TOKYO Joshi Pro Results 8/25/19, First International Champion Crowned, Jan. 4 Show

TJPW results from Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall on 8/25/19 and live on DDT Universe:

This is a bigger production than the usual TJPW shows. There is a commentary team and they’re showing videos and graphics on the big screen. Normally there is no commentary and the action speaks for itself.

Yuki Aino vs. Hikari Noa

Yuki Aino pinned Hikari Noa after a Venus DDT.

Pom Harajuku and Himawari Unagi vs. YUMI and Mahiro Kiryu

Unagi submitted Kiryu to an elevated chin lock.

Yuna Manase, Yuki Kamifuku, and Mina Shirakawa vs. Nodoka Tenma, Rika Tatsumi, and Raku

Manase pinned Raku with the Suzuki Dynamic.

Kamifuku blasted Tatsumi off the top rope at one point with a running dropkick. Nodoka then caught Kamifuku with an overhead slam.

Raku tried to come off the rope with a chop to Manase but Manase delivered a spin kick right to her hand as she jumped off.

Su Yung vs. Yuka Sakazaki

They went to a no contest in a comedy finish after a wild match. Su Yung brought out the glove for the mandible claw but Sakazaki pulled out a “smelly sock” from a shoe of one of the DDT producers at ringside to counter. They both accidentally hit the referee in the face with their weapons of choice and he was bumped. Then they both got each other in a mandible claw and passed out on the mat. A second referee came in and reacted in horror from the sight and smell and he called for the bell.

They brawled way up past the top row of the building during the match. Sakazaki brought out a folded table and put Yung on top of it then shoved her down several steps to where it looked like Yung was riding the table like a luge.

Sakazaki then set up the table and dove off a ledge in the middle of the crowd (where fans walk to and from their seats) and splashed Yung through it.

Maki Ito vs. Mizuki

Mizuki got the pin with the Cutie Special in a long match with tons of action, drama, and suspense.

Ito used the long house mic cord and wrapped it around the ring post and throat of Mizuki and shouted to the crowd into the mic.

Ito missed the flying headbutt and Mizuki trapped her in a crossface submission. Ito escaped and tried to go for the Ito Special but Mizuki caught her in the crossface again.

Mizuki was very emotional after the match and bowed to everyone in the crowd.

Ito cut an erratic promo after. She was crying that she lost and seemed humbled. Then she became really wild and angry and said The Ito Respect Army was not finished because of fans.

Shoko Nakajima and Riho vs. Mirai Maiumi and Suzume

This is Suzume’s debut match and she’s against top stars.

Nakajima pinned Suzume after a double arm DDT and the Northern Lights Suplex.

If I didn’t follow this company I would have not known this was Suzume’s debut. It was a good performance and she got in tons of offense to the point they really teased she might have upset Nakajima. She hit a flying crossbody and rolled up Nakajima with a couple of inside cradles for near falls.

Natsumi Maki vs. Gisele Shaw to crown the very first International Princess Champion

There has not been an intermission and I think one would have been good to give the crowd and viewers a breather after the Ito vs. Mizuki match.

Shaw is representing her country of Canada in her ring gear with the name and Canadian Maple Leaf vividly visible.

Maki got the pin with a German Suplex to make history and win the title.

They shook hands to start and did some nice chain wrestling. Shaw kind of turned heel in the middle of it but then shook hands out of respect when it was over.

They announced a Korakuen Hall event for Jan. 4, 2020 which is of course the same date as New Japan’s Wrestle Kingdom 14 at the Tokyo Dome. I would assume it will be a usual morning show or early afternoon show not to go head to head with WK14.

Princess Tag Team Champions Sakisama and Misao vs. Miyu Yamashita and Miu Watanabe

They put this main event over big by showing a video package and interviews on the big screen.

Misao pinned Watanabe after the Vantis. There was a lot of lag issues so I missed most of the match. Yamashita and Watanabe were their biggest challenger threat so far,

They bragged afterwards and said that they would be tag champions forever.

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