Dream Slam Weekly (Vol. 25) Reiwa ULTEMA Powers Unseat Team 200KG

Reiwa ULTEMA Powers (Hiroyo Matsumoto & Dash Chisako) defeat TEAM 200KG!! (c) Sendai Girls
Reiwa ULTEMA Powers (Hiroyo Matsumoto & Dash Chisako) defeat TEAM 200KG!! (c) Sendai Girls

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.

Greetings from Asheville, North Carolina! I’m taking some time to recharge and catch up with my family before the hectic holiday season ramps up. Surprisingly, I am not here for a wrestling show (if you can believe it)! I’ve been making soup from scratch, eating at heaps of secret local places and soaking in the autumn colors from a steam train cruising through the Nantahala Gorge!

Earlier this week Japan officially terminated it’s exceptionally stringent and rigid regulations for international travel. I would be in denial if I hadn’t already worked for several travel patterns ever since the date had been announced. I am one step closer to being able to actually enjoy more joshi wrestling IN Japan! There might be tears when I can finally open a Dream Slam Weekly with “live from Tokyo…”

Some day, Gentle Reader! SOME. DAY. SOOOOOOOOOOON!

EVENT REPORTS! 

Personal Highlight of the Week

STARS vs. God’s Eye in STARDOM’s debut in Tottori Industrial Gymnasium Photo (c) STARDOM

On Wednesday (10/12) STARDOM checked off another prefectural debut by having their first show in Tottori. For those who may not have ever heard of Tottori, it is a small, rural prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast, west of Osaka and east of Hiroshima. In 2003, that is where I became ‘Karen-sensei.’ I taught high school for four years with the Tottori Board of Education and one year of elementary school in the mountains of west Tottori (near Shimane Prefecture). My very first apartment was literally across the parking lot from Tottori Industrial Gymnasium, where STARDOM held their first event this past week. The last time I saw any wrestling slated for the venue was the 2018 Super Junior Tag League when KUSHIDA and Chris Sabin were tagging together and Roppongi 3K were at the height of their tag team careers.

I have many precious memories in that gymnasium from school events, local festivals, some kimono classes and event some sports circles, but when I lived there in 2003-2008, pro-wrestling was never on the menu at the venue. Tottori is a small prefecture known for its famous sand dune, and known for its agriculture and fisheries, as well as resorts areas like hot springs and ski resort area. While only 246 guests watched the house show live, for the prefecture with the lowest population density in the country, it’s a rather good turnout! Oedo Tai’s Saki Kashima hails from the neighboring Shimane Prefecture, so it’s nice to see a little love for the San-in Coast! However, now it makes me want to visit my ‘second hometown’ much sooner rather than later!


International Excursions & Adventures

Results!

  • West Coast Pro Wrestling Ride the Lightning  (10/8) – San Francisco, CA 
    • Mio Momono defeated Queen Aminata (15:50)
    • Sandra Moone defeated Jungle Kyona  
  • JCW vs. The World (Full Show for Free!) (10/9)  –  Atlantic City, NJ
    • Sawyer Wreck defeated Jungle Kyona (6:55) 

This Weekend! 

  • Deadlock Pro Wrestling Carolina Classic  (10/15)  – Durham Convention Center
    • Jungle Kyona & Sumie Sakai vs. Janai Kai & Hyan
    • Mei Suruga versus Emi Sakura

October 2022

  • RCW Spain Women’s World Cup 3 (10/22)  –  Casinet D’Hostafrancs, Barcelona, ​​Spain 
    • Maya Yukihi & Miyu Yamashita
  • CMLL Gran Prix de Amazonas (10/22) – Arena Mexico
    • Mei Suruga, Tae Honma & Hikari Shimizu
  • Prestige Wrestling Wake the Dead (10/30)  –  Portland, OR
    • Jungle Kyona vs. Deonna Purrazzo
    • Sumie Sakai vs. Killer Kelly

November 2022

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

Round-Up Time!

