nakano (Cosmic Angels

KAIRI to Return at Five Star GP Opening Weekend!
5★GP (7/30) DAY 1

  • Tag Match: NANAKAIRI (Nanae Takahashi & KAIRI) vs. Queen’s Quest (Saya Kamitani & Lady C)
  • Gauntlet Tag Match: Cosmic Angels A (Tam Nakano & Natsupoi) vs. OedoTai A (Momo Watanabe & Saki Kashima) vs. STARS (Koguma & Momo Kohgo) vs. QUeen’s Quest (Miyu Amasaki & Rina) vs Cosmic Angels B (Mina Shirakawa & Waka Tsukiyama) vs. Oil & Water (Hanan & Rina)

5★GP (7/31) DAY 2

  • Tag Match: KAIRI & Natsupoi (Cosmic Angels) vs.STARS (Mayu Iwatani & Saya Iida)
  • Gauntlet Tag Match: STARS (Hazuki & Hanan) vs. Cosmic Angels (Unagi Sayaka & Waka Tsukiyama) vs. DDM (Maika & Mai Sakurai) vs. Queen’s Quest A (AZM & Miyu Amasaki) vs. Queen’s Quest B (Lady C & Hina) vs. We Love Tokyo Sports (Saki Kashima & Fukigen Death) and Young OED (Ruaka & Rina)

Stardom 2022 Calendar

  • Five Star Grand Prix 2022 Opening Weekend (7/30-31)
  • STARDOM x STARDOM MidSummer Encounters (8/21) – Non-5SGP PPV; Hamamatsu, Shizuoka – Results in 8/27 Dream Slam Weekly
  • Five Star Grand Prix 2022 Finals (10/1) – Musashino Forest Sports Center
  • STARDOM x NJPW (11/20) – Ariake Arena

Tokyo Joshi Pro-Wrestling (TJPW)

Summer Sun Princess (7/9) Ota Ward Gymnasium – Full Event Report Available

  1. Singles Match: Moka Miyamoto defeated Juria Nagano (4:58)
  2. 8-Woman Tag Match: Yuki Aino, Aja Kong, Pom Harajuku & Raku defeated Hyper Misao, Nao Kakuta, Neko Haruna & Kaya Toribami (12:28)
  3. Singles Match: Ryo Mizunami defeated Miu Watanabe (11:53)
  4. Tag Match: Hikari Noa/Hikaru Shida defeated Yuki Kamifuku/Mahiro Kiryu (13:32)
  5. Tag Match: MeiBee SURPRISE (Suzume/Mei Sugura) (Gatoh Move) defeated Arisu Endo/Riho (AEW) (14:21)
  6. International Princess Championship: Alex Windsor (EVE SHE-1 2022 Winner) defeated Maki Itoh © (13:22)
  7. Special Singles Match: Miyu Yamashita defeated Thunder Rosa ©AEW (13:39)
  8. Princess Tag Championship: Saki Akai/Yuki Arai (SKE48) defeated Magical Sugar Rabbits (Yuka Sakazaki/Mizuki) (24:28) 
  9. Princess of Princess Championship: Shoko Nakajima © defeated Rika Tatsumi (19:23)

Next Event Series: The Tokyo Princess Cup 2022 Tournament: (7/16-8/14) Full Bracket Reveal!

  • 7/16 Ryogoku KFC Hall
  • 7/17 Ryogoku KFC Hall
  • 7/18 Ryogoku KFC Hall
  • 7/23 Shinjuku FACE
  • 7/31 Otemachi Mitsui Hall – Quarter Finals
  • 8/13 Korakuen Hall – Semi-Finals
  • 8/14 Korakuen Hall – Finals

TJPW 2022 Calendar

  • Women’s Only Special Show Go Girl 3 (8/28) Korakuen Hall – Guests must contact TJPW via email for a ticket reservation. TJPW’s new logo will be revealed at this show. Full match card TBA
  • Wrestle Princess III: (10/9) Tokyo Dome City Hall


CATCH THE WAVE Finals (7/17) Korakuen Hall

    • Scramble WAVE Tag: Hanako Nakamori & Chie Ozora vs. SAKI & Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S)
  • Emotional WAVE Tag: Kohaku & Risa Sera (Prominence) vs. Hikaru Shida & Riko Kawahata (T-HEARTS)
  • Pride WAVE (Comical & Strong Arm): Yuki Miyazaki, Sakura Hirota, Miyako Matsumoto & Kaori Yoneyama vs. Yuu, Miyuki Takase, Itsuki Aoki & Ayame Sasamura
  • CATCH THE WAVE 2022 Finals & Regina de Wave Championship Match (1/No TL): Nagiza Nozaki ©RdW (A-Block Winner) vs. Suzu Suzuki (B-Block Winner) – Normally Regina di Wave matches have a thirty minute time limit, but since it also includes the CTW Finals, there will be no time limit.

