Dream Slam Weekly (Vol. 26) Hiroyo Matsumoto Wins SEAdLINNNG Singles Tournament

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.

Last week, Hiroyo Matsumoto made the DSW 25 thumbnail with Dash Chisako after winning the Sendai Girls’ Tag Team Championships. This week, she stands alone after winning the SEAdLINNNG BEYOND the SEA Singles Tournament. Whenever I see a Matsumoto match, I remember seeing her wrestle Rachael Ellering (as Rachel Evers) and Toni Storm. I love her Lady Godzilla namesake, her absolute presence when she enters a room and her big smile as she is fighting her heart out in the ring. Like many of the talented joshi on DSW, I have yet to experience her in her element and in her home country of Japan. Matsumoto is one of those wrestlers who I want to experience time and time again.

I made the mistake during the first MYC by settling for second row, so I made sure that had front row for the second installment. While NXT brought Asuka into my realm of favorites, the Mae Young Classics were responsible for opening my eyes to the scope of Japanese women’s wrestling and to an extent the global independent circuits. In 2017, KAIRI (as Kairi Sane) joined by forever favorites list, and soon Io Shirai would follow suit in 2018. The hardest part for then Diehard Black & Gold NXT-Era Karen with her very limited knowledge and access to non-WWE programming was finding the right window to climb through or gate to hop over.

What I learned through the Mae Young Classics was that there was multiple worlds of wrestling that I knew little of, but craved to learn about. I may be late to the party, but I’m having a blast as I am slowly making my way into the fray. The more I look at old show photos and matches, that itch to pack my suitcase and go is getting stronger by the day. Until then, it’s virtual traveling for me, so let’s get started!

Karen at the Mae Young Classic II 2018
I started my Joshi Learning Excursion at the 2017 Mae Young Classic, but the MYC II (2018) really opened my eyes. See if you can find me on the Network!

International Excursions & Adventures

Results PENDING!

Deadlock Pro Wrestling Carolina Classic  (10/15)  – Durham Convention Center

  • Jungle Kyona & Sumie Sakai vs. Janai Kai & Hyan
  • Mei Suruga versus Emi Sakura

This Weekend! 

  • 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

October 2022

  • 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, Miyu Yamashita, Takumi Iroha,  Maria  (Marvelous) (11/13; London, UK)


CMLL Lady’s Ring

  • Arena Puebla (10/24) Suruga, Honma & Shimizu vs. Ivelisse, Alex Gracia & Lady Frost
  • Amazonas del Mundo 10/25 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
    • Singles Match: Hikari Shimizu vs. Magnifica
    • Singles Match: Tae Honma vs. Princesa Sugehit
  • 2022 Gran Prix de Amazonas (10/28) Matches for the have yet to be announced.  

Shimizu, Suruga & Honma join 23 wrestlers from around the world for a special women’s only CMLL-branded show!


RESULTS! DIANA Korakuen Hall Vol. 2 (10/16) Korakuen Hall

  • Tag Match: Ayame Sasamura (2AW) & Manami defeated Madeline & Miran (11:03)
  • Singles Match: Deborah K vs. Sae (10:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Special Strong Style Pro-Wrestling Match: Hayato Mashita & Naoya Nomura defeated Shingo & Super Tiger (9:25)
  • WWWD Elizabeth Championship Match: Jaguar Yokota © defeated Miss Mongol vs. Himiko (6:42)
  • Semi-Final 6-Woman Tag Match: Haruka Umesaki, Miyuki Takase & Mika Iwata defeated Natsu Sumire, Makoto & NATSUMI (19:44)
  • Main Event 8-Woman Tag Match (1/60):  Kyoko Inoue, Takako Inoue, Shinobu Kandori & Tiger Queen defeated Ayako Sato, Hanako Nakamori (PURE-J), Unagi Sayaka (STARDOM) & Nanami (16:05)Next Show: Halloween Special Volume 19 (10/30) –  Post Di Amistad

Schedule for 2022 – Entire 2023 Schedule is available on their company website

  • 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

This Weekend! Laura di Matteo defends the EVE Championship against Emily Ramirez at BREAK ProWrestling Rome on 10/23.

