Dream Slam Weekly (Vol. 24): Giulia Wins Five Star Grand Prix

Giulia wins STARDOM's 2022 Five Star Grand Prix, Arisa Nakajima vacates SEAdLINNG Singles Championship due to injury

Photo Courtesy: Stardom

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.

Autumn is finally making its way to Florida, and I finally enjoy fall-flavored everything without sweating with summer temperatures and humidity! This weekend is packed with a buffet of wrestling to choose from, so I hope you spend some time watching something you like! Over the weekend, I’ll have back-to-back reports with TJPW’s Wrestle Princess III on Sunday and NJPW’s Declaration of Power on Monday.

Sunday! TJPW: Wrestle Princess III  (10/9)  Tokyo Dome City Hall > Full Event Report!

Availability: Wrestle Universe (with Japanese & English Commentary Available; subscription required) (2PM JST)

  • Tag Match:  Moka Miyamoto & Julia Nagano vs. Arisu Endo & Kaya Toribami
  • 6-Person Tag Match:  Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu & Neko Haruna vs. Nao Kakuta, Yuna Manase & Yoshiko Hasegawa
  • Singles Match:  Suzume vs. Ryo Mizunami
  • Singles Match:  Mizuki vs. Hyper Misao
  • 6-Person Tag Match:  Aja Kong, Raku & Pom Harajuku vs. Rika Tatsumi, Yuki Aino & Max the Impaler
  • Tag Match:  Miyu Yamashita & Maki Itoh vs. Riho & Hikari Noa
  • 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

While it isn’t exactly a direct part of my joshi learning excursion, I’ll be covering NJPW’s Declaration of Power on Monday, October 10th. It’s Sports Day, a national holiday. Every autumn, schools around the country hold field days and sports festivals, so it’s a perfect way to celebrate the day!

NJPW: Declaration of Power  (10/10) –  Ryogoku Sumo Hall > Full Event Report!

Availability: NJPW WORLD (with Japanese & English Commentary Available; subscription required) (5PM JST)

  • Ren Narita’s Excursion Return Match (1/20): Ren Narita, Robbies Eagles & David Finlay vs. El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI
  • Tag Match (1/20): Dangerous Tekkers (Taichi & Zack Saber, Jr) vs. TMDK (Shane Haste & Bad Dude Tito)
  • 8-Man Tag Match (1/20): Hontai (Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hikuleo, Rusyuke Taguchi & Master Wato*) vs. House of Torture (EVIL, SHO, Yujiro & Dick Togo)
  • Special Tag Match (1/30): BISHAMON (Hiroki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI) vs. United Empire (Jeff Cobb & Great O’Khan)
  • 8-Man Tag Match (1/30): LIJ (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi) vs. United Empire (Will Ospreay, Aaron Henare, TJP & Francesco Akira)
  • UPDATE: Special Singles Non-Title Match (1/30): Taiji Ishimori vs. TBD
  • KOPW 2022 Who’s Your Daddy Match (1/60): Shingo Takagi © vs. El Phantasmo
  • Special Singles Match (1/60): Kazuki Okada vs. JONAH
  • Main Event: IWGP World Heavyweight Championship (1/60): Jay White © vs. Tama Tonga

NOTE: KUSHIDA will miss the event as he is still recovering from illness. Ishimori is still scheduled for the match, but his opponent is not yet decided.

International Excursions & Adventures


  • Pending! Jungle Kyona & Vert Vixen vs. Hyan & Danni Bee: Inspire AD PW  (10/6)  Austin, TX

This Weekend!

October 2022

  • Deadlock Pro Wrestling  Carolina Classic  (10/15)
  • Maya Yukihi, Miyu Yamashita!  RCW Spain  Women’s World Cup 3 (10/22)  Casinet D’Hostafrancs, Barcelona, ​​Spain
  • UPDATE!  Prestige Wrestling  Wake the Dead  (10/30; Portland, OR)
    • Jungle Kyona vs. Deonna Purrazzo
    • UPDATE! Sumie Sakai vs. Killer Kelly

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)


2AW (Active Advance Wrestling)

Ayame Sasamura's 5th Anniversary MAIN EVENT: Ayame Sasamura vs. Takumi IrohaMONDAY! Ayame Sasamura ’s 5th Anniversary Show!  (10/10)  2AW Square, Chiba

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

CMLL Lady’s Ring

In preparation for the  Grand Prix de Amazonasa 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.


