Dream Slam Weekly (vol 30): Millie McKenzie and Nina Samuels go to SenJo

Millie McKenzie returns to SenJo and Nina Samuels makes her SJ Debut

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 Japan!! After nearly twenty hours of air travel, I arrived in Tottori on Monday evening. I spent a few days in my old stomping grounds before heading to Osaka, where I got to attend STARDOM ~GOLD RUSH~! Apologies for the delays, but the jet lag kicked me into the ground, and I wanted to include some of the actual wrestling I attended in both this week’s installment and next week’s (once I am home). I also wanted to apologize for last week’s DSW because in the scramble to get everything up while packing for this trip, I had forgotten to add the disclaimer prior to the opening of the post. 

There will be a full event report from Historic X-Over, but take note that the results for the show are listed in the NJPW section below. I miscalculated the travel time between the Tokyo Dome Area and Ariake, so I got home WAY later than I had anticipated. 

I hope if you know someone who is new to or curious about joshi, that you’ll share DSW with them!

International Excursions & Adventures

RESULTS! Deadlock Pro Wrestling: World’s Strongest (Recorded 11/12) Cabarrus Arena Gold Hall 1, Concord, NC(11/19 Broadcast Date)

  • Special Singles Match: Sumie Sakai defeated Hyan
  • Mixed Tag Match: Andrew Everett & MIyuki Takase defeated Baliyan Akki & Mei Suruga
  • DPW Women’s World Title Number One Contender: Emi Sakura defeated Jungle Kyona 
  • DPW Women’s World Title: Raychelle Rose defeated KZT


2AW – Ayame Sasamura will also miss some dates as she fractured her right radius during her match. Her return table is currently unknown.  


RESULTS! Volume 20 (11/13) –  Post Di Amistad

  • Singles Match (1/20): Yuki Mashiro defeated Miran (5:30) 
  • Singles Match (1/20): Nanami defeated Himiko (10:30)
  • Singles Match (1/20): AKARI (PURE-J) defeated Deborah K (9:53)
  • Singles Match (1/20): Ayako Sato vs. Haruka Umesaki (2000) – Time Limit Draw

CRYSiS Special Show (11/25) –  Post Di Amistad

  • Tag Match: KAZUKI & Madeline vs. Tsubasa Kuragaki & Kaho Kobayashi
  • Singles Match: ASUKA vs. Ryo Hoshino (ZERO1)
  • Singles Match: Megumi Yabushita & Ayako Sato vs. Yuna Mizumori & COHAKU
  • Trios Tag Match: Jaguar Yokota, Kenichiro Arai & Guts Ishijima vs. Kyoko Inoue, Hayato Mashita & Yoshihiro Horiguchi

Volume 21 (11/27) –  Post Di Amistad

  • Singles Match (1/20): Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) vs. Miran
  • 3-Way Match (1/20): Jaguar Yokota vs. Deborah K vs. Nanami
  • Singles Match (1/20): Madeline vs. Himiko
  • Tag Match (1/20): Kyoko Inoue & Haruka Umesaki vs. Ayako Sato & Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S)

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

  • Volume 22 (12/11) –  Post Di Amistad
  • Volume 23 (12/25) –  Post Di Amistad
  • Volume 24 (12/31) –  Post Di Amistad

Pro-Wrestling EVE

RESULTS! Wrestle Queendom V  (11/13) 

Wrestle Queendom V SHOW 1 

  • Double Title Match (1/30): Yuu (PURE-J Openweight Champion) defeated Laura Di Matteo (EVE International Champion) (8:44)
  • Marvelous Special Singles Match (1/15): Rin Kadokura vs. Maria (9:06)
  • Special Singles Match (1/20): Miyu Yamashita (TJPW) defeated Millie McKenzie (12:34)
  • EVE Tag Team Championship (1/30): The Uprising (Skye Smitson & Rhia O’Reilly) © defeated Hyper Misao (TJPW) & Session Moth Martina (10:16)
  • EVE Championship (1/30): “ACE of EVE” Alex Windsor (#2) defeated JETTA (C) (14:00)
  • Lights Out Match (1/NTL): Emersyn Jayne (#3) defeated Charlie Morgan (#10) (25:56)

RESULTS! Wrestle Queendom V Show 2 

  • Special Singles Match (1/15): Rhio [6] defeated Kasey [1] (16:04)
  • Singles Match: Hyper Misao defeated Nightshade (12:16)
  • Five Way Scramble Match: Millie McKenzie defeated Emersyn Jayne, Laura Di Matteo, Safire Reed and Session Moth Martina (4:52)
  • Singles Match: Rhio defeats Kasey (16:04)
  • EVE International Title Match: Yuu © defeated Rin Kadokura (9:09) – first successful defense
  • Singles Match: Maria defeats Rayne Leverkusen (8:08)
  • Singles Match: Lizzy Evo [9] defeats Nina Samuels (12:05)
  • EVE Title Match: Miyu Yamashita defeated Alex Windsor © (15:08) 
  • EVE Tag Team Title Match: The Uprising (Rhia O’Reilly & Skye Smitson) © defeated The Royal Aces (Charlie Morgan & Jetta) (6:53)

Ganbare ☆ Pro/DDT

RESULTS! GUNHED 2022 (11/19) 2AW Square

  • Special GanJo Singles Match: Moeka Haruhi defeated Yoshiko Hasegawa (8:59)
  • Special GanJo Singles Match: Yuna Manase vs. Echika Miyavi (7:47)
  • Special GanJo Singles Match: YuuRI defeated HARUKAZE (8:53)

2022 Schedule

  • To Death with Tokimeki 2022 (12/3) Yokohama Radiant Hall
  • GIRI GIRI CHOP! 2022 (12/27)  Korakuen Hall


RESULTS! G Pro-Wrestling Ver. 38 (11/19) Fukuoka Nishitestsu Hall

UWF Rules: Michiko Miyagi defeated Maya Fukuda (5:45)


Maya Fukuda to make her GLEAT MMA debut against GONG GYM’S Minori KIKUCHI on December 14 at Korakuen Hall in the company’s inaugural event: GLEAT MMA Ver. 0. Kickboxing rules. Three 3-minute rounds; 46KG Weight Class

G Pro-Wrestling Ver. 39 (11/23) Korakuen Hall

UWF Rules: Michiko Miyagi vs Maya Fukuda – REMATCH!

