Dream Slam Weekly (Vol. 23) Yuki Mashiro Announces Retirement

Ice Ribbon's Yuki Mashiro announces her retirement from both professional wrestling and idol activities.

Tiny Elephants in the Room

Ian “The Hurricane” Elephant

As a thirty year Floridian transplant, it’s been several years since we’ve had a massive hurricane. I genuinely feel like the last big one we had that resulted in a week’s worth of closure was back in 2019, when Hurricane Dorian shut down everything just in time for my birthday. Since last week’s Dream Slam Weekly— as you might have guessed by now — I am very much not in London, England for Royal Quest 2. No sooner did the sun rise last Saturday, I started preparing for the worst and hoping for the best, which in Floridian means stocking up on hurricane supplies while also optimistically packing a suitcase.

As a state employee, once we started receiving the daily hurricane reports with action plan and potential closures, I simply stopped preparing to fly, and instead, prepared to stay. By Tuesday afternoon, I received the official airport closure notification and flight cancelation e-mail, which was actually rather relieving. However, I’m not the least bit upset that I am not partying it up in London, whilst a hurricane passed over my home. Zelda (my dog) and I passed the hurricane quietly and safely. For which, I am exceptionally grateful.

Thursday, after the storm passed, we lost power and cellular reception for several hours during the day. A little bit of panic when a single photo of flooded streets by my parents’ house came through with no context, and about five hour window where neither my sister nor I couldn’t get in contact with my parents, but thankfully, they were safe. Just the power and communications lines in their area were all out. We were fortunate compared to many other regions of Florida and the Caribbean Islands, where countless lives were lost and catastrophic damage occurred.

I just wanted to thank everyone who checked-in on me and my family during this time. Thank you for helping me weather the storm.

Which takes us to the other tiny elephant…

DISCLOSURE: Karen Peterson is currently working with Bushiroad (parent company of New Japan and STARDOM) on a limited basis on a series of articles on the history of Stardom leading into the Historic X-Over event in November that will appear on their website.

The Historic X-Column Elephant

Earlier this week, a limited guest column launched on New Japan’s English Website: Karen Peterson’s Historic X-Column. Yes, the aforementioned Karen Peterson is me. I know I have a rather common name, but we are one and the same. (^-^)v Over the next month and a half, I will have a multi-part guest column helping bright a brighter spotlight to STARDOM. For those who have spent the last year with me and my STARDOM coverage, you know how passionate I am about their product and how much I want them to succeed.

The series is designed as a primer to help those unfamiliar with STARDOM have some access to information about the product in English as the STARDOM website is entirely in Japanese and accessible resources for the more casual fan are not as easily located. The intent is to make Japanese wrestling for those who cannot speak the language or do not know where to start. Much like my event reports and this column, that’s one of my primary objectives. The above disclaimer will be included on all of my STARDOM and New Japan coverage in the next two months, including here at Dream Slam Weekly.

My event reviews will not be altered or edited because I am working on this project. I will continue to do to bring forward fair assessments of their products. I believe that transparency is essential, so I worked with John Pollock to find the best solution to provide everyone with as clear a statement as possible. Thank you for your understanding and continued support


International Excursions & Adventures

October 2022

November 2022

  • Jungle Kyona: Deadlock Pro Wrestling (11/12; Concord, NC)
  • UPDATE! EVE: Hyper Misao, Miyu Yamashita, Takumi Iroha, Maria (Marvelous) (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! International Princess Champion, Alex Windsor, and Max the Impaler were also added to the WP III card!

Round-up

2AW (Active Advance Wrestling)

Ayame Sasamura's 5th Anniversary MAIN EVENT: Ayame Sasamura vs. Takumi IrohaAyame 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

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Dalys successfully defended her CMLL Japanese Women’s Championship against Tae Honma prior to her return to Mexico. (c) CMLL Lady’s Ring

Results: CMLL X ICE RIBBON (9/25) – Event was relocated to the Ice Ribbon Dojo due to the Typhoon.