2AW (Active Advance Wrestling)

  • RESULTS: Ayame Sasamura’s 5th Anniversary Show (10/10) 2AW Square, Chiba
  • Tag Match: Daiki Wakamatsu & Akiyori Takizawa defeated Chicharito Shoki & Shouki Kitamura (10:25)
  • Three Way Match: Miyako Matsumoto defeated Kyu Mogami and Madeline (7:58)
  • Tag Match: Shiori Asahi & Miss Mongol defeated Taishi Takizawa & Deborah K (12:23)
  • Shonan vs. Shinjuku Number 1 Yankii Singles Match:  Kotaro Yoshino defeated Seigo Tachibana (12:38)
  • 8-Man Tag Match: Kazma Sakamoto, Tatsuya Hanami, Kunio Toshima & Kuro Nikita defeated Psycho, Chango, Shinya Ishida & Ayumu Honda (15:13)
  • Main Event Singles Match: Takumi Iroha (MARVELOUS) defeated Ayame Sasamura (17:13)

CMLL Lady’s Ring

Matches for the 2022 Gran Prix de Amazonas have yet to be announced.

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TOMORROW! (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: Super Tiger & Kengo vs. Naoya Nomura & Ayato Mashimo
  • 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 & 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)

  • Hyper Misao (TJPW) for Wrestle Queendom debut. Opponent TBA.
  • Marvelous Special Singles Match: Takumi Iroha (#8; Marvelous) vs. Maria
  • 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)
  • Double Title Match: Laura Di Matteo (EVE International Champion) vs. Yuu (PURE-J Openweight Champion)
  • EVE Championship: Jetta © vs. Alex Windsor

Ganbare ☆ Pro

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

  • Special Secret Captain’s Fall Match: YuuRI, Moeka Haruhi, Yuna Manase & Soma Takao vs. Yuna Mizumori, Yoshiko Hasegawa, Shinichiro Tominaga & HARUKAZE

2022 Schedule

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

Gatoh Move/ Choco Pro

ChocoPro # 259 (10/8) Ichigaya Chocolate Square

  • Singles Match: Baliyan Akki defeated Sawasdee Kamen (11:06)
  • Three Way Match: Cherry defeated SAKI and Sayaka Obihiro (7:46)
  • Tag Team Match: Kaori Yoneyama & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Chie Koishikawa & Sayaka (10:16)

ChocoPro #260 (10/10) Ichigaya Chocolate Square

  • Tag Team Match: Chon Shiryu & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Hagane Shinnou & London Machine (10:50)
  • Singles Match: Cherry defeated Tokiko Kirihara (9:59)
  • Singles Match: Baliyan Akki defeated Chie Koishikawa (18:39)

GLEAT

GLEAT Ver. EX(tra) (10/9) Korakuen Hall

  • UWF Rules Tag Team Match: Mika Iwata & Tomoka Inaba defeat Maya Fukuda & Michiko Miyagi by TKO (9:45)

G Pro-Wrestling 36 (10/22) Umeda Stella Hall

  • UWF Rules: Mika Iwata (SenJo) vs. Maya Fukuda
  • Tag Match: Michiko Miyagi, CIMA & Kaz Hayashi vs Hayato Tamura, Check Shimatani & Ryuichi Kawakami

Sapporo (10/30) E1 Stadium

  • UWF Rules: Michiko Miyagi vs. Maya Fukuda

2022-2023 Schedule

  • G Pro-Wrestling Ver. 37 (10/30) Sapporo E1 Hall
  • G Pro-Wrestling Ver. 38 (11/23) Fukuoka Nishitestsu Hall
  • 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
  • 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! IR #1232 (10/8)  Ice Ribbon Dojo 

  • Singles Match (1/10): Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) defeated Saran (7:53)
  • Tag Match (1/15): Ibuki Hoshi & A~Min (Rina Amikura; COLOR’S) defeated Nao Ishikawa & Misa Kagura (10:49)
  • Singles Match (1/10): Totoro Satsuki defeated Himiko (9:18)
  • Tag Match (1/15): Yuki Mashiro & Asahi defeated Kyuri & Kaho Matsushita (9:34)