Wrestle Queendom V  (11/13) –  Full Card TBA but TWO Shows!!  

  • Special Singles Match: Millie McKenzie vs. Miyu Yamashita (TJPW)
  • Marvelous Special Singles Match: Takumi Iroha (#8; Marvelous) vs. Maria 
  • Special Singles Match: Nina Samuels vs. Lizzy Evo (#9)
  • EVE Championship: JETTA (C) vs “ACE of EVE” Alex Windsor (2)

  • Takumi Iroha vs Kanji
  • Double Title Match: Laura Di Matteo (EVE International Champion) vs. Yuu (PURE-J Openweight Champion)
  • EVE Championship: Winner – JETTA/Windsor vs. Winner – Yamashita/McKenzie
  • EVE Tag Team Champions The Uprising (Nightshade & Rhia O’Reilly)
  • Hyper Misao of Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling

Ganbare ☆ Pro

Today! 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 # 261 (10/5) Ichigaya Chocolate Square

  • Tag Match: Antonio Honda & Tokiko Kirihara defeated Masahiro Takanashi & Sayuri (11:35)
  • Singles Match: Cherry defeated Sayaka Obihiro (8:42)
  • Tag Match: Baliyan Akki & Yuko Sakurai defeated Chie Koishikawa & Sayaka (12:44)

ChocoPro #262 (10/16) Ichigaya Chocolate Square

  • Three Way Match: Chon Shiryu defeated Kuishinbo Kamen and Sayaka Obihiro (9:38)
  • Singles Match: Chie Koishikawa defeated Sayuri (8:30)
  • Tag Match: Baliyan Akki & Masahiro Takanashi defeated Hagane Shinnou & Shin Suzuki (14:35)


TODAY! 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 #1234 (10/15) Ice Ribbon Dojo 

  • Singles Match: A~min (Rina Amikura; COLOR’S) defeated Saran (9:27)
  • Tag Match: Asahi & Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) defeated Kaho Matsushita & Yuuki Mashiro (9:58)
  • Singles Match: Totoro Satsuki defeated Sumika Yanagawa (JTO) (8:57)
  • Tag Match: Ibuki Hoshi & Misa Kagura defeat Kyuri & Nao Ishikawa (11:22)

Princess Party #13 (10/26) 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.

Super Princess Party!! (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 

  • Super Princess’ Party (11/5&6)  Tokyo Dome City
  • Princess Party #14 (11/16)
  • Princess Party #15 (11/30)

TODAY! IR #1235 (10/22) Ice Ribbon Dojo

  • Title: Hamuko Hoshi & Asahi Presents: ♡SEXY SURPRISE♡
  • Special Singles Match (1/15): Hamuko’s First Match of her 40th Year! Hamuko Hoshi vs. Kiku 
  • Costume Change & Limited Moves Tag Match (1/20): A~Min (Rina Amikura), Misa Kagura (JTO) & Kaho Matsushita vs. Yuko Sakurai, Sumika Yanagawa (JTO) & Miran – Who is turning into Hamuko Hoshi & Asahi?
  • Yuki Mashiro’ Retirement Trail: Triangle Ribbon Championship (1/15): Mashiro © vs. Ibuki Hoshi vs. Kyuri
  • Special Singles Match: Asahi’s First Match as a Legal Adult! Asahi vs. Ayako Sato (DIANA)

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

  • Mashiro Ishikawa (Yuki Mashiro & Nao Ishikawa) 
  • Mega Sunrise (Asahi & Yuko Sakurai)
  • The KIDS (Ram Kaicho & Saran)
  • Buripuri (Maya Yukihi & Misa Kagura)
  • Strong Mother (Hamuko Hoshi & Kiku)
  • Totokyurei (Totoro Satsuki & YuuRI)
  • 1991 (Saori Anou & Sumika Yanagawa)
  • Yellow Checkers (Ibuki Hoshi & A~Min)

