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
They announced that Yuka Sakazaki is off the show during the drawing of team names for Team Shoko Nakajima vs. Team Rika Tatsumi. It will be a 10 vs. 10 gauntlet match. No fans are allowed inside because of the virus pandemic.
Team Red: Shoko Nakajima, Maki Itoh, Yuna Manase, Nodoka Tenma, Hyper Misao, Raku, Pom Harajuku, Suzume, Mahiro Kiryu, and Sena Shiori
Team White: Rika Tatsumi, Miyu Yamashita, Miu Watanabe, Yuki Aino, Hikari Noa, Yuki Kamifuku, Mina Shirakawa, Haruna Neko, and Mirai Maiumi
2 count fall rules to win with 5-minute time limits. Both wrestlers are eliminated if it goes to a draw. No time limit for the finals. Winning team gets dinner coupons to Genghis Khan Kirishima.
Mizuki vs. Nodoka Tenma
Mizuki gets the pin after a reversal.
Yuna Manase vs. Mizuki
Manase got the pin after collapsing on top for the cover when Mizuki tried to roll her up. Mizuki bit her finger after the match.
Yuki Kamifuku vs. Yuna Manase
Kamifuku got the pin with a modified inside cradle.
A little bit of a breather in the fast paced action. There are actually announcers for this show and they’re interviewing Tenma at the desk.
Pom Harajuku vs. Yuki Kamifuku
Harajuku got a bit of an upsett win my using Kamifuku’s own attempted double eye poke against her to get the pin.
Mizuki is now with the announcers.
HikariNoa vs. Pom Harajuku
Noa got the pin after the uranage throw.
Yuna Manase is with the announcers.
Suzume vs. Hikari Noa
They went to the time limit draw so both are eliminated. Good fast paced chain wrestling match.
Yuki Kamifuku with the announcers as we await two new competitors.
Haruna Neko vs.Maki Itoh
Itoh sprayed Neko’s hands down with a spray bottle before the match then of course sprayed it in her face and the referee’sface.
Itoh got the submission win with the Itoh Special.
Pom Harajuku is with the announcers.
Maki Itoh vs. Yuki Aino
They went to the time limit draw. It was a hard fought match as they each countered each other’s finishers. Aino had Itoh in the Camel Clutch submission when time expired.
Suzume is with the announcers as we await two new people.
Miyu Yamashita vs. Sena Shiori
Yamashita got the pin after a kick the face.
Neko is at the broadcast table now.
Miyu Yamashita vs. Mahiro Kiryu
Yamashita gets the pin after a kick.
Miyu Yamashita vs. Hyper Misao
Misao got the pin by using feet on the ropes after spraying something in Yamashita’s face. Yamashita blindly charged into the loose ring corner pad that Misao untied.
Sena Shiori is with the announcers.
Hyper Misao vs. Miu Watanabe
Watanabe got the pin after the Tear Drop. Misao tried to cheat the whole match.
Kiryu is at the announcers desk.
Miu Watanabe vs. Raku
They went to the time limit draw just as Raku had Watanabe in a choke submission hold.
Yamashita is now being interviewed. Two new people are on deck.
Mina Shirakawa vs. Shoko Nakajima
Nakajima got the pin with an inside cradle as Shirakawa tried to deliver the Implant DDT.
Hyper Misao is now being interviewed.
Shoko Nakajima vs. Mirai Maiumi
Nakajima got the win with a fold up pin.
Raku is being interviewed.
Shoko Nakajima vs. Rika Tatsumi
It’s a battle of team captains in the finals.
Tatsumi got the pin after Missile Hips. Team White wins the gauntlet.
Depending on how bad the virus continues to be, they’re scheduled to have another one of these no fans broadcasts on 4/19.
It will be Team Shoko Nakajima vs. Team Rika Tatsumi in gauntlet match format with the winner getting dinner coupons for Genghis Khan Kirishima.
Yuka Sakazaki, Miu Watanabe, Miyu Yamashita, Maki Itoh, Yuna Manase, Mizuki, Mina Shirakawa, Raku, Hikari Noa, Nodoka Tenma, Pom Harajuku, Yuki Aino, Yuki Kamifuku, Suzume, Hyper Misao, Haruna Neko, Mahiro Kiryu, Mirai Maiumi, and Sena Shiori will be divided into the two teams on the day of the show.
Two count rules with five minute time limits. If it goes to a draw, both wrestlers are eliminated. No time limit in the finals.
After announcing several upcoming dates for April just the other day, the company announced yesterday that the 4/18 (in Osaka) and 4/19 (in Fukuoka) shows have been canceled because of the virus. They will be doing another no fans show on DDT Universe on 4/19 now. DDT will also have a no fans show live broadcast on the service on 4/19.
DDT Universe is free for the first month for new subscribers and then ¥900 a month (billed on the 1st of each month).
Tokyo Joshi Pro will have no fans shows streaming on DDT Universe on 4/3/20 and 4/11/20. No cards or exact start times were announced yet as of this writing.
The company was of course supposed to be in Ybor City, Florida, USA originally on 4/3 as part of WrestleCon’s Wrestlemania Week events. All of those shows were canceled because of the virus pandemic.
On 4/11, they were going to run at Itabashi Green Hall in Tokyo but that venue option is canceled because of the virus as as well.
They announced upcoming dates for 4/18 (in Osaka), 4/19 (in Hakata), 4/25 (at Itabashi Green Hall), 4/26 (at Itabashi Green Hall with the women wrestling fans only show), 5/3 (at Korakuen Hall), 5/5 (in Kitazawa), 5/10 (in Osaka), 5/23 (at Shinkiba 1st Ring), 5/30 (at Shinkiba 1st Ring), and 6/14 (in Kitazawa). Tickets are on sale but they pretty much warned that there’s no guarantee they will happen depending on the virus.
It’s hard to keep track of all of the events getting canceled in Japan in addition to dealing with my own region under lockdown with the virus pandemic.
ACTWRES girl’z announced their event for 3/29/20 in Osaka has been canceled.
STARDOM canceled their 3/28/20 show in Shizuoka.
Ice Ribbon canceled their 3/28/20 dojo show in Saitama and the 3/29/20 show in Osaka at 176 BOX will now apparently be a no fans show streaming on Nico https://ch.nicovideo.jp/iceribbon
PURE-J has canceled the 3/29/20 show at Kame Arena in Tokyo.
Tokyo Joshi Pro canceled their 3/28/20 show at Shinkiba 1st Ring in Tokyo.
Marvelous canceled their 3/30/20 date at Shinkiba 1st Ring.
As of this writing, the Sendai Girls event featuring the rookie tournament will still be taking place on 3/28/20 in Miyagi. However, at this rate, it wouldn’t surprise me if they cancel too at the last minute.