Dream Slam Weekly (Vol. 15): Various Summer Tournaments with Shocking Wins

August starts with tournament upsets and updates, multiple card changes due to various medical clearance issues and everyone is in summer festival mode!

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Dream Slam Weekly (Vol. 15): Various Summer Tournaments with Shocking Wins

The summer is winding down. While tournaments are marching toward their conclusions others are getting started with intentions to carry on into the autumn. International travel is opening further with more traveling to Japan and an uptick in international excursions. August typically brings Obon, the annual time of year when ancestors return to the family homes, summer festivals end with magnificent fireworks displays and the summer rains will bring the delicious harvests in the fall. 

International Excursions & Adventures

Coming Soon!

This Autumn!

Round-up (alphabetical)

DIANA

Results (7/31) Post di Amistad

  • Singles Match: Miyuki Takase defeated Madeline (13:30)
  • Tag Match: Jaguar Yokota & Miran defeated Himiko & Nanami (13:03)
  • Tag Match: Kyoko Inoue & Ayako Sato defeated Deborah K & Sae (15:50)

Medical Update: Haruka Umesaki pulled from shows. Umesaki woke with a fever and illness. Her PCR results were negative,  however the doctor’s recommendation is that she take a week to recover. She was scheduled to participate at YMZ (7/30), DIANA (7/31) and WAVE (8/1). The company sincerely apologized to the partner promotions and all the fans looking forward to seeing Umesaki perform.

Ganbare Pro

Results (7/30) DDT Pro Show

  • Singles Match: Cherry defeated YuuRi (9:28)
  • 6-Person Tag: HARUKAZE, Shuichiro Katsumura & Tsuyoshi Okada defeated MAO, Tyson Maeguchi & Yuna Manase (11:32)

Girls’ Pro-Wrestling Unit COLOR’S
Next Big Event: 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!

GLEAT 

G-ProWrestling Ver 30 (8/20; Umeda Stella Hall, Osaka) 

  • GPW: Michiko Miyagi & maya Fukuda vs. Chihiro Hashimoto (SenJo) & Tomoka Inaba (JTO) 

Ice Ribbon

IR 1217 (7/30) Ice Ribbon Dojo

  • Singles Match (1/10): Nao Ishikawa defeated. Saran (8:09)
  • Singles Match (1/10): Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) defeated Sumika Yanagawa (JTO) (6:50)
  • Singles Match (1/10): Ibuki Hoshi defeated Yura Suzuki (AlmaLibre) (8:07)
  • Tag Match (1/20): Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S) & Kaho Matsushita defeated Asahi & A-Min (Rina Amikura; COLOR’S) (11:26)

Summer Jumbo* Ribbon (7/31) Korakuen Hall 

  • Tag Match (1/20): Miran & Nao Ishikawa defeated Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) & Kiku (10:47)
  • Kyuri’s Return Match(1/15): Tae Honma defeated Kyuri (9:19)
  • Tag Match (1/20): CMLL (Dalys & Stephany Vaquer) defeated Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S) & Kaho Matsushita (7:33)
  • Tag Match (1/20): A~Min (Rina Amikura; COLOR’S)& Misa Kagura (JTO) defeated Ram Kaicho (Triple Six) & Sumika Yanagawa (JTO) (10:14)
  • ICE x Infinity Number One Contender Match (1/No Time Limit): Maika Ozaki defeated Asahi (12:11)
  • Special Singles Match (1/30): Hikaru Shida (AEW) defeated Ibuki Hoshi (15:31)
  • International Ribbon Tag Championship (1/30):Makoto/Hamuko Hoshi defeated  Yuna Manase/Totoro Satsuki (21:40)

Princess Party #7 Results (8/3) Ice Ribbon Dojo

  • Singles Match: Kaho Matsushita defeated Saran (7:43)
  • Tag Match: Dalys & Stephanie Vaquer defeated A~min & Sumika Yanagawa (11:18)