  • Tag Match (1/20): KISSmeT PRINCESS (A~min/Rina Amikura & Nao Ishikawa) defeated Ibuki Hoshi & Saran (12:13)
  • Tag Match (1/20): AKARI & Stephanie Vaquer defeated Asahi & Misa Kagura (8:31)
  • Main Event: CMLL Japanese Women’s Championship: Dalys © defeated Tae Honma (14:48)

In preparation for the Grand Prix de Amazonas, a press conference was held featuring all three Japanese entrants: Tae Honma, Mei Suruga and Hikari Shimizu alongside Dalys and Stephanie Vaquer. The tournament is scheduled for October 28, 2022 at Arena Mexico. Dalys and Vaquer will leave Japan on October 3rd, after weekend events, including a farewell event on October 2nd.

Note! For those with paid access to Ice Ribbon’s NicoNico video service, the CMLL partnership shows are available for viewing!

DIANA

Today! 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

Sunday! 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.

Next Weekend! 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: Special Strong Style Pro-Wrestling Match
  • 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!! 

Wrestle Queendom V (11/13) – Full Card TBA but TWO Shows!! Show One & Show Two,

  • Hyper Misao (TJPW) for Wrestle Queendom debut. Opponent TBA.
  • UPDATE!  Marvelous Special Singles Match: Takumi Iroha (#8; Marvelous) vs. Maria – This will be Maria’s first match outside of Japan!
  • Special Singles Match: Nina Samuels vs. Lizzy Evo (#9)
  • Special Singles Match: Kanji (#15) vs. Takumi Iroha (#8)
  • Special Singles Match: Millie McKenzie vs. Miyu Yamashita (TJPW) 
  • EVE Championship: Jetta © vs. Alex Windsor 

  • Yuu could also be hinting at a return to her second home and defend her PURE-J Championship at Wrestle Queendom V! We’ll have to see if she’ll get a champion’s homecoming!
  • 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!

GanbarePro

Results: Twin Peaks (9/23) Basement OUJI MONSTAR – Available 9/26 on VOD

  • GanPro All-Stars Mixed Tag Match: Yumehito Imanari, Yuna Manase & YuuRI defeated Ken Ohka, Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE (10:41)

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

  • GanJoshi Tag Match (1/30): Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE defeated Miyuki Takase & YoshikoHasegawa (10:45)
  • YuuRI’s First Anniversary with GanPro Special Singles Match (1/30): Yuna Manase defeated YuuRI (10:36)

Before her Spirit of Ganbare Openweight Championship match with Hartley Jackson, Yuna Manase had a great interview, reminding the world that everyone need to stop underestimating her!

Next Show: Nerawareta Gakuen (10/2) – Itabashi Green Hall

  • England x MAKAI x GanJo! Special 6-Person Tag Match: Nightshade (EVE), Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE vs. Ram Kaicho, YuuRI & Yoshiko Hasegawa
  • Spirit of Ganbare Openweight Championship Match: Hartley Jackson (c) vs. Yuna Manase – 3rd Champion’s 1st defense

GanbarePro 2022 Schedule

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

Gatoh Move/Choco Pro

Results: ChocoPro #257 (9/24) Ichigaya Chocolate Square

  • Singles Match: Emi Sakura defeated Choun Shiryu (7:19)
  • Tag Team Match: Baliyan Akki defeated Sayaka Obihiro (9:08)
  • Tag Team Match: Yuna Mizumori & Mei Suruga defeated Chie Koishikawa & Sayaka (14:59)

Results: Choco Pro #258 (9/25) Ichigaya Chocolate Square – Yuna Mizumori’s Final Ichigaya Show

  • Tag Team Match: Yuna Mizumori & Baliyan Akki defeated Emi Sakura & Kaori Yoneyama (16:23)
  • Tag Team Match: Cherry defeated Sayuri (7:36)
  • Tag Team Match: Mei Suruga & Sayaka Obihiro defeated Chie Koishikawa & Tokiko Kirihara (14:57)

Results! Tropical☆Night (9/29) ShinKiba 1st RING (DETAILS) – the show will be available on GMCP’s YouTube at a later date

  • 6-Person Match: (Something) Camaneci ( SAKI, Tokiko Kirihara & Antonio Honda) defeated Dragon Ninja (Sayaka Obihiro, Sayuri & Choun Shiryu)
  • Singles Match: Hagane Shinno (MAKAI) vs. Ryo Mizunami – Hagane’s US Excursion Send-Off Match – Time Limit Draw
  • 4th Generation Special Tag Match: Mei Suruga & Haruka Umesaki (DIANA) defeated Sayaka & Chie Koshinaka
  • Super ASIA Championship Match: Baliyan Akki © defeated Kaori Yoneyama (YMZ)
  • Main Event Yuna Mizumori’s Farewell to Gatoh Move: Yuna Mizumori (Student) defeated Emi Sakura (Trainer)