RESULTS! Yokohama Ribbon (10/10)  Yokohama Radiant Hall

  • Tag Match (1/15): Asahi & Miran (DIANA) defeated Saran & Kaho Matsushita (12:14)
  • Singles Match (1/15): Kiku defeated Himiko (DIANA) (7:29)
  • Singles Match (1/15): Ram Kaicho (Triple Six) defeated Yura Suzuki (AlmaLibre) (5:40)
  • Tag Match (1/20): Maika Ozaki & Tae Honma vs. Nao Ishikawa & Misa Kagura (JTO) (20:00) – Time Limit Draw 
  • Tag Match (1/20): Yuna Manase (GanPro) & Totoro Satsuki defeated Ibuki Hoshi & YuuRI (GanPro) (11:51)
  • Tag Match (1/30): Makoto & Hamuko Hoshi defeated Yuki Mashiro & Rico Kaiju (SEAdLINNNG) (13:49)

RESULTS! 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: KISSmeT PRINCESS (Amin & Misa Kagura) defeated Kiku & Sumika Yanagawa (11:43)
  • Tag Match: Asahi & Yuuki Mashiro defeated Kaho Matsushita & Nao Ishikawa (10:13)

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 Guests &  11/6 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
  • Princess Party #14 (11/16)
  • Princess Party #15 (11/30)

Third Annual  KIZUNA Tag Tournament (10/30) Ryogoku KFC Hall 

  • Yuki Mashiro & Nao Ishikawa 
  • 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.

RESULTS! BIG☆DEKAI!!! Presents: BIG☆DEKAAAAAAAAAAI!!!!!!!!!  (10/10) Yokohama Radiant HallProduced by Yuna Manase & Totoro Satsuki

  • Singles Match: Tae Honma defeated Saran (9:49)
  • Tag Match: Hamuko Hoshi & Ibuki Hoshi defeated Nao Ishikawa & Yuuki Mashiro (11:19)
  • Tag Match: Maika Ozaki & Rydeen Hagane defeated Misa Kagura & Yuna Mizumori (11:59)
  • Tag Match: Asahi & Kaho Matsushita defeated Moeka Haruhi & YuuRI (12:36)
  • Tag Match: Hartley Jackson & Yuna Manase defeated Totoro Satsuki & Violento Jack (14:31)

Today! IR #1234 (10/15) Ice Ribbon Dojo

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

ICE RIBBON  2022 Schedule

  • 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

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(11/4) Korakuen Hall

  • Special Singles Match: Tomoka Inaba vs. Unagi Sayaka

Upcoming Events

  • AoTomo III (11/29) Basement MONSTAR

Marvelous

Unagi Sayaka arrives in Marvelous and starts her assessment with Ai Houzan

Results Pending: Osaka (10/14) Azalea Taisho Hall

  • Singles Match (1/15): Ayame Sasamura vs. Ai Houzan
  • Singles Match (1/15): Leo Izaka vs. Kenta Hattori
  • Singles Match (1/15): Tomoko Watanabe vs. Momoka Hanazono
  • Semi-Final Tag Match (1/20): Marvelous (Rin Kadokura & Itsuki Aoki) vs. GanPro (Yuna Manase & YuuRI)
  • Main Event 6-Woman Match (1/30): Takumi Iroha, Chikayo Nagashima & Mio Momono vs. Maya Yukihi, Maria & Riko Kawahata (T-HEARTS)

Today! Aichi (10/15) Kariya City Aioi Hall

  • Singles Match (1/15): Leo Izaka vs. Kenta Hattori
  • Singles Match (1/15): Rin Kadokura vs. Ayame Sasamura (2AW)
  • Tag Match (1/20): Marvelous (Takumi Iroha & Ai Houzan) vs. GanPro (Yuna Manase & YuuRI)
  • Semi-Final Tag Match (1/20): Chikayo Nagashima & Tomoka Watanabe vs. Maria & Riko Kawahata (T-HEARTS)
  • Main Event Singles Match (1/20): Mio Momono vs. Itsuki Aoki

Marvelous 2022 Calendar

  • 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

Karen Peterson’s Historic X-Column

IWGP Women's Tournament Bracket in English by Karen Peterson

IWGP Women’s Tournament Bracket in English by Karen Peterson

  • First Round:  Royal Quest 2 (10/2) – International Bracket  Alpha Female defeated 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)
  • 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
  • Tournament Finals: Historic X-Over (11/20) – Ariake Arena
  • Wrestle Kingdom 17 (1/4/23) – Tokyo Dome; 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 Halloween Special (The Night Before) is a mystery card with participants being announced during the show. 

