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Non-Joshi Talk / Re: Hello Friends!
« Last post by Eivion on July 16, 2016, 09:20:04 AM »
Welcome. Its nice to see the occasional new member. Samurai & Gaora may not be available, but NJPW, WAVE, & Stardom do have websites which you can stream shows from.
Non-Joshi Talk / Hello Friends!
« Last post by KaraZorEl on July 15, 2016, 02:35:14 PM »
So, I just joined today. I have been a fan of joshi/women's wrestling for 11 years now? Maybe longer. I mostly like the stuff from Japan, but I don't mind watching some American/British indies now and then.

I wish there was an easy way to access Samurai TV and Gaora from the states. I've never miss a show, even if they do come like once every three months.
News & Results / Re: SENDAI
« Last post by JoshiFanficz on July 14, 2016, 12:39:28 AM »
Meiko, Chisako and Cassandra are representing SENDAI at Chikara's King of Trios this year.
News & Results / Re: JWP Project
« Last post by JoshiFanficz on July 14, 2016, 12:37:29 AM »
Bolshoi, Nakamori and Katsu will be representing JWP at CHIKARA's King of Trios this year. Pretty surprised Katsu is getting an oppourtunity like this so soon after returning over Nakajima or even Hagane or Rabbit. She's probably going to be pushed to the moon very quickly, just like Nakajima when she returned in 2012.
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
Stardom 6/16/16 - Chelsea vs. Shanna
This was fairly rough at times, but generated some solid work. Chelsea's style is a bit older, but she does know what she is doing. She just lacks a much needed athleticism to make it work the best she could. She lags behind too much as she has trouble keeping up. Shanna works maybe just a pinch too hard and she ca make things little obvious. She wasn't so bad with that here though he could sell a little better. This would have been fairly good with a Chelsea who can keep up the pace. Unfortunately it falls short.

Stardom 6/16/16 - Kairi Hojo vs. Yoko Bito
Mostly a set up to show off Bito but not a bad one. Bito lacks a bit of spirit but didn't show any ring rust at all, showing a confidence in her role that even back in 2012 she was lacking at least on a consistent level. They clearly have big things in store for her going off of what she survived here. Realistically she only has 8 months over the current class of rookies so hopefully she steps up in the coming months. Still she definitely seems a few paces ahead of them which I wasn't sure of with the 4 years she has been away so I'm thinking a little more positively about Bito's future in Stardom.
I've been going through the previous decade of Joshi recently and these were two matches involving big names of that era that I realized never actually happened.

Momoe Nakanishi vs Azumi Hyuga
Momoe Nakanishi vs Meiko Satomura

I imagine these might have happened somewhere down the road if Momoe hadn't retired when she did, especially with AJW and GAEA folding shortly after and the smaller promotions would've wanted some more star power.
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
« Last post by Eivion on April 23, 2016, 10:04:43 PM »
Yeah that sucks, I'm still not sure why its not happening.
News & Results / Re: Ice Ribbon
« Last post by WFSX 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
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