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Non-Joshi Talk / Re: Hello Friends!
« on: July 16, 2016, 10:07:01 AM »

You can stream Samurai (Fighting TV) and GAORA live there.

WAVE 7/6/2016 - Rina Yamashita vs. Dynamite Kansai
Kansai is admittedly my least favorite wrestler in OZ Academy, but she knows how to play to her strengths in these types of high-profile matches, and she still throws a mean fucking kick. Yamashita looked strong in defeat, withstanding Splash Mountain, and forcing Kansai to break out the Green Fall. ***

WAVE 7/6/2016 - Ryo Mizunami vs. Nanae Takahashi
This was a longer and more structured version of their sprint from early in the year. The bumps and hard-hits (LARIATS! HEADBUTTS!) are nonstop. Nanae's been killing it in singles lately. Ideally, this sets up a future title defense for Mizunami when she wins the WAVE Championship (DO THE RIGHT THING, GAMI!). ***3/4

WAVE 7/6/2016 - Regina di WAVE Championship: Yuu Yamagata (c) vs. Hikaru Shida
These two have great chemistry, which shouldn't come as a surprise given they've been feuding for six months (!) up until this point. Shida is super focused instead of being her usual overconfident self, doing away with her "butt word" and shinai. Her backbreakers and stomach crushers look particularly destructive thanks to Yamagata's "too old for this shit" selling. It's glorious. Unfortunately, Shida selectively sells Yamagata's legwork, and does kicks and double stomps and knees without even grimacing. Irksome. She at least makes up for it in the finishing sequence. Shida hits her brutal Majo no Ichigeki (fireman's carry drop onto the top turnbuckle), and later tries for it again with the turnbuckle padding removed. This causes a panic among the seconds and the official because Yamagata is about to die! Yamagata makes a reversal, hooking Shida's leg on the exposed turnbuckle. Shida sells like she's been caught in a bear trap, trying her best to survive, alas.. ***3/4

Some WAVE stuff courtesy of the Wave Network.

WAVE 4/10/2016 - Ayako Hamada, Yuu Yamagata, Fairy Nipponbashi, Chikayo Nagashima & Yako Fujigasaki vs. Moeka Haruhi, Kaho Kobayashi, ASUKA, Sawako Shimono & Hikaru Shida
There is a segment in this match where Fairy's teammates (known collectively as "Fe Avengers") use static electricity to create a forcefield around her. Wrestling is real. This was chaos. Possibly the best match to involve Nipponbashi? **1/4

WAVE 4/10/2016 - Kagetsu vs. Yoshiko
The 'new' Yoshiko is more of a technically-sound powerhouse than the sukeban asskicker she was in Stardom, which is probably an appropriate change. This was an OK match; nothing special outside of it being Yoshiko's WAVE debut. **

WAVE 4/10/2016 - Ryo Mizunami vs. Aoi Shizuki
Really fun 3-minute sprint with both wrestlers fighting with rapidfire urgency. Mizunami's lariats are a thing of beauty. **1/2

WAVE 4/10/2016 - DASH Chisako vs. Miyazaki Yuhi
DASH seems to be doing well for herself post-Sachiko, and Miyazaki has quickly gotten her groove back. This is just the match you would want out of these two: non-stop hard-hitting action. Great stuff. ***

WAVE 4/10/2016 - Misaki Ohata vs. Hanako Nakamori
Another sprint-style match where they just get straight to the action. This was solid, compelling action. Easily the best Nakamori performance I have seen in a while. **3/4

WAVE 4/10/2016 - Yumi Ohka vs. Sareee
Sareee is great. She's like a miniature Kurihara/Nakajima fusion. Ohka is at her best here, when she's towering over a much smaller opponent that she can just about behead with her deadly boots. Enjoyable match. ***