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

  • Singles Match (1/20): Nanami defeated Miran (7:06)
  • Tag Match (1/20): Madeline & Kakeru Sekiguchi defeated AKARI & Himiko (12:40)
  • Tag Match (1/20): Haruka Umesaki & Miyuki Takase defeated Rina Amikura (COLOR’S) & Deborah K (16:38)
  • Singles Match (1/20):  Ayako Sato defeated Ayame Sasamura (15:57)

Sunday! Volume 18  (10/2)  Post di Amistad

  • Singles Match (1/20): Haruka Umesaki defeated Deborah K (12:12)
  • Tag Match (1/20):  Ayako Sato & Madeline defeated Nanami & Miran (14:47)
  • Tag Match (1/20): Jaguar Yokota & Himiko defeated Kiku & Nao Ishikawa (14:55)
  • Tag Match (1/20): Kyoko Inoue & Miyuki Takase defeated Maika Ozaki & Chie Koishikawa (14:13)

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.

Today! Kumamoto Station Front Pro-Wrestling  (10/8)

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

Sunday! 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.

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)
  • UPDATE ! Double Title Match: Laura Di Matteo (EVE International Champion) vs. Yuu (PURE-J Openweight Champion)
  • EVE Championship:  Jetta © vs. Alex Windsor

Head over to YouTube and subscribe because EVE has some of the best women’s wrestling in the world. I love their challenge to wrestling promoters around the world to afford women’s wrestling more screen time!

Ganbare Pro

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

  • England x MAKAI x GanJo! Special 6-Person Tag Match: Nightshade (EVE), Moeka Haruhi & HARUKAZE defeated Ram Kaicho, YuuRI & Yoshiko Hasegawa (12:46)
  • Spirit of Ganbare Openweight Championship Match: Hartley Jackson (c) defeated Yuna Manase (20:15) – 3rd Champion’s 1st defense

GanbarePro 2022 Schedule

Former Legendary Number One-Ranked Cabaret Hostess, RIARA, joined Ganbare Pro as a rookie and trainee. Her longtime inspirations in wrestling include Atsushi Onita, the nWo, and Hiroyoshi Tenzan, who she met in the fourth grade. Her goal is to train properly and make her debut. A debut date has yet to be announced. ( Press Release )

Punch Drunk Love 2022  (10/22)  Ouji Basement MON☆STAR

2022 Schedule

  • GIRI GIRI CHOP! 2022  (12/27)  Korakuen Hall

Gatoh Move/Choco Pro

Yuna Mizumori’s Farewell Show: #TropicalNight is now available on Gatoh Move’s YouTube Channel

ChocoPro # 259 (10/8) Ichigaya Chocolate Square

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 defeated Momo Tani, Riko Kawahata & Yuko Sakurai
  • Singles Match (1/15):  Kaho Kobayashi defeated Yuna Mizumori
  • Tag Match (1/20):  Sakuran Bonita & Aiger defeated Sumire Natsu & Saori Anou
  • Singles Match (1/30):  Rydeen Hagane defeated Hikari Shimizu
  • COLOR’S Championship: SAKI © defeated Yumiko Hotta & Rina Amikura & 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: Miyagi/Fukuda vs. Iwata/InabaSUNDAY! 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

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

  • Tag Match (1/15): Asahi & Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) defeated Sumika Yanagawa (JTO) & Kiku (9:12)
  • Tag Match (1/15): Yuki Mashiro & Misa Kagura (JTO) defeated Totoro Satsuki & Yura Suzuki (AlmaLibre) (12:01)
  • Tag Match (1/15): Dalys (CMLL) & Nao Ishikawa defeated Ibuki Hoshi & Kaho Matsushita (8:56)
  • Gauntlet Match (60 second per person): Dalys goes 2-1-6 with wins over Yura Suzuki and Kiku, a loss to Kaho Matsushita and ties against Sumika Yanagawa & Yuko Sakurai, Yuki Mashiro, Misa Kagura & Nao Ishikawa, Totoro Satsuki, Ibuki Hoshi and Asahi

Results Pending! IR #1232 (10/8)  Ice Ribbon Dojo – Card TBA

  • Singles Match (1/10): Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) vs. Saran
  • Tag Match (1/15): Ibuki Hoshi & A~Min (Rina Amikura; COLOR’S) vs. Nao Ishikawa & Misa Kagura
  • Singles Match (1/10): Totoro Satsuki vs. Himiko
  • Tag Match (1/15): Yuki Mashiro & Asahi vs. Kyuri & Kaho Matsushita

Monday! 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

Wednesday! Princess Party #12 (10/12) 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. indicated.

