Joshi News: Various Card Updates & Other Notes
Quite a bit of various joshi news today, here’s a mini-roundup of sorts:
Stardom announced Sunday’s card today:
Pre-Debut Exhibition Match: Saki Kashima vs. Natsuki*Taiyo. 3 minute time limit
Yoshiko vs. Eri Susa
Haruka vs. Cherry. 3 minute time limit
Natsuki*Taiyo vs. Arisa Hoshiko
Nanae Takahashi & Mayu Iwatani vs. Yuzuki Aikawa & Yoko Bito
The promotion’s first DVD will also go on sale Sunday. It’s a 4-hour compilation of the promotion’s first season, aka the first 5 events (2/12, 2/27, 3/27, 4/3, 5/10). It’ll sell for 5500 yen.
Retirement sure hasn’t stopped Yoshiko Tamura from still being around wrestling. She has made a number of event appearances, mostly for new DVD sales, namely some compilations featuring her greatest matches and career highlights from NEO, and with such a DVD going on sale June 18, she’ll appear at the 6/26 JWP event in Osaka and those who buy the DVD on that day will be able to have theirs autographed by Tamura herself. How awesome that would be!
REINA announced a title match for their 6/19 event-TLW Women’s International Champion Aki Kanbayashi vs. TBA for the title. Also announced was Ray vs. Silueta.
JWP has added a second title match to Sunday’s event: TLW World Women’s Singles Champion Hailey Hatred vs. Sachie Abe for the title. It’s also a J-1 Grand Prix 2011 semifinal match, the winner will meet either Leon or Hanako Nakamori in the finals. Leon-Nakamori will also be for the JWP Openweight Championship held by Leon (but not the High Speed Championship).