News & Results / Re: Ice Ribbon
« on: April 23, 2016, 12:42:52 PM »
Full 5/4 Yokohama card is up
◆ 1. Nagasaki Maruko & Hiroyo Matsumoto (S-Ovation) and Bete Noire vs Hiroe Nagahama (WAVE) & Makoto (REINA) & Mizunami (WAVE)
◆ 2. Miyako Matsumoto & 235 & Takayuki Ueki (Big Japan) vs. Takashi Sasaki (FREEDOMS) & GENTARO (FREEDOMS) vs. Yuko Miyamoto (666) & Isami Kodaka (BASARA) vs. Kazunari & Papillon Akemi (Deluxe Beppin)
◆ 3. Hiiragi Kurumi & Manami Toyota & Tequila Saya vs. Hamuko Hoshi & Mochi Miyagi & Akane Fujita
◆ 4. Yukihi Maya (w/ Mayumi Ozaki) vs. Kyoko Kimura
◆ 5. Triangle Ribbon Championship: (Champion) Cherry (DDT) vs. (Challenger) Kyuuri vs. (Challenger) Misaki Ohata (WAVE)
※ Second defense
◆ 6. Tsukushi vs. Meiko Satomura (Sendai Girls)
◆ 7. Tsukasa Fujimoto & Arisa Nakajima (JWP) vs. Nanae Takahashi (SEAdLINNNG) & Emi Sakura (Gatoh Move)
◆ 8. ICEx∞ Championship: (Champion) Risa Sera vs. Yuuka (Challenger)
※ First defense

With the Thunder Rock segment being cut from the 3/12 replay, Emi Sakura's heelish return promo mentioning how disappointed Tsukasa must feel about not getting to face them, amongst other things, I think It's safe to say BF/Thunder Rock has fallen through. *pod

News & Results / Re: JWP Project
« on: April 03, 2016, 12:00:46 PM »
It's Bolshoi and Ozaki who are having the rematch on 7/24. Despite what some sources may say.

I assume the gimmick will be mask vs. hair.

News & Results / Re: JWP Project
« on: April 02, 2016, 11:13:35 PM »

Nakajima defeated Ozaki to become the new Openweight Champion. It sounds like it was a rare interference-less Ozaki match.

Probably not the best idea to wear white against Oz.

News & Results / Re: SENDAI
« on: March 25, 2016, 06:26:26 PM »
4/8 card is looking stacked.

Tag match
Mika Iwata & Hiroyo Matsumoto vs. Kaho Kobayashi & Kyoko Kimura
Singles Match
Cassandra Miyagi vs. Yoshiko (SEAdLINNNG)
Singles Match
Chihiro Hashimoto vs. Nanae Takahashi (SEAdLINNNG)
Tag Team Match
DASH Chisako & KAORU vs. Syuri & Hikari Shida
Singles Match
<Sendai Girls World Championship Championship> (Champion) Meiko Satomura vs. Aja Kong (Challenger)

News & Results / Re: Ice Ribbon
« on: March 20, 2016, 11:09:25 PM »

Risa Sera defeated Hamuko Hoshi to become the new ICEŚ∞ Championship.

I figured this would happen sooner or later.

News & Results / Re: Ice Ribbon
« on: March 11, 2016, 10:42:54 PM »


Best Friends/Thunder Rock is happening! I assume it will take place at IR's big show in Yokohama Gymnasium on 5/4.

Apparently Io & Mayu were booed.