  • The Night Before Rumble (10/27) – Palladium Times Square, NYC
  • Rumble on 44th Street (10/28)– Palladium Times Square, NYC

OZ Academy

RESULTS! ~NO SURVIVORS~ (10/10)  Shinjuku FACE

  • Singles Match (1/15): Kakeru Sekiguchi vs. Itsuki Hoshino (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Tag Match (1/30): Sonoko Kato & Ryo Mizunami defeated Mayumi Ozaki & Maya Yukihi (20:05)
  • Singles Match (1/30): Aja Kong defeated Saori Anou (12:18)
  • Main Event: OZ Academy Openweight Championship 6-Person Tag (3/60): AKINO, Tsubasa Kuragaki & Momoka Hanazono defeated  Hiroyo Matsumoto, Kaori Yoneyama & Yuu [2:1] (20:09)
    • Hiroyo Matsumoto pinned AKINO [1:0] (11:38)
    • AKINO pinned Yuu [1:1] (11:57)
    • Momoka Hanazono pinned Kaori Yoneyama [2:1]

Sunday! Battle Big Bonus in Okinawa  (10/16)

  • Singles Match (1/20): Ram Kaicho (Triple Six) vs. Yumi Ohka
  • UPDATE: Tag Match (1/30): Sonoko Kato & Ryo Mizunami vs. Kakeru Sekiguchi & Ultra Souki* – Rina Yamashita will be unable to participate. 
  • 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

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PROMINENCE #7: ~Hearts Constantly Engulfed in Flames~ (10/23) 

  • Singles Match (1/20): Akane Fujita vs. Yoshiyuki Sakuda
  • Freestyle 4-Way Match: Miyako Matsumoto vs. Kurumi Hiiragi vs. Mochi Natsumi vs. COHAKU
  • Tag Match (1/30): Risa Sera & Uruka Uto vs. Fera Risa & Machine 
  • Suzu Suzuki 10-Death Match Challenge Series #4: vs. Toru Sugiura

2022 Calendar – all shows at ShinKiba 1st Ring; unless noted

  • Risa Sera’s 10th Anniversary Show: Azure Sky Ambition (11/16) 176BOX, Osaka
  • Risa Sera’s 10th Anniversary Show: Pile of Bodies & River of Blood (11/14)
  • PROMINENCE #8: ~Honorable Flames~ (11/27) 
  • PROMINENCE #9: ~Hold Your Hands to the Flames~ (12/11)

PURE-J

RESULTS: PURE-J Creakari Present ~ La Fiesta De CREA Y AKARI (10/9) Kame Dojo

  • Singles Match: LeoRI (Leon) defeats Momo Crea (Momo Tani) (9:18)
  • Singles Match: KAZUKI vs. Rydeen Hagane – Draw (7:32)
  • Tag Team Match: AKARI & Crea vs. Himiko & Riko Kaiju (20:00) – Time Limit Draw

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Hanako (Nakamori) & Chie Present: When Flowers Are Blooming High in the Sky (10/16) Kame Dojo

  • Singles Match: Rydeen Hagane vs. AKARI
  • Singles Match: KAZUKI vs. Leon
  • Tag Match: Hanako Nakamore & Madeline vs. Chie Ozoes & Sonoko Kato

Happy Halloween (10/30) Itabashi Green Hall

  • Singles Match: Leon vs. Rico Kaiju (SEAdLINNNG)
  • POP Championship Match: CREA © vs. Himiko (DIANA)
  • HALLOWEEN Cosplay Tag Match: Rydeen Hagane & Chie Ozora vs. KAZUKI & Tsubasa Kuragaki
  • HALLOWEEN Cosplay Tag Match: SAKI (COLOR’S) & Moeka Haruhi vs. Hanako Nakamori & AKARI