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
  • 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 #1239 (11/12) Ice Ribbon Dojo

  • Tag Match: Totoro Satsuki & CREA defeated Kiku & Himiko (11:00)
  • Singles Match: Kyuri defeated Saran (7:42)
  • Singles Match: AKARI defeated Kaho Matsushita (7:46)
  • Tag Match: Yuki Mashita & Nao Ishikawa defeated Asahi & Yura Suzuki (10:19)

RESULTS! Princess Party #14 (11/16) Ice Ribbon Dojo  

  • Tag Match: Kaho Matsushita & Yuko Sakurai (COLOR’S) defeated Sumika Yanagawa & Yuuki Mashiro (8:56)
  • Four Way Elimination Match: A~min (Rina Amikura; COLOR’S) & Nao Ishikawa defeat Asahi and Misa Kagura (13:09)

Princess Party 2022 Schedule The  Princess Party  series are entertainment fusion shows with live performances and wrestling all rolled into one! Think music festival meets wrestling show. 

Princess Party #15 (11/30) SKIP City

RESULTS! IR #1240 (11/19) Ice Ribbon Dojo

  • Singles Match: Kyuri defeated Nao Ishikawa (7:34)
  • Tag Match: Asahi & Yuko Sakurai defeated Crea & Kaho Matsushita (12:14)
  • Singles Match: Yuki Mashiro defeated Momo Tani (7:51)
  • Singles Match: Ibuki Hoshi defeats A~min (Rina Amikura) (10:48)

SATURDAY! IR #1242 (11/26) Ice Ribbon Dojo

  • Singles Match (1/15): Yura Suzuki (AlmaLibre) vs. Kiku
  • Tag Match Match (1/20): Ibuki Hoshi & Asahi vs. JTO (Misa Kagura & Sumika Yanagawa)
  • Mexico Excursion Rturn Tag Match (1/20): Tae Honma & Maika Osaki vs. Hikari Shimizu & Kaho Matsushita
  • 6-Woman Tag Match (1/30): Ram Kaicho (Triple 6), Maya Yukihi & Totoro Satsuki vs. Rina Yamashita, Nao Ishikawa & A~Min (Rina Amikura)
  • Tag Match (1/30): Saori Anou & Yuko Sakurai vs. Yuki Mashito & Makoto

Ice Ribbon #1243 (11/27) SKIP City Multipurpose Hall

  • Singles Match (1/15): Saran vs. Kiku
  • Triangle Match (1/15): Cherry vs. Kyuri vs. Tae Honma
  • Tag Match (1/20): Asahi & Kaho Matsushita vs. Miku Aono (Actwres girl’Z)&Ayano Irie (Actwres girl’Z)
  • Singles Match (1/20): Totoro Satsuki vs. Misa Matsui (Actwres girl’Z)
  • Tag Match (1/30): Hamuko Hoshi & Makoto vs. Ram Kaicho (Triple 6) & Maika Ozaki
  • Singles Match (1/30): Yuki Mashiro vs. Nao Ishikawa

Saori Anou’s Happy Jam 2022 (12/3) Yokohama City Gymnasium

  • Opening Dance with Anou & Kids’ Dance Contest
  • Yokohama Pro x Ice Ribbon 5-Match Card
  • YP 6-Man Tag Match 1
  • YP 6-Man Tag Match 2
  • Kids Dance Confest Dance Off!
  • IR Singles Match (1/15): Asahi vs. Nao Ishikawa 
  • IR Singles Match (1/15): Ibuki Hoshi vs. Kaho Matsushita
  • Main Event Tag Match: Saori Anou & Totori Satsuki vs. Tae Honma & Yuki Mashiro

ICE RIBBON  2022 Schedule

  • 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 – Hikaru Shida to be in attendance


NEXT SHOW: AoTomo III (11/29) Basement MONSTAR

  • Singles Match: rhythm vs. HisokA
  • Tag Match: Sumika Yanagawa & Misa Kagura vs. Aoi & Unagi Sayaka
  • Tag Match: Tomoka Inaba & Yuu Yamagata vs. Suzu Suzuki & Akane Fujita (PROMINENCE)

RESULTS! KGF NEXT (11/12) – Freelance Show; Yokohama Radiant Hall 

  • Tag Match: Aoi & rhythm vs. Misa Kagura & Sumika Yanagawa (15:00) – Time Limit Draw 
  • Singles Match: Cherry defeated Madeline (7:55)
  • Three Way Match: Kakeru Sekiguchi defeated Mochi Natsumi and Rina Amikura (8:32)
  • Tag Match: Haruka Umesaki & Momo Tani defeated Chie Ozora & Nanami (11:04)
  • Tag Match: Akane Fujita & Amazon defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto & Yuna Mizumori (13:13)
  • Tag Match: Hanako Nakamori & Makoto defeated Maya Yukihi & Natsu Sumire (10:47)
  • Tag Match: Itsuki Aoki & Rina Yamashita defeated ASUKA & Riko Kaiju (13:23)


RESULTS! ShinKiba 1st Ring (11/17)