Stardom 9/4/2015 - Rosa Negra & Hudson Envy vs Starfire & DASH Chisako
The inclusion of DASH Chisako is random as hell, but this match was a lot of fun. The segments between DASH and Envy were awesome; they were stiffing the hell out of each other. Rosa Negra and Starfire offered a nice prelude to their H-S title match (which unfortunately ended up being cut short due to injury). Negra is a gyrating, MMA-glove wearing, high-flying weirdo, but she has undeniable talent. ***1/4

Stardom 9/4/2015 - Io Shirai vs. Kaori Yoneyama
Another top notch edition of the Io/Yoneyama rivalry. Extra points to Yoneyama for being the only Stardom regular willing (or tiny enough) to take the Spanish Fly. ***

Stardom 9/9/2015 - Wonder of Stardom Championship: Io Shirai (c) vs. Queen Maya
This was a fun match. Io works underneath like she had throughout much of her reign with the White Belt, having to resort to working over the legs in Tanahashi fashion (DRAGON SCREWS included). Maya played her part as the 80s monster. The ending was marred by a botched frankensteiner, but I think they recovered decently enough. ***

Stardom 3/6/2016 - Saori Anou vs. Kairi Hojo
Solid showing for Saori Anou. She threw nice-looking stiff elbows and showed a bit more of her moveset. I look forward to seeing her growth as a performer and her upcoming match against Io. Hojo was great of course, though she stopped selling Anou's arm work completely as the match progressed. **1/2

Stardom 11/23/2015 - Hiromi Mimura vs. Act Yasukawa
Looks like Yasukawa left us a tiny gem before she retired. I dug her lazy heel approach to this match, which probably was not intentional given her injuries and such, but it helped in a "vet not taking the rookie seriously" way. She was oozing with arrogance. All poor Mimura could do was sell and try for the occasional comeback. ***

Stardom 11/23/2015 - High-Speed Championship: Mayu Iwatani vs. Kaori Yoneyama
Decent match, nothing special. I'd love to see these two have a Korakuen rematch somewhere down the line. Mayu's finishing combination was pretty sweet. **1/4

Stardom 2/21/2016 - High-Speed Championship: Mayu Itawani (c) vs. Evie
A match with simple storytelling made effective by Mayu's masterful selling. Evie (♥♥♥) was great here too, bringing a nice mean streak as she worked over her opponent's injured back. This was another fun edition to Itawani's H-S reign. **3/4

Stardom 2/21/2016 - World of Stardom Championship: Io Shirai (c) vs. Viper
Really solid speed v strength sprint. I liked how Io had to go the extra mile to keep the challenger down, whereas even the slightest offense from Viper could shift the momentum of the match. I thought the face/heel dynamic was strange, though. Viper's sympathetic facial expressions as the "monster powerhouse" was... different, but I suppose anyone facing the ace of Stardom is the underdog. ***1/2

Pro Wrestling WAVE 12/25/15 - Meiko Tanaka & S a r e e e vs. Fafrotskies (Kaho Kobayashi & Rina Yamashita)
Really fun, fast-paced tag match from the young lions. S a r e e e e e e e e has evolved beyond the miniature Kurihara act to a solid worker. She's been hanging out with Natsuki and Nanae these days, and incorporating some of their moves into her offense, and even has Natsuki's smiling sun on her attire. I sense a defection from Diana. **

Pro Wrestling WAVE 12/27/15 - Regina Di Wave Championship: Ayako Hamada (c) vs. Yuu Yamagata
A well-paced epic, between two wrestlers who have great chemistry as tag partners and opponents. The match begins with matwork before they start firing on all cylinders. Yamagata has all sorts of neat tricks and counters that only a K-DOJO alumn would know, while Hamada is in a desperate struggle to retain her championship. It never ceases to amaze me how Hamada is able execute her rapid spin kicks so seamlessly, even while fatigued. High-drama action with a shocking ending. ***3/4

Pro Wrestling WAVE 1/3/2016 - Nanae Takahashi vs. Misaki Ohata
Since leaving Stardom, Nanae has been gracing WAVE with magical match ups like this. Enjoyable stuff from both performers; I always enjoy these straight-forward sprint matches. Ohata seems prone to winning the belt this year. Make it happen, FFS, GAMI! ***

OZ Academy 1/10/2016 - OZ Openweight Championship: Sonoko Kato (c) vs. Arisa Nakajima
There was tons of fuckery in this match (even Fujimoto makes a hilarious cameo). And MIO as the crooked referee adds a whole new layer of fuckery to OZ Sekigun affairs. But that's all par for the course in OZ Academy. The one shred of psychology I got from this match was Arisa not gelling well with her new stablemates her first match in the group, which results in a number of slapstick blunders. MK4vSeikigun has been highly entertaining. ***

News & Results / Re: JWP Project
« on: February 20, 2016, 11:53:23 PM »
It sounds like we'll be getting Ozaki/Nakajima for the Openweight title on the 4/3 Korakuen Hall show.

