TJPW Autumn Tour (16/9/22) Review

The bee goes for a spin. Credit: TJPW

After a quiet couple of weeks, TJPW were back in Shinkiba to start making moves toward Wrestle Princess. The main event of this show decided who would challenge for the International Title while the semi-main put Shoko and Yuka on opposite sides of the ring. I’ve always got a base level of excitement for big TJPW shows, but let’s see if this manages to push me over the edge.

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TJPW City Circuit (4/9/22) Review

Down comes the axe. Credit: TJPW

With the success of the Yuki Arai project, Nagoya has become a solid secondary market for TJPW. They’re slowly building up the size of the rooms they run there, and her winning the tag belts gave them a perfect main event for this show. That’s a nice coincidence, isn’t it? It’s almost like someone planned it.

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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 (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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Ramblings About’s Matches of the Month for July 2022

Not even Aja Kong can resist Raku’s charms. Credit: TJPW

Somehow, we’ve finished up another month, which means it’s time for my favourite matches from the last 31 days. As usual, there is probably all sorts of cool stuff that I’ve missed, so if you have anything to recommend, pop it in the comments below and feed my disturbing wrestling habit. If not, enjoy the article, and if you have a few quid going spare, consider throwing it in the pot.

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TJPW Princess Cup (23/7/22) Review

Ring-a-Pom. Credit: TJPW

Unfortunately, Mizuki got ill before this show, causing her to drop out of the Princess Cup (sending Shoko Nakajima into the next round) and Koda to do some tweaking. Thankfully, it’s not COVID, and she should be back sooner rather than later, but fingers crossed she’s feeling alright. Less importantly, it throws a spanner into my Cup predictions. As much as I have Miu down to win this thing, I assumed that Mizuki would beat Shoko, earning herself a future (probably successful) title shot. Now, who knows what’s going to go down (yes, I have decided I was right about that), but I’m looking forward to finding out.

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