SEAdLINNNG

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Last week, Arisa Nakajima announced her relinquishing of the BEYOND the SEA Singles Championship. The brackets for the one day tournament to be held on October 19th at Korakuen Hall are as follows:

October Fist! (10/19) Korakuen Hall

  • First Round (1/10): Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Ayame Sasamura (2AW)
  • First Round (1/10): Amazon (SEAdLINNNG) vs. Rico Kaiju (SEAdLINNNG)
  • First Round (1/10): Ryo Mizunami vs. Misa Kagura (JTO)
  • First Round (1/10): Hanako Nakamori (PURE-J) vs. Yuu (EVE)
  • High Speed 3-Way Match (1/20): Kaori Yoneyama (YMZ) vs. KakeruSekiguchi vs. Yurika Oka (SenJo)
  • Second Round (1/10): Winner Matsumoto/Sasamura vs. Winner Amazon/Kaiju
  • Second Round (1/10): Winner Mizunami/Kagura vs. Winner Nakamori/Yuu
  • Semi-Final Round (1/20): Riko Kawahata (T-HEARTS) vs. Left Bracket Winner
  • Semi-Final Round (1/20): Itsuki Aoki vs. Right Bracket Winner
  • Semi-Main Event: SEAdLINNNG BEYOND THE SEA Tag Championship (1/30):  Makoto & ASUKA (c) vs. SAKI & Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) – 11th Champions’ 4th Defense
  • Main Event: Tournament Finals: Left Bracket Winner vs. Right Bracket Winner

2022 Calendar

  • Yokohama FLASH 2022! (11/12) Yokohama Radiant Hall
  • SEAdLINNNG Matsuri (11/20) AM – ShinKiba 1st Ring
  • Taiyo Matsuri (11/20) PM – ShinKiba 1st Ring – will include a musical performance from the wrestlers!
  • SEAdLINNNG of the Year 2022 (12/28) – Korakuen Hall

Sendai Girls

RESULTS! SenJo Keep Burning (10/10)  Shinjuku FACE

  • Singles Match (1/15): Maria (Marvelous) defeated Yurika Oka (8:12)
  • Singles Match (1/15): Manami vs. Miyuki Takase defeated Manami (6:48)
  • Tag Match (1/15): Ryo Mizunami & CREA (PURE-J) vs. ASUKA & Saori Anou (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Singles Match (1/20): Takumi Iroha (Marvelous) defeated Mika Iwata (14:47)
  • Tag Match (1/30): Reiwa ULTEMA Powers (Hiroyo Matsumoto & Dash Chisako) defeated TEAM 200KG (Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuu) © (23:25) – RUP stop Team 200KG’s massive 321 day run with the tag championships!

Kanon has decided to depart Sendai Girls and retire from professional wrestling. She had taken time off to focus on her education, but during that period she decided to focus her attention on her family and other things. It was decided between and Kanon and SenJo that there will be no formal retirement ceremony or farewell event. Kanon debuted in 2020, and she thanks everyone for their support on her journey. 

~Keep Burning~ in Miyagi (10/21) Miyagino Cultural Center

  • Singles Match: Manami vs. Ayame Sasamura
  • Tag Match: Mika Iwata & Yuu vs. ASUKA & Saori Anou
  • Semi-Main Event: Chihiro Hashimoto vs. Miyuki Takase
  • Main Event: Reiwa ULTEMA Powers (Hiroyo Matsumoto & DASH Chisako) vs. Ryo Mizunami & Yurika Oka

 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
  • SenJo Queen of the Ring (11/26) Miyagino Cultural Center, Sendai
  • Women’s Pro-Wrestling BIG SHOW in Osaka (12/4) Edion Arena Second Gym
  • SenJo TBA (12/5) ShinKiba 1st Ring
  • SenJo TBA (12/23) Miyagino Cultural Center, Sendai

STARDOM

With the 12th Annual Goddesses of STARDOM Tag League opening on October 23rd, there were a small batch of western Japan house shows prior to New Blood 5 (10/19). I’ll post the details of the Goddesses Tag League in next weekend’s installment with the block breakdowns and batch of matches. 