KIZUNA Tag Tournament Afternoon Show (10/30) Ryogoku KFC Hall

  • First Round (1/15): Mashiro Ishikawa vs. Strong Monther
  • First Round (1/15): Buripuri vs. The KIDS
  • Halloween Triangle Ribbon (1/15): Makoto vs. Maika Ozaki vs. Kaho Matsushita
  • First Round (1/15): Yellow Checkers vs. Totokyurei
  • First Round (1/15): 1991 vs. Mega Sunrise

KIZUNA Tag Tournament Evening Show (10/30) Ryogoku KFC Hall

  • Semi-Final Round (1/15): Winner Match 1 vs Winner Match 2
  • Semi-Final Round (1/15): Winner Match 4 vs Winner Match 5 – skips the Halloween Triangle Match in the middle of the card
  • Special Tag Match (1/15): Non-Tournament Tag Pair vs. First Round Loser TBA
  • Halloween Battle Royal with Over the Top Rope Rules
  • Main Event: KIZUNA Tag Tournament Finals: Winner Semi-Final 1 vs. Winner Semi-Final 2

ICE RIBBON  2022 Schedule

  • 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


(11/4) Korakuen Hall

  • Special Singles Match: Tomoka Inaba vs. Unagi Sayaka

Upcoming Events

  • AoTomo III (11/29) Basement MONSTAR


Next Show (10/25) ShinKiba 1st Ring

  • Singles Match (1/15): Itsuki Aoki vs. Maria
  • Singles Match (1/15): Leo Izaka vs. Check Takumi Saito
  • Tag Match (1/20): Tomoko Watanabe & Rin Kadokura vs. Mio Momono & Riko Kawahata
  • Semi-Final Tag Match (1/15): Unagi Sayaka vs. Ai Houzan
  • Main Event Tag Match (1/20): Takumi Iroha & Chikayo Nagashima vs. Ayame Sasamura & Yuu

Marvelous 2022 Calendar

  • 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

Royal Quest 2 Results – Crystal Palace, London, England

  • Night 1 (10/1) Tag Match: Alex Windsor & Ava White defeated Jazzy Gabert & Kanji (6:18)
  • Night 2 (10/2) IWGP Women’s Title Tournament First Round Match: Jazzy Gabert defeated Ava White (10:34)

The IWGP Women’s Championship was revealed at the show today (10/22)!

THIS WEEKEND! IWGP Women’s Championship Tournament 

  • TODAY! 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

Earlier in the week there was a oopsie-boopsie tweet and delete with an updated Rumble on 44th Street poster featuring several STARDOM talent. However, until the final poster as well as the complete match card for 10/30 gets announced, I chose not to include it. I am hoping once we clear the opening of the Goddesses Tag League on Sunday, they’ll make the announcement. Results for Rumble on 44th will be a separate event report. There is no confirmation that STARDOM will participate on the Night Before Halloween event as it is an entire mystery card. 

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

OZ Academy

RESULTS! Battle Big Bonus in Okinawa (10/16) – Naha City Gymnasium, Okinawa

  • Singles Match (1/20): Yumi Ohka defeated Ram Kaicho (Triple Six) (7:59)
  • Tag Match (1/30): Sonoko Kato & Ryo Mizunami defeated Kakeru Sekiguchi & Ultra Souki (16:24)
  • 8-Person Tag Match: Ozaki-gun (Mayumi Ozaki, Maya Yukihi, Saori Anou & Mitsuhisa Sunabe) defeated Aja Kong, Tsubasa Kuragaki, Yuu & Itsuki Aoki (21:47)
  • Semi-Final: OZ Academy Pioneer 3-Way Match (1/30): Momoka Hanazono defeated Mask do Hanahana & Kaori Yoneyama © (10:37)
  • Main Event: ~The Wizard of OZ~ OZ Academy Openweight Championship (1/60):  AKINO © defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto (12:09)

OZ Academy 2022 Calendar 

  • Nagoya Diamond Hall (11/27)
  • Bad Moon Rising Osaka (12/11) 176BOX


SUNDAY! 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)