ICE RIBBON 2022 Schedule

  • Full schedule through RibbonMania (December 31, 2022) at link above

Just Tap Out

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 
  • Singles Match: Sumika Yanagawa vs. YuuRi (GanPro)
  • Singles Match: rhythm vs. YAKO (AlmaLibre)

TakaTaichiDespy Mania Tomoka Inaba & Aoi (JTO) vs. Stardom’s Maika (Donna del Mondo) and MIRAI (God’s Eye) – While MIRAI originated in Tokyo Joshi Pro-Wrestling, Maika got her start in Just Tap Out before she was scouted by Giulia as the first member of DDM. MIRAI would leave TJPW and join DDM at the beginning of 2022, only to depart when Syuri struck out on her own after becoming World of Stardom Champion. With the increase of crossover between Stardom and NJPW, it is a logical matchup between JTO and Stardom as JTO’s talent has also been prominently presented on Stardom’s New Blood series, with Inaba even getting a Future of Stardom Championship match against current champion, Hanan.   

Marvelous

Next Show: Korakuen (8/8) – KAORU’s RETURN & RETIREMENT MATCH

  • Special Presentations: KAORU’s Retirement & Chigusa Nagayo’s Debut Anniversary
  • AAAW Tag Team Championship: Rin Kadokura & Itsuki Aoki © vs. Chikako Nagashima * Takumi Iroha
  • Special Tag Match (As Requested by Maria): Chigusa Nagayo & Riko Kawahata vs. Yumiko Hotta & Maria
  • Main Event: W-Fix (KAORU, Chikayo Nagashima, Megumi Yabushita & DASH Chisako with Panda-chan) vs. Marvelous
  • Full Card TBA

Shinjiro Otani Premium Pro-Wrestling Festival: It’s a Summer Women’s Wrestling Festival (8/13) Tokyo Belle Salle Hall

  • 6-Woman Tag Match (1/30): Jaguar Yokota, Aja Kong & Kyoko Inoue vs. Arisa Nakashima, Hikaru Shida & NATSUMI
  • Marvelous Presents: Takumi Iroha & Maria vs. Mio Momono & Rin Kadokura
  • 6-Person Tag (1/30): Mayumi Ozaki, Saori Anou & Maya Yukihi vs. Hanako Nakamori, Rina Amikura & Yuko Sakurai
  • Special Tag Match (1/30): AJPW (Jake Lee & Hokuto Ohmori) vs. ZERO-1 (Tsugutaka Sato & Junya Matsunaga)
  • 6-Person Tag Match (1/30): Dump Matsumoto, Green Yuu & ZAP with Bull Nakano vs. Shinobu Kandori, Kaoru Ito & Megumi Yabushita
  • Tag Match (1/20): AKINO & Kakeru Sekiguchi vs. AMAZON & Momo Tani
  • 3-Way Match (1/20): Yumiko Hotta vs. Riko Kawahata vs. X
  • 8-Man Tag Match (1/20): Shoki Kitamura, Leo Isaka, Astroman & Takumi Baba vs. TAKAFUMI, Satsuki Nagao, Naoshi Sano & Ryo Hoshino
  • Tag Match (1/20): Kurumi Hiiragi & Mochi Natsumi vs. Kaori Yoneyama & Leon
  • Talk Battle: Bull Nakano vs. KAIRI vs. Megumi Endo

※Participants will show off their yukata look with plans for photo ops and entrances

Marvelous 2022 Calendar

  • 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 

  • Singles Match: Maya Yukihi defeated Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) (6:44)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Saori Anou/Tae Honma/Maika Ozaki defeated Makoto/Kaho Kobayashi/Moeoka Haruhi (13:31)
  • Singles Match: Ryo Mizunami defeated Rina Amikura (COLOR’S) (10:47)
  • Semi-Main Sumire Natsu’s Official Return Tag Match: SAKI/Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S) defeated Sumire Natsu/Miyuki Takase (NOMADS’) (19:57)
  • Main Event: Nanae Takahashi/Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Rina Yamashita/Yuu (19:57)

A Wild Jungle Kyona Appears! During the show, the long-awaited freelancer Jungle Kyona arrived! Now that she is taking bookings internationally, she’s also asked NOMADS’ if she can call their place home as well! Can’t wait to see who she takes on in the future!

