Sportiva Results 4/8/20

Sportiva “Wednesday Curry Pro Wrestling” results from Nagoya, Aichi, Japan at the Nagoya Sportiva Arena on 4/8/20:

Hiroaki Ura beat Yu Shimizu by chicken wing submission.

Takaya Shibayama and Sae beat Konaka =Pale One and Mizuki when Shibayama pinned Konaka.

Michio Kageyama and Shinya Ishida beat Kenta Kosugi and 801 Kenichi when Ishida pinned Kenichi.

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Cursed Films Docuseries Debuts On Shudder

A five part documentary series called “Cursed Films” will debut on Shudder on 4/9/20 with new episodes each Thursday at 9pm EST.

The five legendary, and infamous, movies featured are: The Exorcist, Poltergeist, The Omen, Twilight Zone: The Movie, and The Crow.

Linda Blair is interviewed for The Exorcist episode. Her take is far different than how the late novel author and screenplay writer William Peter Blatty described her experiences on set. She said there were harsh working conditions which ended up injuring her back and she refused to answer a few questions because of bad memories. Shortly after the movie came out in 1973, Blatty did interviews telling reporters that Blair was having a good time and laughing during filming with no trauma at all.

Production of the movie was delayed for a few weeks when the set caught fire after an animal somehow got into a circuit box and destroyed the wiring. However, the part of the set that served as “Regan’s” bedroom was not damaged at all.

Actress Ellen Burstyn injured her spine while being thrown down in the scene where Regan throws her from the bed.

A set security guard and a special effects designer died during production. Actor Jack McGrowran died days after the movie’s Christmas Day 1973 release in theatres.

Several movie goers around the world experienced anxiety attacks and nausea and there were a couple cases of people dying from heart attacks from shock and fright. As of a few years ago, a woman in the U.K. still claimed to suffer from horrible nightmares and vivid hallucinations (she said they have become worse since) after watching the movie- from when it was first released back in the 1970s!

Blair and other members of the cast and crew received death threats from Christians for being part of the movie. British musician Mike Oldfield was also dragged into the mud for loaning his song “Tubular Bells” as the movie’s recurring theme track and New Age Music was slandered as being “The Devil’s Music” along with rock and roll.

Shudder has free trails if you’re a new subscriber for 7 days or 30 days (depending on the time of offers) by entering the code “SHUTIN”.

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Ice Ribbon No Fans Show Lineup For Live YouTube On 4/11/20

Ice Ribbon will have another live no fans show broadcast from their dojo in Saitama, Japan 🇯🇵 on 4/11/20 at 5:30am EST.

The event will air free on YouTube live for the first time (https://www.youtube.com/user/iceribbon) and simulcast free on Nico Video (https://ch.nicovideo.jp/iceribbon)

Yappy tells me there will be an option to donate on YouTube in the chat room since there will be no fans/no paying fans in attendance because of the virus pandemic.

Here is the card:

Suzu Suzuki vs. Ishikawa in an exhibition match

Banny Oikawa vs. Satsuki Totoro

Akane Fujita vs. Thekla

Tsukasa Fujimoto and Tsukushi vs. Risa Sera and Mochi Miyagi

Yappy vs. Hiragi Kurumi

Maya Yukihi and Ibuki Hoshi vs. Suzu Suzuki and Hamuko Hoshi

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John Prine Dead At 73

Folk and country musician John Prine has passed away on 4/7/20 from the Coronavirus at the age of 73.

He became ill after returning home to the United States after a concert tour in Europe.

Prine began his music career in 1971. Over the decades he was favorite of many of the American late night talk shows from David Letterman to Stephen Colbert.

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NOAH “Global Tag League 2020” Ep. 2 Results 4/7/20, Partnership With MLW

NOAH “Global Tag League 2020” Episode 2 results from Japan 🇯🇵 on 4/7/20 and live on DDT Universe https://www.ddtpro.com/universe/videos/8413

Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. and Rene Dupree beat Masa Kitamiya and Kenoh when Dupree pinned Kitamiya after a piledriver for 2 points in a Block A Match.

Takashi Sugiura and Hideki “Shrek” Sekine beat Daisuke Sekimoto and Yoshiki Inamura when Sugiura pinned Inamura after an Olympic Slam in an Block B Match for 2 points.

The next of these no fans shows are 4/10, 4/13, and 4/14.

The company announced a new partnership with MLW.

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Chocolate Pro Wrestling 3 Results 4/7/20

Choco Pro 3 results from Tokyo, Japan 🇯🇵 at Ichigaya Chocolate House on 4/7/20 and live on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oli-_zY3DwE

This is Emi Sakura and Antonio Honda’s new project. It’s of course a no fans show with the virus from the cafe that Gatoh Move usually runs at.

Sakura and Baliyan Akki greeted everyone. Antonio Honda sang “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones in English as the roster warmed up.

Antonio Honda vs. Lulu Pencil with Emi Sakura as the referee

Honda got the win by submission after countering an attempted abdominal stretch.

Yuna Mizumori vs. Mitsuru Konno

They went to a 10-minute time limit draw. Good match starting off with submission attempts then hitting finishers for near falls followed up by countering pin attempts several times in a row.

Emi Sakura and Baliyan Akki vs. Chris Brookes and Mei Suruga

Brookes and Suruga pinned Akki with a double team jackknife as Sakura was late making the save.

Brookes towers over everyone else on the roster. At one point they did a “chicken fight” spot and he had to crouch down so Suruga’s head didn’t smash through the ceiling. He gave Suruga a basketball after the match and folded up his arms to make a “hoop” for her to use.

They did a Janken Tournament with chocolate as the prize. Lulu Pencil won it.

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Gatoh Move To Debut On FITE For Free On 4/7/20

Emi Sakura’s Gatoh Move promotion will make its premiere on FITE starting on 4/7/20 at 9pm EST with an event that originally took place on 12/30/18. It will be free to watch. https://www.fite.tv/watch/gatoh-move-experience-episode-1/2p6wd/

Super Asia Champion Riho vs. An Chamu (the title has been vacant since 6/19 when Riho left the company).

Saki vs. Mei Suruga

Emi Sakura, Baliyan Akki, and Masahiro Takahashi vs. Konno Misuru, Sawasdee Kamen, and Sayaka Obihiro in the main event

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Tokyo Joshi Pro Stars In New Commercial

Miyu Yamashita, Hikari Noa, and ring announcer Sayuri Nanba are among the Tokyo Joshi Pro roster and crew featured in an ad for a Japanese energy drink. https://youtu.be/N5OETj8CKFg

Yamashita, Shoko Nakajima, Mina Shirakawa, and Pom Harajuku of TJPW all had high profile cameo roles in a big fight scene earlier this year on the CBS show “S.W.A.T.” in the episode titled Ekitai Rashku https://youtu.be/j_LJwjBSCn8

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NOAH Global Tag League 2020 Ep. 1 Results 4/5/20

NOAH “Global Tag League 2020 Episode 1” results from Japan 🇯🇵 on 4/5/20 and live on DDT Universe https://ddtpro.com/universe/videos/8412

This is a no fans show because of the virus pandemic.

Akitoshi Saito and Masao Inoue beat Go Shiozaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima when Saito pinned Shiozaki after the Death Brand in a B Block Match.

Masaaki Mochizuki and Nomichi Marufuji beat Shuhei Taniguchi and Kaito Kiyomiya when Mochizuki pinned Taniguchi with a La Mahistral cradle in an A Block Match.

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