A bit more joshi news, mostly upcoming cards & schedule updates:
JWP announced the first 2 matches for 9/11 today: Tomoko Morii vs. Toshie Uematsu & TLW World Women’s Tag Team Champions Hailey Hatred & Kaori Yoneyama vs. Hanako Nakamori & Misaki Ohata for the titles.
Upcoming events announced:
11/13-Tokyo Cinema Club
WAVE announced these new events:
10/24-Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
12/11-Shin-Kiba 1st Ring
12/25-Osaka Minami Move On Arena
They also will hold a special pre-Korakuen gathering Friday night at the Drop Kick bar in Tokyo from 9 PM-midnight. The WAVE roster will be there. Admission is 3000 yen, no reservations needed.
The promotion’s next DVD release happens Friday as well. “WAVE Maniacs 6” will focus on the January-March 2011 events. Bonus features include a WAVE vs. NEO match from 4/2/2010. The DVD runs just over 3 1/2 hours with 200 minutes of 2011 footage and 23 minutes of bonus content. Sale price is 3980 yen.
REINA announced 2 matches for Saturday’s event: The CMLL-REINA International Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament semifinals conclude with Sendai Sachiko vs. Zeuxis and the main event of Yumiko Hotta, Aki Kanbayashi & Saya vs. Mima Shimoda, La Commandante & Dama de Hierro. Zeuxis arrived in Japan today for the event, masked as always. The winner of that match advances to the tournament finals to face Ray.
Sayaka Obihiro will return to 19 Pro this week, the announced match for Friday’s broadcast is Obihiro & Kaori Yoneyama vs. Hikari Minami & Chii Tomiya.
After a week off 19 Pro returned today for a special edition, results from the Ice Ribbon School:
Makoto Final 19 Pro Match: Makoto & Chii Tomiya beat Tsukushi & Kurumi in 8:53. Makoto pinned Kurumi after a spear.
Kaori Yoneyama & Hikari Minami beat Tsukasa Fujimoto & Hikaru Shida in 10 minutes. Yoneyama pinned Shida.
Next episode is next Friday. Today’s episode is available for replay on the 19 Pro website (19pro.ne07.jp) and apparently they did air the planned Ice Ribbon pre-Korakuen meeting as the episode today runs just over 2 hours. The 2nd hour was scheduled to be the regular 19 Pro episode. A few wrestlers were featured in the first hour’s meeting including Yoneyama, Tomiya & Emi Sakura.
19 Pro has announced the card for tomorrow’s broadast, also an update on prior news:
The IW19 Singles Championship is now VACANT. Although it was never publicly announced the request by now-previous champion Chii Tomiya to vacate the title was accepted. Said request came after Tomiya’s 2nd defense, which happened on 7/22 against Makoto, went to a time limit draw. Tomiya didn’t agree with that even though per title stipulations the champion retained the title (unlike other Ice Ribbon titles, where a draw means the champion is stripped of the title). A possible title match was hinted at tomorrow but it will not happen. No word on when a match to crown a new champion will be held. More as it becomes available.
Makoto Final 19 Pro Match: Makoto & Chii Tomiya vs. Tsukushi & Kurumi
Tsukasa Fujimoto & Hikaru Shida vs. Kaori Yoneyama & Hikari Minami
It is possible that tomorrow’s episode will begin an hour early and be a 2-hour episode (6-8 PM JST/5-7 AM ET) and also include the Ice Ribbon Korakuen pre-event meeting from 6-7 PM. No matches are scheduled for the first hour.
UPDATE: More joshi news:
Ringstars reports a new match has been added to the 9/18 event produced by Kana & Mio & Io Shirai, and it will be the trio’s last tag match together before Io embarks on her solo-focusing career…and how appropriate that’s it’s all about the sisters of joshi: The Shirai sisters & Kana will face the Sendai Girls sisters-DASH Chisako & Sendai Sachiko and Ryo Mizunami. That makes 4 matches so far, the others are as follows:
Kaijin Habu Otoko vs. HARASHIMA vs. Shota (?) in a 3-way
AKINO vs. Billy Ken Kid
Kohei Sato & Sakura Hirota vs. GAMI & Atsushi Kotoge
19 Pro aired it’s 82nd episode today, results from the Ice Ribbon School:
Hikaru Shida beat Kurumi in 8:31.