Toyama (10/8)

  • Singles Match: Ami Sourei defeated Ruaka (7:17)
  • Tag Team Match: Donna del Mondo (Himeka & Maika) defeated STARS (Koguma & Saya Iida) (7:02)
  • 8-Woman Tag Match: Queen’s Quest (AZM, Lady C, Saya Kamitani & Utami Hayashishita) defeated Cosmic Angels (Mina Shirakawa, Natsupoi, Tam Nakano & Waka Tsukiyama) (14:03)
  • Tag Match: God’s Eye (MIRAI & Syuri) defeated Donna del Mondo (Giulia & Mai Sakurai) (12:53)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Oedo Tai (Momo Watanabe, Saki Kashima & Starlight Kid) defeat STARS (Hazuki, Mayu Iwatani & Momo Kohgo) (15:25)

Aichi (10/9)

  • Singles Match: Ruaka defeated Lady C (6:14)
  • Singles Match: Mina Shirakawa defeatedSaya Iida (8:04)
  • Tag Match: STARS (Mayu Iwatani & Momo Kohgo) defeated Donna del Mondo (Giulia & Mai Sakurai) (8:39)
  • Tag Match: STARS (Hazuki & Koguma) defeated Donna del Mondo (Himeka & Maika) (11:25)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: God’s Eye (Ami Sourei, MIRAI & Syuri) defeat Cosmic Angels (Natsupoi, Tam Nakano & Waka Tsukiyama) (14:32)
  • Artists Of Stardom Championship Match: Oedo Tai (Momo Watanabe, Saki Kashima & Starlight Kid) © vs. Queen’s Quest (AZM, Saya Kamitani & Utami Hayashishita) – Time Limit Draw (30:00)

Hiroshima (10/10)

  • Singles Match: Lady C defeated Waka Tsukiyama (5:29)
  • Singles Match: Koguma defeated Mai Sakurai (7:20)
  • 8-Woman Tag Match: Oedo Tai (Momo Watanabe, Ruaka, Saki Kashima & Starlight Kid) defeated STARS (Hazuki, Mayu Iwatani, Momo Kohgo & Saya Iida) (11:18)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Cosmic Angels (Mina Shirakawa, Natsupoi & Tam Nakano) defeated Queen’s Quest (AZM, Saya Kamitani & Utami Hayashishita) (13:59)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Donna del Mondo (Giulia, Himeka & Maika) defeated God’s Eye (Ami Sourei, MIRAI & Syuri) (17:12)

Tottori (10/12)

  • Singles Match: Mina Shirakawa defeated Lady C (10:45)
  • Singles Match: Utami Hayashishita defeated Ruaka (6:12)
  • Tag Match: Hazuki & Koguma defeated Mai Sakurai & Giulia (10:47)
  • Tag Match: Maika & Himeka defeated Saya Kamitani & AZM (8:20)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: God’s Eye (Syuri, MIRAI & Ami Sohrei) defeated STARS (Mayu Iwatani, Saya Iida & Momo Kohgo) (14:17)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: OedoTai (Saki Kashima, Starlight Kid & Momo Watanabe) defeated Cosmic Angels (Tam Nakano, Natsupoi & Waka Tsukiyama ) (17:12) – Non-title match

Just so everyone knows, it’s a sand dune NOT a desert! Climbing the Tottori Sand Dunes is a right of passage when visiting! Also, get the pear soft cream swirl at the visitor’s center. It’s really delicious.