  • Singles Match (1/15): Manami (SenJo) defeated Ai Houzan (6:59) 
  • Singles Match (1/15): HANAOKA defeated Leo Isaka (10:17)
  • Singles Match (1/15): Itsuki Aoki defeated Tomoko Watanabe (10:31) 
  • Semi-Main Singles Match (1/15): Chikayo Nagashima defeated Unagi Sayaka (10:37) 
  • Main Event Tag Match (1/20): Maria & Riko Kawahata defeated Mio Momono & Rin Kadokura (15:37)

SUNDAY! Fukuoka (11/27) Nishi Tetsu Hall

  • Singles Match (1/15): Ai Houzan vs. YuuRI (GanPro)
  • Singles Match (1/15): Leo Isaka vs. Batten Burabura (Kyushu PW)
  • 3-Way Match (1/15): Riko Kawahata (T-Hearts) vs. Rina Amikura (COLOR’S) vs Yurika Oka (SenJo)
  • Semi-Main Singles Match (1/15): Maria vs. Unagi Sayaka
  • 6-Woman Tag Main Event (1/20): Tomoko Watanabe, Mio Momono & Rin Kadokura vs. Chikayo Nagashima, ASUKA & Yuna Manase (GanPro)

Korakuen Hall (12/04)

  • I’m Back! 600 Tag Match: Chigusa Nagayo & Riko Kawahata vs. Yumiko Hotta & Maria

AAAW Singles Championship One Day Tournament –  All matches have 10 minute time limits minus the finals which will have a 30 minute time limit. In the event of a draw, both teams are eliminated.

  • C Block First Round (1/10): Mio Momono vs. Ai Houzan
  • C Block First Round (1/10): Maria vs. Queen Aminata
  • A Block First Round (1/10): Unagi Sayaka vs. Tomoko Watanabe – has first round bye, will face winner of C Block Round 2 
  • B Block First Round (1/10): Rin Kadokura vs. Riko Kawahata
  • B Block First Round (1/10): Chikayo Nagashima vs. Yuna Manase
  • C Block Second Round (1/10): Winner Momono/Houzan vs. Winner Aminata/Maria
  • B Block Second Round (1/10): Winner Kawahata/Kadokura vs. Winner Nagashima/Manase

Marvelous 2022 Calendar

  • ShinKiba 1st Ring (12/15)
  • Oyama Cultural Center (12/25)

New Japan Pro-Wrestling

RESULTS LATER TODAY!! NJPW x STARDOM Historic Crossover (11/20) – Ariake Arena – Full Event Report

Opening Showcase (4PM Local Time)

Kick-Off 1: 8-Man Tag Match (1/15): Noge Dojo (Yuto Nakashima, Ryohei Oiwa, Kosei Fujita & Oskar Leube) vs. LA Dojo (Clark Connors, Alex Coughlin, Gabriel Kidd & Kevin Knight) – Leube’s debut match

Kick-Off 2: STARDOM Rumble: 15 Participants; Order and participants announced by entrance music; Over the Top Rope Rules Apply

Both matches in the opening showcase were broadcast for free prior to the PPV.

Main Event Card (5PM Local Time)

  • 8-Man Tag Match (1/20) CHAOS (Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, YOH & Lio Rush) vs. House of Torture (EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, Dick Togo & SHO)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match (1/20): Queen’s Quest (AZM, Saya Kamitani & Lady C) vs. Donna del Mondo (Himeka, Thekla & Mai Sakurai)
  • HXo Mixed Tag Match (1/30): Syuri & Tom Lawlor vs. Giulia & Zack Sabre Jr.
  • HXo 8-Person Mixed Tag Match (1/30): Black Desire (Momo Watanabe & Starlight Kid) & Suzuki-gun (DOUKI & El Desperado) vs. meltear (Natsupoi & Tam Nakano) & Suzuki-gun (Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
  • HXo Mixed Tag Match(1/30): Hiroshi Tanahashi & Utami Hayashishita vs. Hirooki Goto & Maika
  • 10-Man Tag Match (1/30): Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI, SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi) vs. United Empire (TJP, Francesco Akira, Mark Davis, Kyle Fletcher & Lord Gideon Grey)
  • Great Muta Final NJPW Farewell (1/30): The Great Muta, Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano vs. United Empire (Great O’Khan, Jeff Cobb & Aaron Henare)
  • Semi-Main Event: IWGP US Heavyweight Championship (1/60): Will Ospreay © vs. Shota Umino – The tChampion’s third defense
  • Main Event: IWGP Women’s Title Tournament Final (1/60): Mayu Iwatani (STARS) vs. KAIRI (Freelancer) – the Winner will have her first championship defense at Wrestle Kingdom 17 (1/4/23) in the Tokyo Dome

Guest Series: Karen Peterson’s Historic X-Column

OZ Academy

Next Show: Nagoya Diamond Hall (11/27)

  • Singles Match (1/20): Kaori Yoneyama vs. Itsuki Aoki
  • Tag Match (1/30): Aja Kong & Momoka Hanazono vs. Maya Yukihi & Saori Anou
  • Semi-Final Three Way Match (1/30): Mayumi Ozaki vs. Ryo Mizunami vs. Rico Kaiju
  • Main Event 6-Woman Tag Match (3/60): AKINO, Sonoko Kato & Kakeru Sekiguchi vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto, Tsubasa Kuragaki & Yuu

Last Show of 2022 (12/30) Korakuen Hall – Full Card TBA

  • OZ AcademyTag Championship: Hiroyo Matsumoto & Rina Yamashita © vs. Team 200KG (Yuu & Chihiro Hashimoto)
  • OZ Academy Openweight Championship: AKINO © vs. Mayumi Ozaki 