Kaori Yoneyama & Hikari Minami beat Tsukasa Fujimoto & Dorami Nagano in 12:35. Minami pinned Nagano after Blockbuster.
Looking by the title of this post, you probably know who I’m talking about but if you don’t, everyone’s favorite joshi jobber, Makoto, is leaving Ice Ribbon effective after the 8/21 event at Korakuen. She will be joining SMASH. The announcement was apparently made during or after today’s episode of 19 Pro (results below) as she announced she was transferring to SMASH but she also had one last request: One more shot at the ICEx60 Singles Title. Challenge accepted by current champion Tsukasa Fujimoto. That match will happen on Sunday at the Ice Ribbon School (they might’ve done tomorrow but the card had already been announced). Naturally Makoto swore she’d win and take the belt to SMASH with her. We shall see. Sounds like at the very least it’s the next step towards her ultimate goal of becoming a WWE Diva. Seriously.
Ice Ribbon has not yet announced Sunday’s card. Tomorrow’s card is headlined by the International Ribbon Tag Team Title re-rematch of Makoto Oishi & Chou-un Shiryu defending against Hamuko Hoshi & Mochi Miyagi.
As for 19 Pro, the show returned today after a break last week, results from the Ice Ribbon School:
Tsukushi beat Kurumi in 7:05.
Kaori Yoneyama & Hikari Minami vs. Tsukasa Fujimoto & Makoto went to a 19 minute time limit draw.
UPDATE Ice Ribbon posted these comments from Makoto, loose translation:
“It is the next woman and Makoto of the ice ribbon
With the Korakuen conference on the 21st, making [sumatsushiyu] transfer, it came to the point of receiving
It is truly abrupt, you do not see…
Simply, you are one of your own dreams, the feeling that “we would like to designate the ice ribbon as world wide”, does not change under any condition even now
But as for being able to make current yourself that when thinking whether just it is what…
First you did not become “Makoto of the world and” as for the [te] you became aware that it does not become,
As for that certainly, is not once upon a time and the [te], it is now to be
Now, being more important than something, favorite from this environment even with separated
It decided in from being close to the world where by your aim, concentrating on [sumatsushiyu]
When honesty, other than the thing which joins an organization in WWE, leaving from the ice ribbon, it comes with you did not think even in dream…
You being surprised even by your, you are confused
It is how not to know completely whether from now on ahead, how it keeps becoming, but
The ice ribbon spun, as for the “Makoto story”
Still, it cannot finish no matter what
From something, in ice ribbon…
If it appears in Sakura and has not met,
Certainly, by his pulls still even now and it continued to be being confined
Until from 16 years old it is 21 years old, directly being on side,
You appreciate truly truly
By your until you become “Makoto of the world”, in the ice ribbon… where it does not return!
Certainly, because you think that is the first favor return.
How please look at your own life even from now on and, have delivered
Makoto of ice ribbon”
Makoto will work all Ice Ribbon events between now and Korakuen on 8/21. Also confirmed was the Makoto-Fujimoto title match for Sunday. And there may have been a hint something like this was coming-earlier this week the graphic ad on Ice Ribbon’s website for their mobile site featuring Makoto was changed. Makoto was replaced in the ad-it now features Mochi Miyagi.
19 Pro aired their regular episode today, results from the Ice Ribbon School:
Hikaru Shida & April Davids beat Tsukasa Fujimoto & Tsukushi in 9:18. Davids pinned Fujimoto with a German suplex hold.
IW19 Singles Champion Chii Tomiya vs. Makoto went to a 19 minute time limit draw. As a result, Tomiya retains the title. V2 for Tomiya. But Tomiya apparently asked to vacate the title afterwards. No decision made yet (it is being discussed).
No episode next week. Next episode is August 5.
Ice Ribbon has announced the schedule for tomorrow’s 80th episode of 19 Pro (no episode last week, or it was just a clip show) and there’s going to be a title match tomorrow-IW19 Singles Champion Chii Tomiya vs. Makoto for the title. This has been expected for a while and the main reason it didn’t already happen was a Makoto injury that she recently returned from.
If you’re the early-bird type, don’t forget to tune in tomorrow at 7 PM JST (roughly 6 AM ET) for the live broadcast at 19pro.ne07.jp.