Tokyo Joshi Pro-Wrestling | Still Incomplete | Saturday, 17th April 2021 | 11:30 | Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Earlier today, Tokyo Joshi Pro-Wrestling presented another major event after finishing the Max Heart Tournament. There were a lot of fans tuning in to see the event after Maki Itoh garnered some fame across the globe over in AEW. The event featured seven matches and all of the titles were being defended at the event.
OPENING MATCH | MATCH ONE | TAG-TEAM MATCH: Marika Kobashi & Sena Shiori vs Moka Miyamoto & Arisu Endo
This match was a very solid choice to open the show. With a lot of fresh eyes watching TJPW for the first time, the promotion decided to showcase some of its best talents right at the start.
The star Joshi wrestler in the mix was definitely Marika Kobashi. She was also highlighted the most in the match, being displayed as the strongest wrestler from all four of these women. However, the match was started off with the usual basic chain wrestling between Shiori and Endo. The match kicks into second gear when Kobashi is tagged in and she gets a chance to show her athletic prowess in the ring. The match is pretty much dominated by Kobashi for the most part until we reach the midpoint where Miyamoto and Endo are able to fight back up to a stalemate. The story leading into the match was that so far only Miyamoto had scored a pin over the other women while the other three were looking to score their first fall in the mix.
From the looks of things, it seemed like the statistic was going to stand however towards the end Sena Shiori was tagged in and she picked up the fall over Moka Miyamoto after making her tap out to the Checkmate. This marked Sena’s first win in TJPW since her debut in January 2020. This was a big moment for her on an even bigger stage.
MATCH TIME: 08m 39s
WINNER: Moka Miyamoto via a Checkmate
MATCH TWO | SIX-WOMAN TAG-TEAM MATCH| Yuna Manase, Mahiro Kiryu & Haruna Neko vs Raku, Pom Harajuku & Miu Watanabe
This match was Yuna Manase’s first match in Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling in over two months. She was prepared to re-establish herself as a top star in the promotion and thus the match started with a surprise attack with both teams going at it as soon as the bell rang.
The interesting mix of characters led to a very fun match being put on by these six women. Manase was looking strong in the match and had automatically taken over the role of an experienced wrestler out to prove her worth. The tag team match was a showcase of extremely agile and fast-paced wrestling and it was exactly what the show needed to follow up the opener. The crowd was also on board with the match and were fully participating in it. This was also their biggest crowd in a while with 510 fans in attendance.
After the momentum changed sides quite a few times in this athletic encounter, the match reached its climax with two women left in the ring: Raku and Haruna Neko. Haruna was bringing her 100% as she successfully connected with a neckbreaker but wasn’t able to keep the determined Raku for the three count. Confused as to what else there was left in her arsenal, Haruna went for the neckbreaker yet again only this time for Raku to counter and convert it into Doctor Yellow. Raku pinned Haruna, getting the win for her team.
MATCH TIME: 10m 10s
WINNER: Miu Watanabe, Raku & Pom Harajuku via Doctor Yellow
MATCH THREE | SPECIAL SINGELS MATCH: Miyu Yamashita vs Hikari Noa
Coming off a hard-fought and amazing hardcore match, Hikari Noa had her eyes set on winning this encounter between two extremely talented women. Noa has already cemented herself as a big match wrestler and Yamashita was a well-built star in Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling. Miyu has been recently dealing with rising stars and making them look good and that is what was expected of her in this match. Hikari had her focus set on rising in the ranks of TJPW and this was the next big step in her climb.
From the start of the match, both women were hell-bent on inflicting pain on their opponent. Yamashita wasn’t going to back down from this challenge and formally reintroduced Hikari to her brutal kicks which were Miyu’s central weapon in this match. The kicks were the ones that caused the most suffering on Noa and weakened her as the match progressed. Hikari, however, also got in a tonne of offence. She was focused on damaging Miyu’s neck while Miyu herself was focused on hurting Hikari’s skull so that when she brings out her skull kick, she stays down for the three count and that is exactly what happened. After a brutal back and forth fight, Miyu finally connected with a stiff Skull Kick which put out Hikari for good, giving Yamashita the win.
MATCH TIME: 09m 30s
WINNER: Miyu Yamashita via a Skull Kick
MATCH FOUR | THREE-WAY TAG-TEAM MATCH: Mirai Maiumi & Suzume [BeeStar] vs Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki [Magical Sugar Rabbits] vs Shoko Nakajima & Hyper Misao [Kyoraku Kyomei]
This match was the first-ever three-way tag team match in the history of Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling and it was one of the main attractions for the show. The match delivered. Fans were excited for the match as it was very highly anticipated.
There were two participants in the match who had held the promotion’s Princess Tag Team Championships before but they were on opposite ends this time around: Shoko Nakajima and Yuka Sakazaki. Even though Mirai Maiumi and Suzume are talented singles wrestlers in their own right, heading into the match, they were the underdogs because their tag team experience didn’t hold up very well. They had previously failed to win the Princess Tag Team Championship.
The match was quite eventful with the momentum changing hands very quickly as it went from one team to another. During the match, fans couldn’t have predicted which way it was going to go so the winner was going to be a surprise for them. The three teams brought their absolute best to the mat and weren’t going to be held down for the three count. Hyper Misao was highlighted in this match as a strong competitor but in the end, it was BeeStar who got their big win. After a very entertaining sequence involving all six women, Maiumi connected with a crushing lariat on Shoko Nakajima which kept her down for the three count to the surprise of everyone. The upset in the middle of the card was definitely a prominent moment in the entire show.
MATCH TIME: 10m 40s
WINNER: Mirai Maiumi & Suzume [BeeStar] via a Lariat