OZ Academy

Big Battle Bonus in Nagoya (7/31)  Diamond Hall 

  • Singles Match (1/20): Yuko Miyamoto defeated Yuu (11:32;  Kakeru Sekiguchi absent due to a positive COVID test)
  • Tag Title Contenders Tournament Match: Sonoko Kato &  Ryo Mizunami defeated (Noisy Fire) Tsubasa Kuragaki & Itsuki Aoki (20:11)
  • Semi-Main OZ Academy Pioneer 3-WAY: AKINO defeated  Momoka Hanazono and Masked Hanahana (14:04)
  • Main Event Pioneer Presents 6-Woman Tag Match (3/60): Maya Ozaki, Maya Yukihi & Saori Anou defeated Aja Kong, Hiroyo Matsumoto & Kaori Yoneyama (16:40: 2-to-1)

Plums Blossoming in the Land of OZ (8/21) Korakuen Hall

  • 6-Person Tag Match: Ozaki Seikigun (Mayumi Ozaki, Maya Yukihi & Saori Anou with “X”) vs. Prominence (Risa Sera, Natsumi Mochi, & Suzu Suzuki with Kurumi Hiiragi) 
  • The Wizard of OZ Academy Openweight Championship (1/60): AKINO © vs. Rina Yamashita
  • OZ Academy Tag Championship Contenders Tournament Final (1/30): Team 220KG (Yuu & Chihiro Hashimoto) vs. Winner of 7/31 Nagoya Tournament Match (Sonoko Kato & Ryo Mizunami vs. Tsubasa Kuragaki & Itsuki Aoki)
  • Remainder of card TBA

OZ Academy 2022 Calendar 

  • 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

PURE-J

Pre-PURE-J 5th Anniversary Show (7/31) Kame Arena!

  • Singles Match: AKARI defeated Chie Ozora (11:16)
  • Singles Match: Rydeen Hagane defeated Momo Tani (8:48)
  • Singles Match: KAZUKI defeated Leon (8:27)
  • Singles Match: Hanako Nakamori defeated CREA (11:20)

Korakuen Hall (8/11)

  • Singles Match: Chie Ozora vs. Rina Amikura (COLOR’S)
  • Singles Match: AKARI vs. AKINO
  • 6-Person Tag Match: KAZUKI, Leon & Momo Tani vs. Cherry Moeka Haruhi & Makoto
  • POP Championship: Haruka Umesaki © (DIANA) vs. CREA 
  • DAILY SPORTS Women’s Tag Match: Kaori Yoneyama & Kakeru Sekiguchi © vs. Rydeen Hagane & Saki 
  • PURE-J Openweight Championship: Hanako Nakamori © vs. Yuu

SEAdLINNNG

SEAdLINNNG Lucky Number Seven Anniversary Show (8/17) Korakuen Hall

  • 7th Anniversary Special Singles Match (1/30): Arisa Nakajima © vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
  • Announced Participants: Amazon, Rico Kaiju, Kaori Yoneyama (YMZ), Ryo Mizunami, Makoto ASUKA (VENY), Yuu (EVE), Ayame Sasamura (2AW), Miyuki Takase, Itsuki Aoki & More!

SEAdLINNNG 2022 Calendar

  • 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

Next Event: SenJo Chronicle  (8/13) Miyagino Ward Cultural Center 

  • Singles Match: Mika Iwata vs. Ayame Sasamura
  • Singles Match: Dash Chisako vs. AKARI
  • Tag Match: Manami & Tomoka Inaba vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto & Rydeen Hagane
  • Tag Match: Team 200KG (chihiro Hashimoto & Yuu) v.s Ryo Mizunami & ASUKA

Next Event: Summer Heat (9/3) ShinKiba 1st Ring – Full Card Soon

  • Main Event SenJo World Championship (1/30): Chihiro Hashimoto © vs. Ryo Mizunami – The Tenth Champion’s Fifth Title Defense

SenJo 2022 Calendar

  • 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

Stardom 

Five Star Grand Prix Opening Weekend

  • Day 1 (7/30) – Full Event Report available!
  • Day 2 (7/31) – Full Event Report available!