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

  • Singles Match: Rydeen Hagane defeated AKARI (7:24)
  • Singles Match: Leon defeated KAZUKI (9:09)
  • Tag Match: Hanako Nakamori & Madeline defeated Chie Ozoes & Ayako Sato (16:24)

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


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 defeated Ayame Sasamura (2AW) (5:09)
  • First Round (1/10): Rico Kaiju (SEAdLINNNG) defeated Amazon (SEAdLINNNG) (4:31) 
  • First Round (1/10): Ryo Mizunami defeated Misa Kagura (JTO) (6:57)
  • First Round (1/10): Hanako Nakamori (PURE-J) vs. Yuu (EVE) (10:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • High Speed 3-Way Match (1/20): Kaori Yoneyama (YMZ) defeated KakeruSekiguchi vs. Yurika Oka (SenJo) (11:44)
  • Second Round (1/10): Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated  Rico Kaiju (5:43)
  • Second Round (1/10): Ryo Mizunami defeated. Winner Nakamori/Yuu
  • Semi-Final Round (1/20): Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Riko Kawahata (T-HEARTS) (5:41)
  • Semi-Final Round (1/20): Itsuki Aoki vs. Ryo Mizunami (2:21) – Nakamori & Yuu were both eliminated due to the TLD
  • Semi-Main Event: SEAdLINNNG BEYOND THE SEA Tag Championship (1/30):  Makoto & ASUKA (c) defeated SAKI & Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) (14:12)
  • Main Event: Tournament Finals: Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Itsuki Aoki (9:18)

After the conclusion of the tournament, former champion, Arisa Nakajima, presented the trophy to Matsumoto. 

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 Pending ~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


FULL MATCH: Special Outdoor Exhibition Match (10/15) Nishinomiya, Hyogo – Tag Match: STARS (Koguma & Momo Kohgo) defeat Cosmic Angels (Mina Shirakawa & Waka Tsukiyama) (16:05) –  Thumbnail: Koguma and Mina Shirakawa pose with Shirakawa’s latest pin-up pictorial.

Results Himeji (10/16) Himeji Exhibition Hall

  • Singles Match: AZM defeated Waka Tsukiyama (7:07)
  • Tag Match: God’s Eye (Ami Sourei & MIRAI) defeated Oedo Tai (Ruaka & Starlight Kid) (9:17)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: STARS (Hazuki, Koguma & Mayu Iwatani) defeat Queen’s Quest (Lady C, Saya Kamitani & Utami Hayashishita) (13:41)
  • Singles Match: Momo Watanabe defeated Saya Iida (7:52)
  • Singles Match: Maika defeated Momo Kohgo (4:52)
  • Singles Match: Syuri defeated Saki Kashima by TKO (5:44)
  • Six Man Tag Team Match: Cosmic Angels (Mina Shirakawa, Natsupoi & Tam Nakano) defeated Donna del Mondo (Giulia, Himeka & Mai Sakurai) (17:59)

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

  • Singles Match: Momo Kohgo vs. rhythm (JTO) (9:55)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Ram Kaicho, LINDA & Rina defeated Mina Shirakawa, Yuna Mizumori & Waka Tsukiyama (11:18)
  • Singles Match: Mai Sakurai defeated Chanyota (10:16)
  • Tag Match: Suzu Suzuki & Anchamu defeated Lady C & Hina (7:52)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Starlight Kid, Ruaka & KARMA (Heel Haruka Umesaki) defeated MIRAI, Tomoka Inaba & Nanami (13:50) – Nanami asks to join God’s Eye after the match!
  • Future of Stardom Championship: Ami Sohrei defeated Hanan ©  (12:03)

SUNDAY! 12th Annual Goddesses of Stardom Tag League Opening Day (10/23)  – 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

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.