Mei Suruga’s International Excursion –  check last week’s DSW; details here

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-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/InabaNext Weekend! GLEAT Ver. EX(tra) (10/9) Korakuen Hall

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

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

Yuki Mashiro formally announced that she will retire from professional wrestling and idol activities at Ribbon Mania on December 31st of this year.

“I will turn 21 this year and there are many things I would like to do. I want to leap out into the world I don’t know, and have new experiences. I feel I so much left to learn. I believe I’ve been able to grow as a person because of pro-wrestling. I will do everything at can with all my of might with my remaining three months. I hope everyone will continue to watch over Yuki Mashiro, the wrestler. I decided a while back that I would give myself three years. I have an interest in the field of medicine, so I would like to see if I can pursue a career related to that field.”

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

  • 6-Woman Tag (1/20): Yuna Manase (Gan☆Pro), Totoro Satsuki & Kiku defeated Sumika Yanagawa (JTO), YuuRI (Gan☆Pro) & Saran (9:09)
  •  8-Woman Tag (1/30): Ram Kaicho (Triple Six), Rina Yamashita, Maya Yukihi & Maika Ozaki defeated Dalys (CMLL), SAKI & Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S), & Kaho Matsushita (13:39)
  • Triangle Ribbon Championship (1/15): Yuki Mashiro © defeated Cherry vs. Matsuzawa-san (9:56) – 44th Champion’s 3rd Defense 
  • 6-Woman Tag Match (1/20): KISSmeT Princess (Nao Ishikawa, A~Min (Rina Amikura; COLOR’S) & Misa Kagura (JTO)) defeated Kyuri, Tae Honma & Asahi (10:15)
  • International Ribbon Tag Championship (1/30): Ibuki Hoshi & Hikaru Shida defeated Makoto & Hamuko Hoshi © (18:59) – 57th Champions’ 1st Defense
  • ICE x Infinity Championship Match (1/30): Saori Anou © defeated Stephanie Vaquer (CMLL) (14:38) – 34th Champion’s 2nd Defense

Today! IR #1231 (10/1) Ice Ribbon Dojo

  • Tag Match (1/15): Asahi & Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) vs. Sumika Yanagawa (JTO) & Kiku
  • Tag Match (1/15): Yuki Mashiro & Misa Kagura (JTO) vs. Totoro Satsuki & Yura Suzuki (AlmaLibre)
  • Tag Match (1/15): Ibuki Hoshi & Kaho Matsushita vs. Dalys (CMLL) & Nao Ishikawa
  • Gauntlet Match (60 second per person): Dalys vs. All Show Participants

Next Weekend! IR #1232 (10/8) Ice Ribbon Dojo – Card TBA

Next to Big Show! Yokohama Ribbon (10/10) Yokohama Radiant Hall

  • Tag Match (1/15): Asahi & Miran (DIANA) vs. Saran & Kaho Matsushita
  • Singles Match (1/15): Kiku vs. Himiko (DIANA)
  • Singles Match (1/15): Ram Kaicho (Triple Six) vs. Yura Suzuki (AlmaLibre)
  • Tag Match (1/20): Maika Ozaki & Tae Honma vs. Nao Ishikawa & Misa Kagura (JTO)
  • Tag Match (1/20): Ibuki Hoshi & YuuRI (GanPro) vs. Yuna Manase (GanPro) & Totoro Satsuki
  • Tag Match (1/30): Yuki Mashiro & Rico Kaiju (SEAdLINNNG) vs. Makoto & Hamuko Hoshi

Results! 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)
  • Tag Match: Amin & Ibuki Hoshi vs. Asahi & Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S)  (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Tag Match: Misa Kagura & Sumika Yanagawa defeated Nao Ishikawa & Yuuki Mashiro (11:47)

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

  • UPDATE: Yuki Mashiro & Nao Ishikawa to replace Hikari Shimizu & 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.