Interested to see how this plays out.

News & Results / Re: Joshi General Discussion Thread
« on: February 11, 2016, 09:10:03 AM »

It's been announced today that Yoshiko will be making her in-ring return for SEAdLINNNG under the new ring name "世志琥" She will face Nanae in the main event of 3/7.

Stardom 1/17/2015 - High Speed Championship: Mayu Iwatani (c) vs. KLR
Stardom needs to bring in more European gaijin. They always seem to deliver. Kay Lee Ray has some innovative ways of inflicting damage (those Gory bombs into the turnbuckles!) that are sold brilliantly by Mayu, which make her comebacks all the more effective. The action is very fluid, and gritty, and 'high speed', and they told a good story in just under 15 minutes. This title run is cementing Mayu as a proper singles competitor. Awesome showcase of both talents. ***3/4

Stardom 1/17/2016 - World of Stardom Championship: Io Shirai (c) vs. Kairi Hojo
I guess they were going for a New Japan-style epic, but it didn't work out, IMO. The middle portion DRAGGED like hell with a seemingly endless exchange of moves that I felt had no real effect on the outcome of the match. It felt like stalling to fill time. The filler becomes so obvious you would think the match was going to end in a timeout draw. Also, I could live without seeing that absurd wall spot ever again. The final act was where things actually started to pick up and get interesting (GODDAMN, THOSE ROLLING PACKAGED GERMAN SUPLEXES!). It saved this match from being an utter disappointment. **3/4


You can buy joshi DVDs or digital (iso) here for fairly cheap. He has NEO, GAEA, AJW, ARSION, etc.

Some year-end stuff from 2015.

SEAdLINNNG 11/25/2015 - Arisa Nakajima & Rina Yamashita vs. Meiko Tanaka & Takumi Iroha
On one hand I miss Iroha in Stardom, on the other hand we now have her in incredible match ups like this. Nakajima is the GOAT as usual. Yamashita is Yoshiko 2.0, in all the best ways. And idk a lot about Tanaka, but she has looked impressive in the three matches I've seen from her this year. Brilliant work. I really dig these SEAdLINNNG cards. The company doesn't have much of an identity of its own, but they sure know how to cram together a good 'dream match' card. ***3/4

OZ Academy 12/13/2015 - OZ Academy Tag Championship: Mission K4 (Kagetsu & Kaho Kobayashi) (c) vs. Kaori Yoneyama & Tsubasa Kuragaki
Very exciting sprint tag; a well-orchestrated spotfest, more or less. The action just keeps going and flows well. Love these kinds of tag matches. Kagetsu was all over the place here; impressive work from her. Yoneyama always knows how to step things up when needed. ***1/2

OZ Academy 12/13/2015 - OZ Academy Openweight Championship: Sonoka Kato (c) vs. Yumi Ohka
This match contains two major breakthroughs in the world of wrestling, first there is Ohka's liberal use of a KATANA as a weapon, and then there is a legit in-ring crucifixion. Kato Christ died for our sins. I recall reading an OZ Academy review some years ago where someone said something along the lines of "why don't they just use a gun".. well they use just about everything you can think of here. It was entertaining. ***