Results Pending – Arisu Endo’s Homecoming in Fukushima at Autumn Tour ’22  (10/21) – Fukushima 

  • 3-Way Match: Hyper Misao vs. Yuki Kamifuku vs. Neko Haruna
  • Singles Match: Yuki Aino vs. Kaya Toribami
  • Tag Match: Maki Itoh & Mahiro Kiryu vs. Hikari Noa & Nao Kakuta
  • Singles Match: Rika Tatsumi vs. Raku
  • Tag Match: Miyu Watanabe & Pom Harajuku vs. Shoko Nakajima & Moka Miyamoto
  • Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki vs. Suzumi & Arisu Endo
  • ※ Miyu Yamashita was absent due to conflicting international appearance in Barcelona, Spain

The Mountain Top 2022  (10/29) – Osaka Edion Arena – Full Card TBA

  • International Princess Championship: Miu Watanabe © vs. Moka Miyamoto
  • Announced Talent: Yuki Arai, Juria Nagano & Willow Nightingale

TJPW 2022 Calendar

  • Play TJPW 7  (WRESTLE UNIVERSE MEMBERS ONLY!  Special Show ) (10/24)  Kitazawa Town Hall
  • 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

NEW! 2023 Shows Announced

  • TJPW 2023 (1/4/23) – Korakuen Hall; First Show of 2023 (1130AM Local start)
  • TJPW City Circuit Winter ~Kobe~  (1/7/23) – Kobe Arts Center, Hyogo
  • TJPW City Circuit Winter ~Okayama~  (1/8/23) – Okayama Convention Center


Regina di WAVE Number One Contender Battle Royal announced for Korakuen Hall Show on October 24th. While there has not been a formal announcement of participants, WAVE did release a poster with a who’s who among the joshi indies. The winner will face current champion Hikaru Shida on 11/6, and the champ sent out a special message! 

Upcoming Shows

  • SURVIVAL DANCE (10/24)  Korakuen Hall
  • KARIYA WAVE vol.2 (10/30)
  • TBA WAVE  11/6 Korakuen Hall
  • TBA  WAVE  11/12 Osaka 176BOX

YMZ Gokigenna Wrestling!

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

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

  • Moeka Haruhi Presents: Cosplay Tag Match: Kaori Yoneyama & Moeka Haruhi defeated Makoto & Matsuzawa-san (9:55)
  • PURE-J Presents Center Ring Pool Rules: Kengo Mashimo defeated Chie Ozora (5:15) 
  • Tag Match: Shinno Hanage & Kakeru Sekiguchi vs. Hanako Nakamori & Tatsuya Hanami (15:00) – Time Limit Draw

RESULTS! Return to Nishirai 2 (1020)

  • Tag Team Match: Chie Ozora & Kengo Mashimo defeated Kakeru Sekiguchi & Kaori Yoneyama (w/Matsuzawa-san) (6:26)
  • Singles Match: Daiki Shimomura vs. PSYCHO (10:00) – Time Limit Draw 
  • Singles Match: Hikaru Sato vs. Makoto (10:00) – Time Limit Draw  

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 #85 (10/17) Emi Sakura & Serena Deeb defeated Madison Rayne & Skye Blue (6:00)
  • AEW Dark #166 (10/13) Hikaru Shida defeated Vanessa Kraven (4:25)
  • AEW Dynamite #159 (10/18) AEW Interim Women’s World Championship Match: Toni Storm © defeated Hikaru Shida (8:44)

Karen’s Special Homeroom

Match of the Week: TBA

Jaguar Yokota is a Legend. She chose to celebrate her sixty-first birthday and her forty-sixth year of wrestling… by throwing her own self-produced celebration. Truly a celebration of life, legacy and the friends she met along the way, the 6-person intergender match was a good time. I would highly recommend you take a break to enjoy it!

  • Promotion: DIANA
  • Event: Jaguar Yokota’s 61st Birthday Show! (Results)
  • Match: Yokota, Mayumi Ozaki (OZ Academy) & Jinsei Shinzaki vs. SAKI, DASH Chisako & Masato Tanaka
  • Venue:  Korakuen Hall
  • Date: 7/25/2022

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

POST 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 Queen (12/29) –  Ryogoku Sumo Hall
  • NJPW: Wrestle Kingdom 17 (1/4/2023) – Tokyo Dome

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely week!

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