BIG☆DEKAI!!! Presents: BIG☆DEKAAAAAAAAAAI!!!!!!!!!!  (10/10) Yokohama Radiant Hall;

  • Produced by Yuna Manase & Totoro Satsuki
  • 4 Matches scheduled
  • Scheduled to appear: Hamuko Hoshi, Nao Ishikawa, Yuki Mashiro, Saran, Kaho Matsushita, Moeka Haruhi, YuuRI, Misa Kagura, Rydeen Hagane & Maika Ozaki

ICE RIBBON 2022 Schedule

  • Tokyo Shoten Wrestling (10/9) – KISSmeT PRINCESS (Nao Ishikawa & Misa Kagura) & H!Fly (Ibuki Hoshi & Yuki Mashiro) are scheduled to appear. Matches TBA
  • 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

Next Weekend! 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

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

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Unbreakable Chair by Madeline (9/24) DIANA Dojo, Post di Amistad – Archive will be available on DIANA’s streaming service until 10/24

  • Tag Match: Ayame Sasamura (2AW) & Madeline defeated Rina Amikura (COLOR’S) & Chie Ozora (PURE-J) (11:15)
  • Three Way Match: Mado(Madeline) Tomato defeated Kaji Tomato and Futtota Kobayashi (6:55) – changed due to scheduling conflict
  • Tag Match: Takuro Niki & Madeline defeated Keiichi Sato & Kakeru Sekiguchi (16:49)
  • Grappling Match (5:00): PineMaker Wedamo (7-0) Madeline
  • Singles Match: TAMURA vs. Tatsuya Hanami  (10:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Singles Match: Madeline defeated Daiki Shimomura (11:40) – Swanton Bomb

Marvelous

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News Bits

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)

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

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.

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IWGP Women’s Championship Tournament 

  • TODAY! 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.

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

OZ Academy

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 defeated Risa Fera (6:14)
  • Hard Core 3-Way Match: Toshiyuki Sakuda defeated Akane Fujita vs. Choun Shiryu (11:14)
  • Tag Match: Kaori Yoneyama & Yuu defeated Kurumi Hiiragi & Mochi Natsumi (13:27)
  • Tag Match: Ikuta Hidaka & Itsuki Aoki defeated Risa Sera & Orca Uto (16:09)
  • Suzu Suzuki’s Ten Deathmatch Series: Match 3/10:  Tomoya Hirata (FREEDOMS) defeated Suzu Suzuki (13:16)

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

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Sunday!! Itabashi Green Hall (10/2)

  • Singles Match: KAZUKI vs. Chie Ozora
  • Singles Match: Momo Tani vs. Makoto
  • POP’s Championship: CREA (c) vs. Ai Houzan (Marvelous)
  • Tag Match: Yuu & Kaori Yoneyama vs. AKARI & Hanako Nakamori
  • Daily Sports Women’s Tag Match: Rydeen Hagane & SAKI (COLOR’S) vs. Leon & Cherry

Upcoming Appearances

SEAdLINNNG

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!

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NEXT BIG SHOW: October Fist! (10/19) Korakuen Hall – Full Card TBA

  • 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

  • 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

ImageToday! 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)

Sunday! 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

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

TODAY! I will have a complete Five Star Grand Prix 2022 Finals Event Report for everyone later this afternoon! It’s been a wild year of STARDOM coverage for me at POST, and if you read last week’s DSW, I hadn’t realized HOW MUCH I was able to cover!

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

  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Queen’s Quest (Lady C & Hina) defeated. OedoTai (Ruaka & Rina) (6:50) *Updated due to Amasaki being pulled due to unforeseen circumstances 
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Hanan [2] defeated Mina Shirakawa [8] (6:40)
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Momo Kohgo [4] defeated Maika [14] (5:27)
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Starlight Kid [14] defeated Saya Iida [4] (7:19)
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Suzu Suzuki [12] defeated Ami Sohrei [10] (10:31)
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Himeka [14] defeated Unagi Sayaka [2] (9:03)
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Momo Watanabe [10] defeated Mayu Iwatani [13] (11:32)
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Red Stars (1/15): Utami Hayashishita [14] defeated Tam Nakano [14] (9:03)
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Giulia [15] vs. Saya Kamitani [13] (14:49) – via Referee Stoppage
  • High Speed 3-Way Championship Match: AZM © defeated Hazuki and  Fukigen Death (7:44)

First match streamed for free! The entire show should now be available on STARDOM WORLD.