WAVE 12/23/2015 - Dual Shockwave Tag Championship: Las Aventureras (Ayako Hamada & Yuu Yamagata) (c) vs. Avid Rival (Misaki Ohata & Ryo Mizunami)
Clocking in at about 30 minutes, this match is longer than your typical joshi tag team match. I liked some of the spots they built here, but again, it's almost 30 minutes long and there isn't a lot here to justify the length of the match, esp. the end result. This match served as something of a prelude to Hamada/Yamagata later that week, so you would think they would build heat between them by having them screw up and lose the belts.. seemed like the prefect time for them to do so, but what do I know. ***1/2

REINA 12/26/2015 -  Reina World Women's Championship: Tsukasa Fujimoto (c) vs. Maki Narumiya
Narumiya's run with this promotion has been awful, tbh, but she obviously has good chemistry with her former IR colleague Fujimoto. They managed to fill in lots of drama in the short time frame -- if you know the history between these two it makes the match all the more dramatic. Rare good REINA match. ***1/4

JWP 12/27/2015 - JWP Tag & Daily Sports Tag Championship: Jumonji Sisters (DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko) (c) vs. Best Friends (Arisa Nakajima & Tsukasa Fujimoto)
Exhilarating roller coaster chock full of innovative double teams and GERMAN SUPLEX WARZ. Best Friends/Thunder Rock has to happen this year. plz. ***3/4

Ice Ribbon 12/31/2015 - International Ribbon Tag Team Championship: Best Friends (Arisa Nakajima & Tsukasa Fujimoto) (c) vs. Avid Rival (Misaki Ohata & Ryo Mizunami)
About as wonderfully violent as you'd expect from any match involving Nakajima/Ohata/Mizunami in the same ring. Fujimoto is there to get DESTROYED. Her size and general likability makes for a good FIP, and a good comeback. Excellent clash. ****

Ice Ribbon 12/31/2015 - ICEŚ∞ Championship:  Aoi Kizuki (c) vs. Hamuko Hoshi
Kizuki and Hoshi have both had great matches, but this.. just no. Such a dull, void of a match. no

News & Results / Re: REINA Joshi Puroresu
« on: January 17, 2016, 11:29:33 AM »
I guess this is bump-worthy.

Maki Naruyima announced that she is getting married and will retire on 3/25.

News & Results / Re: Joshi General Discussion Thread
« on: January 13, 2016, 08:24:15 AM »

Obviously the translations are shit, but it seems like Yoshiko is interested in returning from yesterday's Tokyo Sports interview.

Also, sounds like Satomura is upset about Yoshiko's return. 100% sure this is a work.

News & Results / Re: Joshi General Discussion Thread
« on: January 10, 2016, 11:12:57 PM »
Buzz? It could be a sign of things to come or it could just be nothing at all.

News & Results / Re: Joshi General Discussion Thread
« on: January 10, 2016, 10:25:45 PM »

Yoshiko resurfaced as a second in the main event of today's SEAdLINNNG show. I figured this would happen sooner or later.

News & Results / Re: Oz Academy
« on: January 10, 2016, 01:11:57 AM »
Sonoko Kato retained against Arisa Nakajima despite a slow count from Mio.

After the match, Ozaki asked Tsukasa Fujimoto to join 'Ozaki-gun' and Tsukasa replied that she would think about it.

This is the best picture I could find of Nakajima's new gear.

Aoi Kizuki went through the usual Ozaki brutalization in her debut. Although she didn't bleed.

News & Results / Re: Ice Ribbon
« on: January 03, 2016, 04:09:26 AM »
Aoi Kizuki will be resigning from Ice Ribbon on 1/9 (!!!).

She just made her WAVE debut and will debut for OZ soon so that'll probably be her future.

News & Results / Re: Ice Ribbon
« on: December 30, 2015, 11:36:00 PM »

Hamuko defeated Aoi to become the 21st ICEŚ60 Champion. Lots of title changes this month.

Miyagi attacked and challenged her after the match for 1/9.

Looks like they actually got a decent Korakuen Hall attendance this time around.

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