  • Musical Guests:  Rentetsu
  • Tag Match: A~Min & Misa Kagura vs. Sumika Yanagawa & Kiku
  • Tag Match: mashiro Yuki & Asahi vs. Nao Ishikawa & Kaho Matsushita

Super Princess Party UPDATE!! (11/5 & 11/6) Tokyo Dome City – The list of musical guests has been announced for both days of this music and wrestling festival from Ice Ribbon! 11/5 Musical Guests11/6 Musical Guests | Ice Ribbon Match Cards TBA

Princess Party 2022 Schedule 

  • 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
  • Special Tag: Yuna Manase & Hartley Jackson vs. Violent Jack & Totoro Satsuki
  • 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


Next Weekend!  Hachiouji (10/7) Basement MONSTAR

  • Trainee Exhibition Match: Tomoka Inaba vs Trainee R [0:0] (5:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Tag Match: rhytmn & Yuu Yamagata defeated Sumika Yanagawa & Yura Suzuki (AlmaLibre( (7:31)
  • Special Singles Match:  Aoi vs. Unagi Sayaka (STARDOM) defeated Aoi (10:34)
  • Queen of JTO Championship Match: Tomoka Inaba © defeated Misa Kagura (7:04)

Unagi Sayama called out Tomoka Inaba for a special singles match at Korakuen Hall on November 4th. This will be JTO’s final show of the year. Recently, Inaba joined Syuri and God’s Eye in STARDOM, however, she is still contracted with JTO.



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 Saber, 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

IWGP Women's Tournament Bracket in English by Karen Peterson

IWGP Women’s Championship Tournament 

  • TODAY! First Round:  Royal Quest 2  (10/2) – International Bracket  Alpha Female vs. Ava White  (RPUK)
  • First Round: Stardom Bracket (10/22)  Korakuen Hall – Mayu Iwatani (STARS) vs Momo Watanabe (Oedo Tai)
  • First Round: Stardom Bracket (10/22)  Korakuen Hall – Utami Hayshishita (QQ) vs Himeka (DDM)
  • UPDATE!! Semi-Finals: International Bracket  (10/23)  Arena Tachikawa – Jazzy “Alpha Female” Gabert vs KAIRI
  • Semi-Finals: Stardom JPN Bracket  (10/23)  Arena Tachikawa – Winner Iwatani/Watanabe vs. Winner Hayashishita/Himeka
  • 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

MONDAY: ~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


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~


RESULTS!! Fight Together (vol 3)  (10/2) Itabashi Green Hall

  • Singles Match: KAZUKI defeated Chie Ozora (9:03)
  • Singles Match: Makoto defeated Momo Tani (11:59)
  • POP’s Championship: CREA (c) defeated Ai Houzan (Marvelous) (11:21)
  • Tag Match: AKARI & Hanako Nakamori defeated Yuu & Kaori Yoneyama (14:00)
  • Daily Sports Women’s Tag Match:  Rydeen Hagane & SAKI (COLOR’S) defeated Leon & Cherry (17:53)

Upcoming Appearances


UPDATE !! Arisa Nakajima Vacates SEAdLINNNG BEYOND THE SEA Championship! Nakajima was injured during her championship defense against Hiroyo Matsumoto on August 17th. The plan was for her to have her return match on October 19th at Korakuen Hall, except her rehabilitation process is taking longer than expected. A one-day single elimination tournament will be held to determine the next champion. Announced participants include: Amazon, Rico Kaiju, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Ryo Mizunami, Hanako Nakamori (PURE-J), Yuu (EVE), Ayame Sasamura ( 2AW), Itsuko Aoki, Riko Kawahata (T-HEARTS) and Misa Kagura (JTO)

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


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

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

SE AdLINNNG 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

RESULTS! Nagoya (10/1) Nakamura Sports Center

  • Singles Match (1/15): Rico Kaiju (SEAdLINNNG) defeated Yurika Oka (6:45)
  • Tag Match (1/15): ASUKA & Saori Anou defeated Manami & Ryo Mizunami (11:15)
  • Singles Match (1/15):  Dash Chisako defeated Maria (Marvelous) (9:49)
  • Tag Team Championship Match (1/30):  TEAM 200 (Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuu) defeated Mika Iwata & Rin Kadokura (Marvelous) (20:02)