OZ Academy 2022 Calendar 

  • Bad Moon Rising Osaka (12/11) 176BOX
  • TBA (12/30) Korakuen Hall


Risa Sera’s 10th Anniversary Show: Azure Sky Ambition (11/13) 176BOX, Osaka

  • Singles Match: Suzu Suzuki defeats Risa Sera (5:43)
  • Iron Woman DEATH Match (1/60): Suzu Suzuki (PROMINENCE), Akane Fujita (PROMINENCE), Natsumi Mochi (Prominence), Tae Honma, Saori Anou, Jaguar Yokota, Kyusei Sakura Hirota, Drake Morimatsu, Miyako Matsumoto, Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru defeated Risa Sera [8:2] 

Risa Sera’s 10th Anniversary Show: Pile of Bodies & River of Blood (11/14)

Iron Woman DEATH Match (1/60): Risa Sera vs X – Tenth Anniversary so TEN ADVERSARIES Scheduled to Appear: Takashi Sasaki, Orc Uto, Takayuki Ueki, Violent Jack, Yuki Miyazaki (WAVE), Suzu Suzuki (PROMINENCE), Miyako Matsumoto, Jun Kasai, Akane Fujita (PROMINENCE), Natsumi Mochi (Prominence) defeated Risa Sera [3:3] (28:40) – Draw

  • Takayuki Ueki pins Risa Sera [1:0] (0:30)
  • Risa Sera pins Mochi Natsumi [1:1] (5:55)
  • Risa Sera pins Miyako Matsumoto [2:1] (14:45)
  • Violento Jack pins Risa Sera [2:2] (18:10)
  • Akane Fujita pins Risa Sera [3:2] (23:50)
  • Risa Sera pins Orca Uto [3:3] (28:40)

PROMINENCE #8: ~Honorable Flames~ (11/27) 

  • Singles Match: Yuki Miyazaki vs. Akane Fujita
  • 4-Way Match: Choun Shiryu vs. Miyako Matsumoto vs. Risa Sera vs. Orc Uta
  • Tag Match: Kurumi Hiragi & Natsumi Mochi vs. Risa Fera & Super Hardcore Machine
  • Suzu Suzuki Trial Series #5: Shunma Katsumata (DDT) vs. Suzu Suzuki

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

  • PROMINENCE #9: ~Hold Your Hands to the Flames~ (12/11)


RESULTS! The 68th Special Kame Arena Show (11/13) Kame Dojo

  • Singles Match (1/15): Hanako Nakamori defeated KAZUKI (10:52)
  • Three Way Match (1/15): AKARI defeatedRydeen Hagane & Leon (8:42)
  • Tag Match (1/20): Chie Ozora & Riko Kaiju (SEAdLINNNG) defeated Momo Tani & CREA (14:23) 

RESULTS! Kame Arena Show (11/20) Kame Dojo

  • Singles Match (1/15): Hanako Nakamori defeated Chie Ozora (10:26)
  • Singles Match (1/15): KAZUKI vs. Leon (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Tag Match (1/20): CREA & AKARI defeated Momo Tani & Rydeen Hagane (14:23) 

70th Special Kame Arena Show (11/23) Kame Dojo

  • Three Way Match (1/15): Momo Tani vs. AKARI vs. Chie Ozora
  • Singles Match (1/15): Rydeen Hagane vs. Hanako Nakamori
  • Tag Match (1/20): CREA & KAZUKI vs. Rico Kaiju (SEAdLINNNG) & Leon

PURE-J 5th Anniversary Festival (11/27) Ikumin Community Center, Osaka

  • Singles Match: Chie Ozora vs. Miyu (BRS)
  • Singles Match: KAZUKI vs. MEiRli (BRS)
  • Special Tag Match: Kanjyuro Matsuyama & Leon vs. Miyuki Takase & Kyuusei Ninja Ranmaru
  • Singles Match: Hanako Nakamori vs. Momo Tani
  • Daily Sports Women’s Tag Championship: Rydeen Hagane & SAKI © vs. AKARI & CREA

2022 Calendar

  • PURE-J TBD (12/11) Itabashi Green Hall
  • PURE-J CLIMAX 2022 (12/18) Korakuen Hall


RESULTS! Yokohama FLASH 2022! (11/12) Yokohama Radiant Hall  

  • Tag Match (1/20): Misa Kagura (JTO) & Hanako Nakamori (PURE-J) defeatedMakoto & Rico Kaiju (15:34) 
  • Singles Match (1/20): Amazon defeated Rina Amikura (COLOR’S) (7:20)
  • High Speed Three-Way Match (1/20): ASUKA defeated Kakeru Sekiguchi and Leon (19:00) – pinned Sekiguchi (10:10) and then Leon (19:00)
  • Tag Match (1/30): Ryo Mizunami & Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Itsuki Aoki & Riko Kawahata (T-HEARTS) (17:00)

RESULTS! SEAdLINNNG Matsuri (11/20) AM – ShinKiba 1st Ring

  • Tag Match: Hanako Nakamori & Makoto defeated Riko Kawahata & Tae Honma (11:39)
  • Singles Match: Amazon defeated Chon Shiryu (11:03)
  • Tag Match: Chie Ozora & Kaho Kobayashi defeated Riko Kaiju & Yuna Manase (9:17)
  • Battle Royal: Rico Kaiju defeated Amazon, Chie Ozora, Chon Shiryu, Hanako Nakamori, Kaho Kobayashi, Makoto, Riko Kawahata, Tae Honma and Yuna Manase (10:26)