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 & Hazuki vs. Saya Kamitani and Hina
  • Red Goddesses League Match: Mai Fair Lady (Mai Sakurai & Lady C) vs. We Love Tokyo Sports (Saki Kashima & Fukigen Death)
  • Red Goddesses League Match: meltear (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: meltear (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
  • NJPW x STARDOM: Historic X-Over (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

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

  • Singles Match: Nao Kakuta defeated Kaya Toribami (6:10)
  • Three Way Match: Hyper Misao defeated Raku & Mahiro Kiryu – by pinning Kiryu with La Magistral
  • ~dream on the ring: Final Mission ~ Rika Tatsumi defeated Risako (7:08)
  • ~dream on the ring: Final Mission~ Miyu Yamashita defeated Himari Manaka (5:23) 
  • ~dream on the ring: Final Mission~ Shoko Nakajima defeated Wakana Uehara (6:58)
  • Tag Match: Max The Impaler & Yuki Kamifuku defeated Mizuki & Pom Harajuku (9:26) 
  • Tag Match: Moka Miyamoto & Yuki Aino defeated Miu Watanabe & Suzume (15:11) – with Miyamoto pinning Suzume; Miyamoto challenges Watanabe for the International Princess Championship after the match. The match is set for 10/29 at Osaka’s Edion Arena
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki, Maki Itoh & Neko Haruna defeated Rhia O’Reilly, Hikaru Noa & Arisu Endo (14:15) – with Sakazaki pinning Endo after Magical Merry-go-Round

I really enjoyed the ~dream on the ring~ series because it reminded me of NXT Breaking Ground, giving the fans a ringside perspective on the journey of those competing to make their dreams of becoming a TJPW wrestler a reality. The fan vote closed on 23:59 JST, and the results will be announced on October 28th during the final video stream of the series. 

UPDATE: Willow Nightingale to finally make her TJPW debut! After having unanticipated, last minute visa complications, The Babe with the Power is finally making her way across the Pacific to Japan. She’s scheduled for The Mountain Top (10/29) Osaka Edion Arena and TJPW Autumn Tour ’22 (11/6) Ryogoku KFC Hall.

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

RESULTS! Sapporo (10/9)

  • Scramble Wave: Prominence (Natsumi Mochi & Akane Fujita) defeated COLOR’S (Yuko Sakurai & Rina Amikura) (11:48)
  • Chaos Wave: Risa Sera (Prominence) defeated Aiger (6:40)
  • Scramble Wave (1/20): COHAKU & Kurumi Hiiragi defeated Ami Kanda & Hibiscus Mii (12:06)
  • 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: Suzu Suzuki (Prominence) defeated Yumi Ohka (13:38)
  • WAVE Tag Team Title Match: galaxyPunch! (Hikari Shimizu & SAKI) © defeated Sakura Hirota & Yuki Miyazaki (19:03)

RESULTS! Asahikawa Wave  (10/10)

  • Young 3WAVE: Suzu Suzuki (Prominence) defeated Rina Amikura and Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) (11:48)
  • Chaos Wave: Aiger defeated Akane Fujita (Prominence) (8:32)
  • WAVE Tag Team Championship (1/20): SAKI & Hikari Shimizu defeated Yumi Ohka & Cohaku  (20:44) 
  • Dangerous Wave (Hardcore Rules) 2-out-3 Falls: Kyusei Sakura Hirota, Hibiscus Mii & Yuki Miyazaki defeated Prominence (Risa Sera, Natsumi Mochi & Kurumi Hiiragi) [2:1] (32:56)
    • Mochi Natsumi pins Sakura Hirota [1:0] (16:36)
    • Sakura Hirota pins Mochi Natsumi [1:1] (17:48)
    • Yuki Miyazaki pins Risa Sera [2:1]

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

YMZ Gokigenna Wrestling!