Results! Stardom in Showcase 2 (9/25) Belle Salle Hall, Takadanobaba, Tokyo 

  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Hanan [4] defeated Saya Iida [2] (6:29)
  • 5★STAR GP 2022 Blue Stars (1/15): Suzu Suzuki [14] defeated Starlight Kid [14] (14:11)
  • Physique Challenge: Finalists: Saya Iida, Thekla & Hazuki (FINALS)
  • Falls Count Anywhere Match: AZM & Ram Kaichou & Mayu Iwatani defeat Maika (18:13)
  • Cosmic Rules II End of Summer 3-Way Tag: Tam Nakano & Natsupoi and SAKI & Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S) defeated Mina Shirakawa & Unagi Sayaka (13:49) – Unagi Sayaka was disqualified for trying to unshirt Referee Daichi Murayama
  • Hardcore Tag Match: Rina Yamashita & Giulia vs. Ruaka & Momo Watanabe
  • 6-Woman Tag Match… Justice for Rossy Captain’s Fall Match! Yuu, Nanae Takahashi & Yuna Manase defeated Syuri, Utami Hayashishita & Lady C w/ Rossy Ogawa (22:34) Takahashi pinned Lady C

5★GP22 Red Stars Block Points – as of 9/25/22

  • Koguma [12]
  • Momo Kohgo [4]
  • Utami Hayashishita [14]
  • AZM [14]
  • Tam Nakano [14]
  • Unagi Sayaka [2]
  • Maika [14]
  • Himeka [14]
  • Mai Sakurai [9]
  • Syuri [14]
  • Saki Kashima [10]
  • Risa Sera [13]
  • SAKI [10]

5★GP22 Blue Stars Block Points – as of 9/25/22

  • Mayu Iwatani [13]
  • Hazuki [14]
  • Saya Iida [4]
  • Hanan [4]
  • Saya Kamitani [13]
  • Natsupoi [12]
  • Mina Shirakawa [8]
  • Giulia [15]
  • MIRAI [13]
  • Ami Sohrei [10]
  • Momo Watanabe [10]
  • Starlight Kid [14]
  • Suzu Suzuki [12]

FIVE STAR GRAND PRIX 2022 Finals (10/1) – Musashino Forest Sports Center -> Full Event Report from… My Living Room in Orlando, FL

  • 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

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!
  • Singles Match: Suzume defeated Moka Miyamoto (6:54)
  • Singles Match: Yuki Kamifuku defeated Kaya Toribami (9:17)
  • Singles Match: Nao Kakuta defeated Neko Haruna (8:38)
  • Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh defeated Hikari Noa & Arisu Endo (14:02)
  • 8-Woman Tag Match: Shoko Nakajima, Yuki Aino, Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe defeated Yuka Sakazaki, Mizuki, Raku & Pom Harajuku (18:23)

Itoh’s Revenge!! Maki Itoh performed with SKE48’s Yuki Arai at the Girl Group’s 14th Anniversary Show in Nagoya!

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

  • Singles Match: Mizuki vs. Hyper Misao
  • Singles Match: Suzume vs. Ryo Mizunami
  • Tag Match: Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh vs. Riho & Hikari Noa
  • Tag Match: Moka Miyamoto & Juria Nagano vs. Arisu Endo & Kaya Toribami
  • 6-Person Tag Match: Aja Kong, Raku & Pom Harajuku vs. Rika Tatsumi, Yuki Aino & Max the Impaler
  • 6-Person Tag Match: Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Neko Haruna vs. Nao Kakuta, Yuna Manase & Yoshiko Hasegawa
  • International Princess Championship: Alex Windsor © vs. Miu Watanabe – 8th Champion’s 2nd Defense
  • Princess Tag Championships: Reiwa Double A Canon © (Saki Akai & Yuki Arai) vs. The Uprising (EVE; Rhia O’Reilly & Nightshade) – The 10th Champions’ 2nd defense
  • Princess of Princess Championship: Shoko Nakajima © vs. Yuka Sakazaki (2022 Princess Cup Winner)- The 10th Champion’s 5th defense

Additional Wrestle Princess III Notes:

Dream Pro-Wrestling Dream on the Ring (10/14) Shinjuku FACE; Card TBA

  • Dream Pro-Wrestling Finalists: Wakana Uehara, Himari Manaka & Risako
  • TJPW Talent to participate
  • International Talent: Rhia O’Reilly and Max the Impaler Announced

TJPW 2022 Calendar

  • 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

TODAY! NAMI 1 OCT ’22 (vol. 5) (10/1) DIANA Dojo 

  • Scramble WAVE: Kyusei Sakura Hirota & Yuki Miyazaki vs. Haruma Umesaki (DIANA) & Kurumi Hiiragi (PROMINENCE)
  • Challenge WAVE: Stephanie Vaquer vs. COHAKU
  • Future WAVE: Miyuki Takase & Itsuki Aoki vs. Chie Ozora & AKARI
  • Chaos WAVE: Aiger vs. Kaori Yoneyama
  • Kicking WAVE: Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S) vs. Yuki Ohka

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.)

Upcoming Shows

  • 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

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

Today! 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

Tomorrow! 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!

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Results! YMZ Autumn Festival 2022 (9/28) ShinKiba 1st Ring 

  • 6- Woman Tag Match: Tsubasa Kuragaki, Yuu & Yuna Mizumori defeated Kakeru Sekiguchi, Nanami & Chie Ozora (10:25)
  • Special Singles Match: Rina Yamashita defeated Best Stretchman V3 (7:33)
  • Singles Match: ASUKA defeated Haruka Umesaki (DIANA) (9:52)
  • Tag Match: Kengo Mashimo & Shinno Hagane vs. Minoru Fujita vs. Yasu Urano (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Gokigenna Showdown! Marvelous (Takumi Iroha, Rin Kadokura & Leo Izaka) defeated YMZ (Kaori Yoneyama, Hikaru Sato & Makoto with Matsuzawa-san) (17:54)

Results! Gokigenna Kawasaki (9/30) Post di Amistad

  • DIANA Special Match: Haruka Umesaki defeated Miran (7:30)
  • Special Singles Match: Shinno Hagane vs. Takato Nakano (10:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Makoto’s Birthday Tag Match: Kaori (Kaori Yoneyama) & Hiraki (Hikaru Sato) defeated Makojuro (Makoto) & Hiroko Matsuzawa (Matsuza-san) (13:13) – via DQ
  • Kakeru Sekiguchi’s Birthday Match! Kengo Mashimo defeated Kakeru Sekiguchi (11:31)

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

Karen’s Special Homeroom

Homework: Weekly Match Selection

As I was finishing up this week’s volume, I saw that Antonio Inoki passed away. While my scope of knowledge with regard to Inoki’s career is shallow, after this last week, it just made me really sad. I needed something out of the box and wacky. I remembered that I had dogeared this match featuring the Magical Sugar Rabbits (Yuka Sakazaki and Mizuki) against loveable, troublemaker mascot, Pokotan and Demonio Uno when it aired.

I hadn’t had a chance to watch it, until tonight. While the video here is a small glimpse, it still makes me smile.

https://youtu.be/pQ7RSuTOIs8

I hope more people make time to watch wrestling that matters to them, and makes them feel happy. Lately, the world needs more of that. If you can watch the full match or let me know what match you’ve seen lately that really cheered you up, resonated, or just made you feel something deep inside.

Full match available on WRESTLE UNIVERSE. Subscription required.

  • Promotion: TJPW
  • Event: TJPW Inspiration
  • Venue: Shinjuku FACE
  • Date: September 11, 2022
  • Result: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki defeat Pokotan and Demonio Uno (12:28)

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!

  • NJPW Rumble on 44th Street – Palladium Times Square, NYC, NY

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

  • TJPW: Wrestle Princess III (10/9) Tokyo Dome City Hall
  • NJPW: Declaration of Power (10/10) – Ryogoku Sumo Hall
  • NJPW x STARDOM: Historic X-Over (11/20) – Ariake Arena
  • STARDOM: Dream Queendom (12/29) – Ryogoku Sumo Hall

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

  • “Hey, Karen-Sensei…” Mailbag
  • POST Bring the Matches Challenge
  • Live Show Diaries

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely week!

About Karen Peterson 64 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.