5★GP22 Red Stars Block Points

  1. Saki Kashima [0] – First Match (8/6) vs. Koguma
  2. Risa Sera [4] – Next Match (8/11) vs. Utami Hayashishita
  3. Koguma [2] – Next Match (8/6) vs. Saki Kashima
  4. Utami Hayashishita [2] – Next Match (8/7) vs. Unagi Sayaka
  5. Himeka [2] – Next Match (8/7) vs. Koguma
  6. Mai Sakurai [2] – Next Match (8/7) vs. AZM
  7. Syuri [2] – Next Match (8/11) vs. Unagi Sayaka
  8. SAKI [2] – Next Match (8/11) vs. Koguma
  9. Tam Nakano [2] – Next Match (8/11) vs. AZM
  10. Momo Kohgo [0] – Next Match (8/11) vs. Himeka
  11. AZM [0] – Next Match (8/7) vs. Mai Sakurai
  12. Unagi Sayaka [0] – Next Match (8/7) vs. Utami Hayashishita
  13. Maika [0] – Next Match (8/13) vs. Saki Kashima

5★GP22 Blue Stars Block Points

  1. Hanan [0] – First Match (8/6) vs. Mayu Iwatani
  2. Natsupoi [0] – First Match (8/6) vs. MIRAI
  3. Suzu Suzuki [0] – First Match Scheduled for (8/13)
  4. MIRAI [4] – Next Match (8/6) vs. Natsupoi
  5. Hazuki [2] – Next Match (8/6) vs. Starlight Kid
  6. Starlight Kid [2] – Next Match (8/6) vs. Hazuki
  7. Ami Sohrei [2] – Next Match (8/7) vs. Natsupoi
  8. Mina Shirakawa [0] – Next Match (8/7) vs. Saya Iida
  9. Mayu Iwatani [0] – Next Match (8/6) vs. Hanan
  10. Saya Kamitani [0] – Next Match (8/6) vs. Momo Watanabe 
  11. Saya Iida [0] – Next Match (8/7) vs. Mina Shirakawa
  12. Giulia [0] – Next Match (8/14) vs. Hanan
  13. Momo Watanabe [0] – Next Match (8/11) vs. Starlight Kid

Next 2022 5★GP22: Niigata (8/6) Match Card  – Results in Dream Slam Weekly (8/13/22); Match card order TBA; Points totals are listed by end of the previous week (7/30-31)

  • Gauntlet Tag Match: Mina Shirakawa & Unagi Sayaka vs. Saya Iida & Momo Kohgo vs. Ruaka & Rina vs. Hina & Miyu Amasaki vs. Himeka & Mai Sakurai
  • Tag Match: God’s Eye (Syuri & Ami Sohrei) vs. QQ (Utami Hayashishita & AZM)
  • 5★GP22 Red Stars (1/15): Koguma [2] vs. Saki Kashima [0]
  • 5★GP22 Blue Stars (1/15): Mayu Iwatani [0] vs. Hanan [0]
  • 5★GP22 Blue Stars (1/15): Hazuki [2] vs. Starlight Kid [2]
  • 5★GP22 Blue Stars (1/15): Natsupoi [0] vs. MIRAI [4]
  • 5★GP22 Blue  Stars (1/15): Saya Kamitani [0] vs. Momo Watanabe [0]

Next 2022 5★GP22: Nagano(8/7) Match Card  – Results in Dream Slam Weekly (8/13/22); Match card order TBA; Points totals are listed by end of the previous week (7/30-31)