RESULTS! Osaka (10/2)  Azalea Hall

  • Singles Match (1/15):  Yuriko Oka defeated Rico Kaiju (SEAdLINNNG) (7:53)
  • Tag Match (1/15):  Dash Chisako & Maria (Marvelous) defeated Natsumi Mochi (Prominence) & Rin Kadokura (Marvelous) (13:26)
  • Singles Match (1/15):  Mika Iwata vs. Ryo Mizunami (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Tag Match (1/30): ASUKA & Saori Anou defeated Chihiro Hashimoto & Manami (14:42)

Next: SenJo Keep Burning  (10/10)  Shinjuku FACE

  • Singles Match (1/15): Maria (Marvelous) vs. Yurika
  • Singles Match (1/15): Manami vs. Miyuki Takase
  • Tag Match (1/15):  Ryo Mizunami & CREA (PURE-J) vs. ASUKA & Saori Anou
  • Singles Match (1/20): Mika Iwata vs. Takumi Iroha (Marvelous)
  • Tag Match (1/30): TEAM 200KG (Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuu) vs. Reiwa ULTEMA Powers (Hiroyo Matsumoto & Dash Chisako)

SenJo 2022 Calendar

  • 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


After two long months, the 5★GP22 concluded last Saturday with Giulia defeating Tam Nakano in arguably one of their best matches ever. For the full break down of results, standings and report cards for each of the tournament participants, check out my full event . report .

A string of press conferences were held earlier this week announcing the complete card for New Blood 5 , the participants for the IWGP Women’s Championship (see the NJPW section above), the participants in the 12th Annual Goddesses of STARDOM Tag League and the full card and contract signings for Hiroshima Goddess Festival on November 3rd.

New Blood 5  (10/19)  – Shinjuku Sumitomo Hall 

  • Singles Match:  Momo Kohgo vs. rhythm (JTO)
  • Singles Match:  Mai Sakurai vs. Chanyota
  • Tag Match: Lady C & Hina vs. Suzu Suzuki & Anchamu
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: MIRAI, Tomoka Inaba & Nanami vs. Starlight Kid, Ruaka & Haruka Umesaki
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Mina Shirakawa, Yuna Mizumori & Waka Tsukiyama vs. Ram Kaicho, LINDA & I Rina
  • Future of Stardom Championship:  Hanan (c) vs. Ami Sohrei

12th Annual Goddesses of Stardom Tag League Opening Day  (10/19)  – Shinjuku Sumitomo Hall 

  • Special Debut Match: Fuwa-chan vs. TBA
  • Red Goddesses League Match: Mai Fair Lady (Mai Sakurai & Lady C) vs. We Love Tokyo Sports (Saki Kashima & Fukigen Death)
  • Red Goddesses League Match: metear (Tam Nakano & Natsupoi) vs. Mafia Bella (Giulia & Thekla)
  • Blue Goddesses League Match: KAWILD VENUS (Mina Shirakawa & SAKI) vs. BMI2000 (Natsuko Tora & Ruaka)
  • Blue Goddesses League Match: 02line (AZM & Miyu Amasaki) vs. winggori (Hanan & Saya Iida)
  • Blue Goddesses League Match: Fukuoka Double Crazy (Hazuki & Koguma) vs. 7Upp (Nanae Takahashi & Yuu)
  • IWGP Women’s Championship Tournament: Mayu Iwatani vs. Momo Watanabe
  • IWGP Women’s Championship Tournament: Himeka vs. Utami Hayashishita
  • IWGP Women’s Championship Tournament: KAIRI vs. Jazzy “Alpha Female” Gabert

Hiroshima Goddess Festival (11/3) Hiroshima Sun Plaza

  • 6-Woman Tag Match: God’s Eye (MIRAI, Ami Sohrei & Konami) vs. DDM (Giulia, Thekla & Mai Saurai)
  • Tag Gauntlet Match (Non-Tournament): Hazuki/Koguma vs. Momo Kohgo/Saya Iida vs. Lady C/Waka Tsukiyama vs. Saki Kashima/Ruaka vs. AZM/Miyu Amasaki
  • Special Singles Match: Himeka vs. Yuna Mizumori
  • Special Singles Match: Mayu Iwatani vs. Jazzy “Alpha Female” Gabert
  • Natsuko Tor’s Return Match:  Utami Hayshishita vs. Natsuko Tora
  • Goddesses of Stardom Championship:  metear (Tam Nakano & Natsupoi) (c) vs. BLACK DESIRE (Starlight Kid & Momo Watanabe)
  • Wonder of Stardom Championship: Saya Kamitani (c) vs. Mina Shirakawa
  • World of Stardom Championship: Syuri (c) vs. Maika

Stardom Big Match 2022 Calendar

  • 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

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

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

In this week’s episode, the three finalists: Wakana Uehara, Himari Manaka & Risako draw lots to see who their opponents will be for their final assessment at Shinjuku FACE on October 14th. The participants played Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine the order in which the lots were drawn. Then based on the number the picked, the staff played a video for their assigned opponent.