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

  • Special Single Match: Makoto defeated Sayaka (8:33)
  • Tag Match: Daiki Shimomura & Kakeru Sekiguchi defeated Kaori Yoneyama & Shinno Hagane (11:29)
  • Special Single Match: Hikaru Sato defeated Matsuzaw-san (13:57)

Today! Autumn Kameari  (10/15)  PURE-J’s Kame Dojo

  • Moeka Haruhi Presents: Cosplay Tag Match: Kaori Yoneyama & Moeka Haruhi vs. Makoto & Matsuzawa-san
  • PURE-J Presents Center Ring Pool Rules: Kengo Mashimo vs. Chie Ozora – standard match format with a kiddie pool in the center. If you fall into the pool, you automatically lose. 
  • Tag Match: Shinno Hanage & Kakeru Sekiguchi vs. Hanako Nakamori & Tatsuya Hanami

UPDATE: Gokigennna Kawasaki 27: Halloween Costume Party (10/31) POST di AMISTAD

  • Tag Match: Kengo Mashimo and Hikaru Sato vs. ASUKA & Makoto
  • Tag Match: Matsuzawa-san & Haruka Umesaki vs. Yuu & Kaori Yoneyama
  • Singles Match: Moeka Haruhi vs. Yuna Mizumori

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), Masahiro 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)

UPDATE: Tsubasa Fiesta!  25th Anniversary Show (11/13) ShinKiba 1st Ring

  • Tag Match (1/20): JTO (Sumika Yanagawa & Yuu Yamashita) vs. PURE-J (Hanako Nakamori & Chie Ozora)
  • Lots of Tsubasa Battle Royal: Tsubasa Kuragaki vs. Kakeru Sekiguchi, Banbi, Mokeka Haruhi, Matsuzawa-san, KAZUKI & Megumi Yabushita – All participants must be dressed as Tsubasa and Over the Top Rope Rules apply
  • Semi-Final Singles Match (1/30): Makoto vs. Itsuki Aoki
  • Main Event Tag Match (1/45): Tsubasa Kuragaki & Kaori Yoneyama vs. Sonoko Kato & Chikayo Nagashima

YMZ 2022 Calendar

  • Gokigenna Kawasaki 27 (10/31)  Diana Dojo, Post Di Amistad
  • Makoto’s 15th Anniversary Show (11/1)  Korakuen Hall
  • Tsubasa Fiesta!  25th Anniversary Show (11/13)  ShinKiba 1st Ring

Meanwhile in AEW…

  • AEW Dark: Elevation #84 (10/5) Hikaru Shida defeated Erica Leigh (2:40); Emi Sakura defeated Trish Adora (3:10)
  • AEW Dark #165 (10/7) Hikaru Shida defeated Marina Shafir (6:56)
  • AEW Dynamite #158 (10/12) Hikaru Shida & Toni Storm defeated Dr. Britt Baker DMD & Jamie Hayter (8:18) – Toronto, Canada 
  • AEW Dark; Elevation #85: (Broadcast Date: 10/17) Tag Team Match: Emi Sakura & Serena Deeb versus Madison Rayne & Skye Blue

Karen’s Special Homeroom

Match of the Week: Chihiro Hashimoto vs. Takumi Iroha

Arguably two of the best wrestlers on the Japanese scene. I simply cannot get enough of watching either of them and what better way to enjoy both of their work than by watching them wrestle one another. It blows me mind that SenJo uploaded this match in its entirety, but if you’re curious about either wrestler or their promotions, this is only a small, but delicious sampling of what both companies have to offer. Personally, I cannot get enough of either of them and I would love to watch way more from both of them.

In the last few years, Iroha and Hashimoto have become names synonymous with the women’s scene in Japan. If you’re late to the party, that’s perfectly okay because there is plenty of room on the bandwagon for everyone to jump on!

  • Promotion: Sendai Girls
  • Sendai Girls World Championship: Chihiro Hashimoto vs. Takumi Iroha (Result)
  • Event: To The Top!
  • Venue:  Sendai Sun Plaza Hall Hall
  • Date: November 2021, 2021

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

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

  • NJPW:  Rumble on 44th Street  (10/28) – Palladium Times Square, NYC, NY
  • NJPW:  Battle Autumn (11/5) – Edion Arena, Osaka
  • NJPW x STARDOM: Historic X-Over  (11/20) –  Ariake Arena
  • STARDOM: Dream Queendom  (12/29) –  Ryogoku Sumo Hall
  • NJPW: Wrestle Kingdom 17 (1/4/2023) – Tokyo Dome

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

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About Karen Peterson 114 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.