  • Trios Tag Match: Mayu Iwatani, Hazuki & Momo Kohgo vs Saki Kashima, Momo Watanabe & Rina
  • Tag Match: God’s Eye (Syuri & Ami Sohrei) vs. QQ (Hina & Miyu Amasaki)
  • 5★GP22 Blue Stars (1/15): Mina Shirakawa [2] vs. Saya Iida [0]
  • 5★GP22 Blue Stars (1/15): Natsupo [0] vs. Ami Sohrei [2]
  • 5★GP22 Blue Stars (1/15): Saya Kamitani [0] vs. Hanan [0]
  • 5★GP22 Red Stars (1/15): AZM [0] vs. Mai Sakurai [2]
  • 5★GP22 Red Stars (1/15): Koguma [2] vs. Himeka [2]
  • 5★GP22 Red Stars (1/15): Utami Hayashishita [2] vs. Unagi Sayaka [0]

2022 5★GP22: Korakuen Hall (8/11) Match Card – Results in Dream Slam Weekly (8/13/22); Match card order TBA; Points totals are listed by end of the previous week (7/30-31)

  • 5★GP22 Red Stars (1/15): Syuri [0] vs. Unagi Sayaka [0]
  • 5★GP22 Red Stars (1/15): Utami Hayashishita [2] vs. Risa Sera [4]
  • 5★GP22 Red Stars (1/15): Tam Nakano [0] vs. AZM [0]
  • 5★GP22 Red Stars (1/15): Mai Sakurai [2] vs. Saki Kashima [0]
  • 5★GP22 Red Stars (1/15): Koguma [2] vs. SAKI [0]
  • 5★GP22 Red Stars (1/15): Himeka [2] vs. Momo Kohgo [0]
  • 5★GP22 Blue Stars (1/15): Starlight Kid [2] vs. Momo Watanabe [0]
  • 5★GP22 Blue Stars (1/15): Hazuki [2] vs. Natsupoi [0]
  • 5★GP22 Blue Stars (1/15): MIRAI [4] vs. Suzu Suzuki [0]
  • 5★GP22 Blue Stars (1/15): Mayu Iwatani [2] vs. Saya Iida [0]
  • 5★GP22 Blue Stars (1/15): Ami Sohrei [2] vs. Hanan [0]

MidSummer Encounters in Nagoya (8/21) – Results in 8/27 Dream Slam Weekly; No Event Report

  • Future of Stardom Championship (1/15): Hanan © (STARS) vs. Miyu Amasaki (QQ)
  • Tag Match: Donna del Mondo (Giulia & Mai Sakurai) vs. OedoTai (Ruaka & Rina)
  • Captain’s Fall Trios Match: STARS (Mayu Iwatani, Saya Iida & Momo Kohgo) vs. Queen’s Quest (Utami Hayashishita, AZM & Lady C)
  • Tag Match: Donna del Mondo (Maika & Himeka) vs. God’s Eye (MIRAI & Ami Sohrei)
  • Artists of Stardom Championship (1/30): OedoTai (Saki Kashima, Starlight Kid & Momo Watanabe) © vs. Cosmic Colors (Mina Shirakawa, Unagi Sayaka & SAKI)
  • Goddesses of Stardom Championship (1/30): Fukuoka Double Crazy (Hazuki/Koguma) vs. Cosmic Angels (Tam Nakano/Natsupoi) 
  • Wonder of Stardom Championship (1/30): Saya Kamitani © vs. KAIRI 
  • World of Stardom Championship (1/30): Syuri © vs. Nanae Takahashi

Medical Updates

  • TheklaRemoved from Five Star Grand Prix so as to ensure proper rehabilitation of her injury. 
  • 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. 

August 2022 5★GP22 Schedule – Results in Dream Slam Weekly

  • Shimane (8/13) Saki Kashima’s Homecoming
  • Okayama (8/14)
  • Osaka (8/20)
  • Korakuen Hall (8/27)
  • Shizuoka (8/28)

September 2022 5★GP22 Schedule  – Results in Dream Slam Weekly

  • Kagawa (9/3)
  • Hiroshima (9/4)
  • Yokohama Budokan (9/11)
  • Korakuen Hall (9/12)
  • Osaka (9/17-18)
  • Nagoya (9/19)
  • Korakuen Hall (9/23)
  • Tokyo Bell Salle Hall (9/24-25)