Upcoming Shows

  • PHASE 2 Reboot 3rd NAMI 1 AUG ‘22 (8/1) Shinjuku FACE
  • WAVE 15th Anniversary: CARNIVAL WAVE (8/13) Shinjuku FACE – 2PM, 6PM
  • WAVE 15th Anniversary: CARNIVAL WAVE (8/14) Shinjuku FACE – 12PM, 3PM, 6PM
  • PHASE 2 Reboot 3rd NAMI 1 SEP ‘22 (9/1) Shinjuku FACE
  • WAVE 15th Anniversary: CARNIVAL WAVE WEST (9/18) Osaka 176BOX
  • ASAHIKAWA WAVE (10/10)
  • KARIYA WAVE vol. 2 (10/30)
  • TBA WAVE 11/6 Korakuen Hall
  • TBA WAVE 11/12 Osaka 176BOX

YMZ Gokigenna Wrestling!

Next Show: Gokigenna Kawasaki 17 (7/16) Post di Amistad, Kawasaki

  • Tag Match: Kaori Yoneyama & Kakeru Sekiguchi vs. Makoto & Matsuzawa-san
  • Singles Match: Kunio Toshima vs. Madeline
  • Singles Match: Kengo Mashimo vs. PSYCHO
  • Fortune Telling Fantasy Match: Cherry (Fortune Teller) vs. Yuu

Coming Soon: Gokigenna Kawasaki 18 (7/30) Post di Amistad, Kawasaki

  • WWW DIANA Special Singles Match: Haruka Umesaki vs. Miran
  • Announced Talent: Kakeru Sekiguchi, Yuna Mizumori, Kaori Yoneyama, Hikaru Sato, Kango Mashimo, Makoto with Matsuzawa-san

YMZ 2022 Calendar

  • Gokigenna Kawasaki 19 (8/3) Post di Amistad, Kawasaki
  • Gokigenna Kawasaki 20 (8/6) Post di Amistad, Kawasaki
  • Gokigenna Kawasaki 21 (8/9) Post di Amistad, Kawasaki
  • Gokigenna Kawasaki 22 (8/15) Post di Amistad, Kawasaki
  • YMZ Summer Festival 2022 (8/21) Ouji Basement Monstar
  • Gokigenna Kawasaki 23 (8/26) Post di Amistad, Kawasaki 
  • YMZ Autumn Festival 2022 (9/28) ShinKiba 1st Ring

Weekly Match Selection

Last weekend, Tokyo Joshi Pro-Wrestling had their second big event of the year, Summer Sun Princess. While the match was non-title, it was released for free on AEW’s YouTube page as part of Dark (Ep 152) as an AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Match. By far one of the top matches on the card, not just in notoriety and star power, but also if you’re into top-tier technical wrestling and power fighters. Personally, this was one of my favorite matches on the card. 

I did love seeing the AEW Women’s World Championship IN Japan, but I still wish it could have been defended ON Summer Sun Princess IN Japan, especially as it placed higher on the card than Maki Itoh’s International Princess Championship defense against debuting in Japan (Minus Luggage, but Did the Damn Thing Anyway), Alex Windsor from the UK. If a Special Singles’ Match is to outrank a company title match, it should have been a Shibata-esque, “I’m flipping the script and making this a title match” last-minute change, not an opportunity for an opportunity when Yamashita was on AEW several weeks ago.

I am sure that AEW wanted to keep that a little bit a secret, but I feel like they could have helped drive more international fans to “our partners Tokyo Joshi Pro in Japan” (per Excalibur on commentary). While it is great that they made this match available for free to their fans, there were plenty of other AEW talents featured on Summer Sun Princess like Hikaru Shida and Riho and notable TJPW/Japan independent scene regulars like Ryo Mizunami, Yuka Sakazaki, Mei Suruga, and Maki Itoh. While I am always happy seeing the promotions work together, I also feel like AEW should be doing a little bit more to promote the other companies they are partnering with in particular (like TJPW and DDT, where Konosuke Takeshita hails from).

  • Promotion: Tokyo Joshi Pro-Wrestling x All Elite Wrestling
  • Event Name: Summer Sun Princess 2022
  • Show Date: (July 9, 2022)
  • Competitors: Thunder Rosa (AEW Women’s World Champion) vs. Miyu Yamashita
  • Venue: Ota Ward Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan

Thanks for reading! Have a great week!

About Karen Peterson 108 Articles
Occasionally drops by wrestling podcasts, but remains rather elusive. Joined the Japanese wrestling fan scene in summer 2017, and continues to work on bridging the language gap between fans. Outside of wrestling, she’s a dog mom, perpetual Japanese learner, and when conditions permit, world traveler. Never skips dessert.