Ramblings About’s Matches of the Month for August 2022

August has been a hell of a month for the old wrestling. Between the Princess Cup and the 5STAR, we’ve had loads of high-profile singles matches in the two big joshi companies, plus a load of exciting stuff helping elsewhere. It means this is a long one, but fingers crossed it’s also a good one, and there will be plenty for you all to get your teeth into.

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TJPW Perfection (27/8/22) Review

Daisy Monkey working in tandem. Credit: TJPW

It was another busy weekend for TJPW as they spent Saturday at KFC Hall before heading to Korakuen on Sunday. Perfection is the first of those two shows, and while that perhaps makes it the less important one, it still served up Raku vs Yuka and Miyu vs Pom, so I was anticipating a good time. Was I right to do so? Let’s find out.

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TJPW Perfection (21/8/22) Review

Yuka ruins another career. Credit: TJPW

With the Princess Cup done and dusted, TJPW don’t have to wait long before their next visit to Korakuen Hall. They’ll be back in that famous old venue on the 28th of August, hosting a women-only event where everyone gets in for free. Before they get there, though, they’re nipping to KFC Hall, where they’ve booked a battle between two of the stars of the final days of the Cup, Miu Watanabe and Pom Harajuku. Now, that’s exciting!

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TJPW Princess Cup (13/8/22) Review

Can Miu survive the Ace? Credit: TJPW

Tokyo Joshi is doing a rare Korakuen double-header to bring the Princess Cup to a close. The focus for night one was on the semi-finals, but they were far from the only thing to catch my eye, as Max the Impaler made their Japanese debut against Pom. I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen Max wrestle, but everything I have seen of them made me very excited for that match. Would it live up to my high expectations? Time to find out.

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TJPW Princess Cup (31/7/22) Review

Don’t give up, Miu! Credit: TJPW

TJPW’s latest show saw us reach the quarter-finals of the Princess Cup, and our remaining competitors were an intriguing bunch. Miu is still my pick, but you could have convinced me that any of these eight would go the whole way. Despite that, there were clear favourites in each match, as Shoko, Yuka, Miyu and Rika are always hard to look past. The question was, would we see some upsets? Or would the established four march into the semis? Time to find out.

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TJPW Summer Sun Princess ’22 (9/7/22) Review

The Diamond Ass is versatile. Credit: TJPW

I can’t imagine anyone reading this is interested in my private life, but I spent the last five days in a field, baking in the sun, drinking too much beer and watching loads of live music, so to say I’m a bit frazzled is an understatement. Therefore, if this is even more nonsensical than usual, you have to forgive me because that’s the law. And yes, I could have waited a day or two, but I was desperate to watch this show and didn’t want to.

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