Stardom 2022 Calendar

  • New Blood 4 (8/26)  – Results in Dream Slam Weekly
  • 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
  • Hiroshima Goddess Festival (11/3) – Hiroshima Sun Plaza
  • STARDOM x NJPW (11/20) – Ariake Arena

Tokyo Joshi Pro-Wrestling (TJPW)

Note: 1/NTL = 1 Fall/No Time Limit

Remaining Events in Series: The Tokyo Princess Cup 2022 Tournament: (7/16-8/14) 

  • 8/13 Korakuen Hall – Semi-Finals
  • 8/14 Korakuen Hall – Finals

Results Tokyo Princess Cup 2022 Quarter Finals (7/31) Otemachi Mitsui Hall

  • Tag Match: Maki Itoh & Arisu Endo defeated Moka Miyamoto & Juria Nagano (10:26)
  • 3-Way Match: Yuki Kamifuku defeated  Neko Haruna & Mizuki (8:53)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuki Arai, Raku & Pom Harajuku vs. Hyper Misao, Mahiro Kiryo & Kaya Toribami (13:08)
  • Tokyo Princess Cup 2022 Quarter Finals Match (1/NTL): Suzume defeated Rika Tatsumi (11:10)
  • Tokyo Princess Cup 2022 Quarter Finals Match (1/NTL): Miyu Yamashita defeated Nao Kakuta (9:21)
  • Tokyo Princess Cup 2022 Quarter Finals Match (1/NTL): Yuka Sakazaki defeated Hikari Noa  (12:55)
  • Tokyo Princess Cup 2022 Quarter Finals Match (1/NTL): Miu Watanabe defeated Shoko Nakajima (16:34)

※Yuki Aino absent due to a foot injury.

Next Show: Fujisawa Shonan Cultural Center (8/7) Mizuki will be absent due to an international travel appointment and Yuki Aino will be absent due to injury.

  • Singles Match: Hikari Noa vs. Neko Haruna
  • Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Raku vs. Suzume & Kaya Toribami
  • Three Way Match: Hyper Misao vs. Pom Harajuku vs. Mahiro Kiryu
  • Tag Match: Shoko Nakajima & Arisu Endo vs. Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe
  • Singles Match: Yuna Manase vs. Moka Miyamoto
  • Tag Match: Yuki Kamifuku & Maki Itoh vs. Miyu Yamashita & Nao Kakuta

Next Princess Cup Show: Korakuen Hall (8/13) – Maki Itoh will be absent due to an international travel appointment.

  • Singles Match: Arisu Endo vs. Mei Suruga
  • Singles Match: Pom Harajuku vs. Max The Impaler
  • Singles Match: Shoko Nakajima vs. Kaya Toribami 
  • Tag Match: Hikari Noa & Nao Kakuta vs. Yuki Aino & Raku
  • Three Way Match: Rika Tatsumi vs. Mizuki vs. Hyper Misao
  • 6-Woman Match: Saki Akai, Yuki Arai & Moka Miyamoto vs.Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Neko Haruna
  • Princess Cup Tournament Semi-Final: Yuka Sakazaki vs. Suzume
  • Princess Cup Tournament Semi-Final: Miyu Yamashita vs. Miu Watanabe

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

WAVE

PHASE 2 Reboot 3rd NAMI 1 AUG ‘22 (8/1) Shinjuku FACE

  • Future Wave Tag Match: Chie Ozora & Kohaku defeated Ayame Sasamrura & Yuko Sakurai (11:04)
  • Emotional Wave: Aiger defeated Kyusei Sakura Hirota (12:45)
  • Scramble Wave Tag (1/20): Ricky Fuji & Miyuki Takase defeated Yuki Miyazaki & Yuu (14:03)
  • CATCH THE WAVE 2022: Third Place Run-Off (No Time Limit): SAKI defeated Kaori Yoneyama vs. Risa Sera vs. SAKI vs. Hikari Shimizu & Itsuki Aoki (8:38) with Kaori Yoneyama pinning Risa Sera (6:15), Itsuki Aoki (6:55), & Hikari Shimizu (7:58) before SAKI pinned Yoneyama