2022 Calendar

  • SEAdLINNNG of the Year 2022 (12/28) – Korakuen Hall

Sendai Girls

RESULTS! SenJo Queen of the Ring (11/20) Korakuen Hall 

  • Singles Match (1/15): Tomoka Inaba defeated Yurika Oka (7:18)
  • NEW: Aiger defeated Sakura Hirota by TKO (0:15) & Aiger defeated Sakura Hirota (9:33)
  • 6-Woman Tag: Aja Kong, Hiroyo Matsumoto & Nina Samuels defeated Ryo Mizunami, MIyuki Takase & Millie McKenzie (12:48) – Millie’s long awaited return to SenJo and Nina Samuels’ debut in Senjo!
  • Singles Match (1/15): Manami defeated COHAKU (6:27)
  • Singles Match (1/15): Mika Iwata vs. Saori Anou (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Semi-Main Event Special Tag Match (1/20): Team 200KG (Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuu) defeated Unagi Sayaka (16:56) – Handicap Match. “There was never an X.”
  • Main Event: Special Hardcore Tag Match (1/30): ASUKA & Jun Kasai defeated DASH Chisako & Isami Kodaka (22:01)

Karen’s Excursion Diary – This was my first experience at Korakuen Hall and my first proper Sendai Girls’ show. I was happy to see lots of wrestlers compete for the first time, but also some familiar faces like Hiroyo Matsumoto, Tomoka Inaba and Millie McKenzie. If I haven’t said it before…. I absolutely adore ‘Aniki’ (Ryo Mizunami), Aja Kong and Mika Iwata. Also, I may not be a deathmatch darling, but I really love how accessible Isami Kodaka and Jun Kansai made the hardcore match feel. Team 200KG is a tour de force. Like Holy Cannolis they’re amazing to watch live. 

This Weekend! SenJo Queen of the Ring (11/25) Miyagino Cultural Center, Sendai

  • Tag Match (1/10): Yuriko Oka vs. Saori Anou
  • Tag Match (1/15): Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Miyuki Takase
  • Tag Match (1/15): DASH Chisako & Kyusei Sakura Hirota vs. Nina Samuels & Rena Cross
  • Tag Match (1/20): Mika Iwata vs. Manami
  • Tag Match (1/30): Team 200KG (Chihiro Hashimoto & Yuu) vs. Ryo Mizunami & Millie McKenzie

Women’s Pro-Wrestling BIG SHOW in Osaka (12/4) Edion Arena Second Gym

  • Singles Match (1/15): Yurika Oka vs. Millie McKenzie
  • Singles Match (1/15): Kyusei Sakura Hirota vs. AMAZON (SEAdLINNNG)
  • Tag Match (1/15): Yuu & COHAKU vs. Nina Samuels & Rena Cross
  • Singles Match (1/20): Mika Iwata vs. Miyuki Takase
  • Semi-Final Tag Match: SenJo World Tag Championship (1/30): Reiwa Ultema Powers (Dash Chisako & Hiroyo Matsumoto) vs. Ryo Mizunami & Manami – 15th Champions’ first defense
  • Main Event: SenJo World Championship (1/30): Chihiro Hashimoto © vs. ASUKA – 10th Champion’s sixth defense

SenJo 2022 Calendar

  • SenJo TBA (12/5) ShinKiba 1st Ring
  • SenJo TBA (12/23) Miyagino Cultural Center, Sendai


RESULTS! Yamagata (11/12)

  • Goddesses Of Stardom Tag League 2022 Blue Goddesses:THE NEW ERAS [3] (Ami Sohrei & MIRAI) [3] defeated  WA·KAWAILD (SAKI & Waka Tsukiyama) [2] (9:46)
  • Goddesses Of Stardom Tag League 2022 Red Goddesses: Peach☆Rock (Mayu Iwatani & Momo Kohgo) [2] defeated Mai Fair Lady (Mai Sakurai & Lady C) [0] (7:39)
  • NON-LEAGUE 3 WAY TAG BATTLE: KARATE BRAVE (Syuri & Tomoka Inaba) vs.Fukuoka Double Crazy (Hazuki & Koguma) (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Goddesses Of Stardom Tag League 2022 Red Goddesses: Mafia Bella (Giulia & Thekla) [6] defeated We Love Tokyo Sports (Saki Kashima & Fukigen Death) [2] (7:00)
  • Goddesses Of Stardom Tag League 2022 Blue Goddesses: MaiHime (Maika & Himeka) [4] defeated wing★gori (Hanan & Saya Iida) [0] (8:48)
  • Goddesses Of Stardom Tag League 2022 Blue Goddesses: BMI2000 (Natsuko Tora & Ruaka) [6] defeated 02line (AZM & Miyu Amasaki) [2] (9:22)
  • Goddesses Of Stardom Tag League 2022 Red Goddesses: AphroditE (Utami Hayashishita & Saya Kamitani) [4] vs. BLACK DESIRE (Starlight Kid & Momo Watanabe) [1]

RESULTS! Miyagi (11/13)

  • Goddesses Of Stardom Tag League 2022 Red Goddesses: meltear (Tam Nakano & Natsupoi) [4] defeated BLACK DESIRE (Starlight Kid & Momo Watanabe) [1] (9:54)
  • Goddesses Of Stardom Tag League 2022 Blue Goddesses: wing★gori (Hanan & Saya Iida) [2] defeated WA·KAWAILD (Waka Tsukiyama & SAKI) [2] (7:39)
  • Goddesses Of Stardom Tag League 2022 Red Goddesses: AphroditE (Utami Hayashishita & Saya Kamitani) [6] defeated Mai Fair Lady (Mai Sakurai & Lady C [0] (8:21)
  • NON-LEAGUE Tag Match: Mafia Bella (Giulia & Thekla) defeated 02line (AZM & Miyu Amasaki) (10:45)
  • NON-LEAGUE 3 WAY Tag Match: Karate Brave (Syuri & Tomoka Inaba) vs. FWC (Hazuki & Koguma) vs. THE NEW ERAS (MIRAI & Ami Sohrei) (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Goddesses Of Stardom Tag League 2022 Red Goddesses: AphroditE (Utami Hayashishita & Saya Kamitani) [8] defeated Peach☆Rock (Mayu Iwatani & Momo Kohgo) [2] (9:36)
  • Goddesses Of Stardom Tag League 2022 Blue Goddesses: BMI 2000 (Natsuko Tora & Ruaka) [8] defeated MaiHime (Maika & Himeka) [4] (12:30)