TJPW didn’t hold back either in the big name opponents!

  • ~dream on the ring: Final Mission ~ Risako vs. #1 (Rika Tatsumi)
  • ~dream on the ring: Final Mission~  Wakana Uehara vs. #2 (Shoko Nakajima)
  • ~dream on the ring: Final Mission~ Himari Manaka vs. #3 (Miyu Yamashita)
  • 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


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

  • Future WAVE: Chie Ozora & AKARI defeated Miyuki Takase & Itsuki Aoki (17:30) – via Count Out
  • Challenge WAVE:  Stephanie Vaquer defeated COHAKU (11:40)
  • Chaos Wave : Aiger defeated Kaori Yoneyama (5:25)
  • Kicking Wave: Yuki Ohka defeated Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S) (14:09)
  • Scramble WAVE: Kyusei Sakura Hirota & Yuki Miyazaki defeated Haruma Umesaki (DIANA) & Kurumi Hiiragi (PROMINENCE) (16:41)

Sapporo (10/9)

  • Chaos Wave: Aiger vs. Risa Sera (Prominence)
  • Scramble Wave (1/20): COHAKU & Kurumi Hiiragi vs. Ami Kanda & Hibiscus Mii
  • 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
  • Future Wave: Yumi Ohka vs. Suzu Suzuki (Prominence)
  • Scramble Wave: COLOR’S (Yuko Sakurai & Rina Amikura) vs. Prominence (Natsumi Mochi & Akane Fujita)

Asahikawa Wave  (10/10)

  • Young 3WAVE: Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) vs. Suzu Suzuki (Prominence) vs. Rina Amikura
  • Chaos Wave: Aiger vs. Akane Fujita (Prominence)
  • 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.
  • Dangerous Wave (Hardcore Rules): Kyusei Sakura Hirota, Hibiscus Mii & Yuki Miyazaki vs Prominence (Risa Sera, Natsumi Mochi & Kurumi Hiiragi)

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. no information about availability for international wrestlers likely due to visa requirements.)

Upcoming Shows

  • 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!

Results Pending! 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

Results Pending! Day Two Card (10/2)

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

YMZ Gokigenna Wrestling!

Results Pending! We’re Back, Nishi Arai!  (10/8)  Nishi Araidaishi Nishi Studio, Tokyo

  • Special Single Match: Hikaru Sato vs. Matsuzaw-san
  • Tag Match: Kaori Yoneyama & Shinno Hagane vs. Daiki Shimomura & Kakeru Sekiguchi
  • Special Single Match: Makoto vs. Sayaka

Next Month! 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

  • 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

When I interviewed Yuna Manase earlier this summer, she opened my eyes to the world of GanbarePro Wrestling. Lately, they’ve been putting entire shows on YouTube for free, so this week I wanted to share last Sunday’s show at Itabashi Green Hall, where Manase fought against Hartley Jackson for the Spirit of Ganbare Openweight Championship. You can also get a feel for the scope of wrestling in GanPro, and I quite like it!

  • Promotion:  DDT/GanbarePro
  • Event: Nerawareta Gakuen
  • Venue:  Itabashi Green Hall
  • Date: October 2, 2022
  • Result: Hartley Jackson defeats Yuna Manase; successfully defending The Spirit of Ganbare Openweight Championship

I might be a little biased as to who I had hoped would win the match largely because Yuna was my very first video interview. She’s passionate, funny and determined, so I cannot help but cheer for her!

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 Night Before & 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:  Rumble on 44th Street  – Palladium Times Square, NYC, NY
  • NJPW x STARDOM: Historic X-Over  (11/20) –  Ariake Arena
  • STARDOM: Dream Queen  (12/29) –  Ryogoku Sumo Hall
  • NJPW: Wrestle Kingdom 17 (1/4/2023) – Tokyo Dome

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! “Arrivederci! Mata, na!”

About Karen Peterson 111 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.