Next Week’s Shows – Full Cards in next week’s Dream Slam Weekly

WAVE 15th Anniversary: CARNIVAL WAVE (8/13) Shinjuku FACE – 2PM, 6PM

WAVE 15th Anniversary: CARNIVAL WAVE (8/14) Shinjuku FACE – 12PM, 3PM, 6PM

Upcoming Shows

  • PHASE 2 Reboot 3rd NAMI 1 SEP ‘22 (9/1) Shinjuku FACE
  • WAVE 15th Anniversary: CARNIVAL WAVE WEST (9/18) Osaka 176BOX
  • SAPPORO WAVE NAMARA 8 (10/9)
  • 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!

Today! Gokigenna Kawasaki 18 (7/30) Post di Amistad, Kawasaki

  • DIANA Special Singles Match: Ayako Sato defeated Miran (6:40)
  • Moeka Haruhi Presents: Cosplay Match I: Moeka Haruhi defeated Kaori Yoneyama (6:46)
  • Moeka Haruhi Presents: Cosplay Match II: Moeka Haruhi defeated Kaori Yoneyama (0:14)
  • 2AW Special Singles Match: Kengo Mashimo defeated Shuma Naka (7:55)
  • Tag Match: Kaji Tomato & Yuna Mizumori defeated Hikaru Sato & Makoto (with Matsuzawa-san) (13:59)

Results: Gokigenna Kawasaki 19 (8/3) Post di Amistad, Kawasaki

  • Three Way Match: Kaori Yoneyama defeated Chie Ozora & Tsubasa Kuragaki (8:47)
  • Singles Match: Kunio Toshima defeated Chicharito Shoki (8:58)
  • Singles Match: Hikaru Sato vs. Yuna Mizumori (9:21) – No Contest
  • Tag Tatch Match: Makoto & Nanami defeated Matsuzawa-san & Miyuki Takase (12:04) 

Results: Gokigenna Kawasaki 19 (8/6) Post di Amistad, Kawasaki

  • Singles: Madeline vs. Chie Ozora
  • Singles Match: Cherry vs. Yuna Mizumori
  • Singles Match: Hikaru Sato vs. Referee Atsushi Ishikura
  • Tag Tatch Match: Kaori Yoneyama & Kengo Mashimo vs. Daiki Shimomura & Makoto with Matsuzawa-san

YMZ 2022 Calendar

  • 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

Announced Event: Tsubasa Fiesta! Tsubasa Kuragaki’s 25th Anniversary Show will be held at ShinKiba 1st Ring on November 13th (Sunday).

Meanwhile in the USA

  • [Preview] Hikaru Shida vs. Emi Sakura ( AEW Dark Elevation #75; 8/9/22)

Weekly Match Selection

This week, Jaguar Yokota celebrated 46 years since her debut in pro wrestling, so I wanted to find a match that featured her. I happened upon this short five-minute exhibition match, which was from her retirement in 1986… I was in the second grade in 1986. Just wait for the double underhook avalanche suplex… yeah, exactly… oh, and the post-match run-in by Lioness Asuka!! It also has her retirement ceremony footage. 

Jaguar Yokota would return on October 31, 1994, at AJJPW’s Tokyo Dome show press conference to announce her return. 

Typically, I try to stick to the official SNS channels for YouTube video content, but finding anything on Jaguar Yokota, or archived wrestling footage is quite the tall task, so I am just leaning into the 80s era glory with grainy digitized VHS glory… and the cheers of the Japanese crowd! It sounds like the women, especially young girls– outnumber the men!

  • Promotion: All Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling
  • Event Name: Jaguar Yokota’s Retire Match
  • Show Date: (February 15, 1986)
  • Competitors: Jaguar Yokota vs. Devil Masami 
  • Venue: Kawasaki City Gymnasium, Kanagawa, Japan

Thanks for reading! Have a great week!

About Karen Peterson 41 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.