RESULTS! STARDOM Gold Rush 2022  (11/19) – Osaka Edion Arena

  • Opening 3-Way Tag Match: OedoTai (Natsuko Tora & Ruaka) defeated Queen’s Quest (Lady C & Miyu Amasaki) vs. STARS (Saya Iida & Momo Kohgo) (4:31)
  • NEO High Speed Championship: AZM © defeated Momoka Hanazono (8:04) 
  • Moneyball 6-Woman Tag Tournament First Round: Donna Del Mondo (Giulia, Mai Sakurai & Thekla) defeated COSMIC ANGELS (Tam Nakano, Natsupoi & Waka Tsukiyama) (8:42)
  • Moneyball 6-Woman Tag Tournament First Round: STARS (Mayu Iwatani, Hazuki & Koguma) defeated God’s Eye (MIRAI, Ami Sohrei & Tomoka Inaba) (10:05)
  • Goddesses of STARDOM Tag League Blue Goddesses Match: MaiHime (Maika & Himeka) [6] defeated 7Upp (Nanae Takahashi & Yuu) [3] (14:05)
  • Goddesses of STARDOM Tag League Red Goddesses Match: BLACK DESIRE (Starlight Kid & Momo Watanabe) [3] defeated We Love Tokyo Sports (Saki Kashima & Fukigen Death) [2] (5:47)
  • Wonder of STARDOM Championship: Saya Kamitani © vs. KAIRI (30:00) – Time Limit Draw; Kamitani retains
  • World of STARDOM Championship: Syuri © defeated Utami Hayashishita (28:14)
  • Moneyball 6-Woman Tag Tournament Finals: STARS (Mayu Iwatani, Hazuki & Koguma) defeated Donna del Mondo (Giulia, Thekla & Mai Sakurai) (9:58) – TLC (Tables, Ladders & Chairs) format; the moneyball will be suspended from the ceiling and must be removed to win. However, there will be a button in the corners of the ring which can change the height of the ball.

Karen’s Excursion Diary – The one and only STARDOM show I ever experienced was in a very drafty ShinKiba 1st in the dead of January winter. The evolution and growth of STARDOM in the last few years to being able to pack out the Osaka Edion MAIN Arena and production value blows my mind. There were many wrestlers I saw three years ago, but they all felt completely new because they’ve grown up and developed as wrestlers. I loved seeing KAIRI in a wrestling ring again, and the fun of the moneyball ladder match, including the unexpected and premature mid-match rainmaking dropkick from Hazuki made for a memorable experience. 

Red Goddesses League Standings – as of 11/19/2022

  • meltear (Tam Nakano/Natsupoi): 4
  • Peach☆Rock (Mayu Iwatani/Momo Kohgo): 2
  • AphroditE (Utami Hayashishita/Saya Kamitani): 8
  • Mafia Bella (Giulia/Thekla): 6
  • Mai Fair Lady (Mai Sakura/Lady C): 0
  • KARATE BRAVE (Syuri/Tomoka Inaba): 3
  • BLACK DESIRE (Starlight Kid/Momo Watanabe): 3
  • We Love Tokyo Sports (Saki Kashima/Fukigen Death): 2

Blue Goddesses League Standings – as of 11/19/2022

  • Fukuoka Double Crazy (Hazuki/Koguma): 4
  • wing★gori (Hanan/Saya Iida): 2
  • 02line (AZM/Miyu Amasaki): 2
  • MaiHime (Maika/Himeka): 6
  • WA·KAWAILD (Waka Tsukiyama/SAKI): 2
  • THE NEW ERAS (MIRAI/Ami Sohrei): 3
  • BMI2000 (Natsuko Tora/Ruaka): 8
  • 7Upp (Nanae Takahashi/Yuu): 3

WEDNESDAY! Goddesses of STARDOM Tag League (11/23) Korakuen Hall

  • Goddesses of STARDOM Tag League Red Goddesses Match: Peach☆Rock (Mayu Iwatani/Momo Kohgo) vs KARATE BRAVE (Syuri/Tomoko Inaba)
  • Goddesses of STARDOM Tag League Red Goddesses Match: BLACK DESIRE (Starlight Kid/Momo Watanabe) vs. Mai Fair Lady (Mai Sakurai/Lady C)
  • Goddesses of STARDOM Tag League Red Goddesses Match: AphroditE (Utami Hayashishita/Saya Kamitani) vs. Mafia Bella (Giulia/Thekla)
  • Goddesses of STARDOM Tag League Red Goddesses Match: meltear (Tam Nakano/Natsupoi) vs. We Love Tokyo Sports (Saki Kashima/Fukigen Death)
  • Goddesses of STARDOM Tag League Blue Goddesses Match: Fukuoka Double Crazy (Hazuki/Koguma) vs wing★gori (Hanan/Saya Iida)
  • Goddesses of STARDOM Tag League Blue Goddesses Match: WA·KAWILD (SAKI & Waka Tsukiyama) vs. 7Upp (Nanae Takahashi/Yuu)
  • Goddesses of STARDOM Tag League Blue Goddesses Match: 02line (AZM/Miyu Amasaki) vs. MaiHime (Maika/Himeka)
  • Goddesses of STARDOM Tag League Blue Goddesses Match: THE NEW ERAS (MIRAI/Ami Sohrei) vs. BMI2000 (Natsuko Tora/Ruaka)

Showcase Match at Tokyo Comic Con (11/25) Chiba Makuhari Messe – Queen’s Quest (Utami Hayashishita, AZM & Lady C) vs. STARS (Hazuki, Koguma & Saya Iida)

STARDOM in SHOWCASE 3 (11/26) – Todoroki Arena, Kawasaki City; Full Card TBA 

  • Exploding Casket Match: NEO STARDOM ARMY (Nanae Takahashi, Yuu & Masked Grim Reaper) vs. Donna del Mondo (Giulia, Thekla & Mai Sakurai)
  • Judo Gi Rules 6-Woman Tag: Utami Hayashishita, Hina & MIRAI vs. Maika, Mayu Iwatani & Hanan
  • Hardcore Rules Match: meltear (Tam Nakano & Natsupoi) & Unagi Sayaka vs. PROMINENCE (Risa Sera, Suzuki & Kurumi Hiiragi) – if meltear win, they get to perform their entrance song, Double Frontier, live in its entirety
  • High Speed Arena Futsal Match: AZM vs. Koguma vs. Starlight Kid vs. Ram Kaicho
  • No Holds Barred Match: Hazuki/Natsu Sumire vs. Natsuko Tora/Saki Kashima

STARDOM Big Match Calendar

  • STARDOM Dream Queendom 2022 (12/29)  –  Ryogoku Sumo Hall
  • STARDOM Triangle Derby (1/3/2023)  –  Yokohama Budoukan

T-HEARTS (by Yumiko Hotta) (11/18) Shinjuku FACE

RESULTS: Riko Kawahata’s 4th Anniversary Show

  • Tag Match: Riko Hawahata & Maria (Marvelous) vs. Haruka Umesaki (DIANA) & Rico Kaiju (SEAdLINNNG) (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Tae Honma, Kakeru Sekiguchi & Momo Tani defeated COLOR’S (Hikari Shimizu, Rina Amikura & Yuko Sakurai) (12:49)
  • Tag Match: Nanae Takahashi & Saori Anou defeated Yumiko Hotta & Miyuki Takase (21:07)
  • Singles Match: Ryo Mizunami defeated SAKI (COLOR’S) (13:06)
  • Main Event: ASUKA & Chihiro Hashimoto (SenJo) defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto & Riko Kawahata (18:51)

Tokyo Joshi Pro-Wrestling

RESULTS! Autumn Tour ’22 Yuki Arai’s Homecoming (11/13) –  Kyoto KBS Hall

  • Singles Match: Moka Miyamoto defeated Kaya Toribami (6:21)
  • 3-Way Match: Shoko Nakajima defeated Suzume vs. Neko Haruna (8:16)
  • Tag Match: Yuki Aino & Raku defeated Yuki Kamifuku & Mahiro Kiryu (11:31)
  • Singles Match: Rika Tatsumi defeated Arisu Endo (9:23)
  • Tag Match: Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki defeated Maki Itoh & Hikari Noa (15:07)
  • Tag Match: Saki Akai & Yuki Arai defeated Pom Harajuku & Miu Watanabe (18:34)
  • Note1: Miyu Yamashita & Hyper Misao were absent due to participating in Pro-Wrestling EVE’s Wrestle Queendom V.
  • Note 2: Nao Kakuta was absent due to scheduling conflict and prior engagement. 

RESULTS! Autumn Tour ’22  (11/20) –  Shinjuku FACE; Rest of the card TBA

  • Singles Match: Miu Watanabe defeated Kaya Toribami (8:10)
  • Singles Match: Hyper Misao defeated Pom Harajuku (9:38)
  • Singles Match: Mizuki defeated Mahiro Kiryu (8:37)
  • Tag Team Match: Raku & Yuki Aino defeated Haruna Neko & Shoko Nakajima (9:20)
  • 6-Woman Tag Match: Nao Kakuta, Rika Tatsumi & Yuki Kamifuku defeated Arisu Endo,  Suzume, & Moka Miyamoto (13:29)
  • Tag Match: Billie Starkz & Millie McKenzie defeated Miyu Yamashita & Yuka Sakazaki (13:58)

ALL RISE ‘22 (11/28) – Rest of the card TBA

  • 6-Woman Tag: Shoko Nakajima, Hyper Misao & Kaya Toribami vs. Pom Harajuku, Neko Haruna & Mahiro Kiryu
  • Singles Match: Suzume vs. Yoshiko Hasegawa (GanPro)
  • Singles Match: Mizuki vs. Arisu Endo
  • Tag Match: Maki Itoh & Noa Hikari vs. Yuki Kamifuku & Nao Kakuta
  • Tag Match: Rika Tatsumi & Miu Watanabe vs. Moka Miyamoto & Juria Nagano
  • EVE International Championship: Miyu Yamashita © vs. Millie McKenzie – the 20th Champion’s first title defense
  • Princess Tag Championship: Saki Akai & Yuki Arai © vs. Yuki Aino & Raku– the 10th Champion’s third title defense
  • Princess of Princess Championship: Yuka Sakazaki © vs. Billie Starkz – the 11th Champion’s first title defense

TJPW 2022 Calendar

  • 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

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
  • Third Annual Futari no Princess Max Heart Tournament Starts (1/15/23) – Otemachi Mitsui Hall
  • Third Annual Futari no Princess Max Heart Tournament Starts (1/19/23) – Shinjuku FACE
  • Third Annual Futari no Princess Max Heart Tournament Starts (1/29/23) – Saitama Kasukabe Fureai Hall
  • Third Annual Futari no Princess Max Heart Tournament Ends  (2/11/2023) – Korakuen Hall


RESULTS! Weekday WAVE vol. 126 (11/15) ShinKiba 1st Ring

  • Future WAVE: COHAKU vs. Itsuki Aoki (15:00) – Time Limit Draw
  • Scramble WAVE: Riko Kawahata & Kakeru Sekiguchi defeated Cherry & Kaori Yoneyama (11:42)
  • Scramble WAVE: Yuki Miyazaki & Rina Amikrura defeated Haruka Umesaki & Kyusei Sakura Hirota (16:11)
  • Dual Shock WAVE Tag Championship (1/30): SAKI & Hikari Shimizu (COLOR’S) © defeated Risa Sera & Akane Fujita (PROMINENCE) 

RESULTS PENDING – Shizuoka WAVE (11/20)

  • Mt. Fuji 3-WAVE: Hikari Shimizu vs. Yuko Sakurai vs. Kyusei Sakura Hirota
  • Challenge WAVE: SAKI vs. COHAKU
  • CHAOS WAVE: Aiger vs. Cherry
  • SCRAMBLE WAVE: Yumi Ohka & Kaori Yoneyama vs. Miyuki Takase & Itsuki Aoki
  • DANGEROUS WAVE: Yuki Miyazaki, Rina Amikura & Hibiscus Mii vs. Risa Sera, Suzu Suzuki & Mochi Natsumi

Announced: Detras de Lazona Vol. 6 (11/26) POST di AMISTAD – Full Card TBA

  • Scramble WAVE: Yumi Ohka & Mio Momono vs. Kyusei Sakura Hirota & Yuki Miyazaki
  • Future WAVE: COHAKU vs. Haruka Umesaki

2022 Calendar

  • Detras de Lazona Vol. 6 (11/26) POST di AMISTAD
  • YOKOHAMA WAVE ~DEC ‘22~ (12/10) Yokohama Radiant Hall
  • SHIWASU West ‘22 (12/11) Osaka 176BOX
  • CHIBA WAVE vol. 2 (12/18) 2AW Square
  • SHIWASU East ‘22 (12/11) Shinjuku FACE
  • NAMI☆1 ~JAN~2023 New Year GO WAVE (1/1/2023)

YMZ Gokigenna Wrestling!

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

  • Tag Match (1/20): PURE-J (Hanako Nakamori & Chie Ozora) defeated JTO (Sumika Yanagawa & Yuu Yamashita) (9:59)
  • Lots of Tsubasa Battle Royal: KAZUKI defeated Tsubasa Kuragaki vs. Kakeru Sekiguchi, Banbi, Mokea Haruhi, Matsuzawa-san, & Megumi Yabushita (9:39)– All participants must be dressed as Tsubasa and Over the Top Rope Rules apply
  • Semi-Final Singles Match (1/30): Makoto vs. Itsuki Aoki (13:38)
  • Main Event Tag Match (1/45): Tsubasa Kuragaki & Kaori Yoneyama defeated Sonoko Kato & Chikayo Nagashima (16:33)

Gokigenna Kawasaki 28 (11/23) Post di Amistad


Kaori Yoneyama’s 23rd Anniversary Show (11/28) ShinKiba 1st Ring

  • Tag Match: Minoru Fujita & Tatsuya Hanami vs. Daiki Shimomura & Daichi Sato
  • Singles Match: Cherry vs. SAKI
  • UPDATE: EVE International Championship: Yuu © vs. Miyuki Takase – Yuna Mizumori was removed from the card due to a medical situation. Mizumori’s return time table is unknown as this time.
  • Tag Match: Tsubasa Kuragaki & Haruka Umesaki vs. Moeka Haruhi & Rina Amikura (COLOR’S)
  • Kaori Yoneyama’s Aniversary Requisite Cosplay Match! Kaori Yoneyama, Hikaru Sato, Kakeru Sekuguchi & Matsuzawa-san vs. Kengo Mashimo, Makoto, ASUKA & Chie Ozora

YMZ Calendar

  • We’re Back, NishiArai ☆4! (12/13)
  • 2023 New Year’s Day First Sunrise Pro-Wrestling (1/1/2023) Shinjuku FACE

Meanwhile in AEW…

  • AEW Dark: Elevation #89 (tTaped 11/09/22; aired 11/14/22) Tag Match: Riho & Willow Nightingale defeat Emi Sakura & Mei Suruga (w/Baliyan Akki) (6:14)
  • AEW Dark: Elevation #90 (11/16/22) Tag Match: Hikaru Shida & Willow Nightingale defeat Emi Sakura & Leva Bates
  • AEW Full Gear (11/19) AEW Interim Women’s World Title Match: Jamie Hayter defeated Toni Storm ©  (15:16)

Teacher’s Notebook: Stop with all the interim championships and unifications. If a champion has to vacate due to unforeseen circumstances, give them a rematch gold ticket they can cash in on the current champion. It feels like any reign of the “Interim” Champion is simply a placeholder instead of a proper run, especially when you have to mint more than one interim champion in the same year. 

Next Week: AEW Dark Elevation (broadcast date: 11/14/2022; pre-taped 11/8/22) Tag Match: Riho & Willow Nightingale vs. Emi Sakura & Mei Suruga (w/Baliyan Akki)

Karen’s Special Homeroom

Match of the Week: STARDOM Trios Match featuring

With the 2022 returns of KAIRI and Nanae Takahashi to STARDOM as freelancers, paired with the coming out of retirement of Koguma to join up with Mayu Iwatani and STARS. Yoshiko’s career revival in SEAdLINNG and Io Shirai’s continued success in WWE as IYO SKY, I wanted to pick a match from the archives to showcase how far everyone has come. 

  • Promotion: STARDOM
  • Special Singles Match: Yoshiko & Io Shirai & Mayu Iwatani vs. Nanae Takahashi & Kairi Hojo & Koguma (Result)
  • Venue:  Rensa Sendai, Sendai, Miyagi
  • Date: August 17, 2014 

STATUS: ON International  Joshi  Learning Excursion!

  • WEDNESDAY! STARDOM: Goddess Tag League (11/23) – Korakuen Hall

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

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

Thanks for reading! Next Week will be FROM… my parents’ house for Thanksgiving weekend after flying back home! 

About Karen Peterson 98 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.