April 30 Update
- Jd' held their 3rd anniversary show at Tokyo Korakuen Hall yesterday, drawing 1650 which is a long way from a sellout, but above average for Jd' as they normally draw only around 1500 at the venue. The show itself didn't sound too bad. The opener was a three way dance between Hiroyo Muto, Sachie Abe and Obacchi Iizuka, Muto won the match pinning both her opponents after 7:04 and 10:43 respectively. Megumi Yabushita retained her Jd' Junior title for the second time, making Yuki Miyazaki submit at the 11:41 mark. Cooga and Sumie Sakai retained their TWF World Tag Team titles against The Bloody and Fang Suzuki by pinfall after 24:02 when Sakai beat Bloody. Lioness Asuka & Morimatsu beat JWP's Dynamite Kansai & Kana Misaki when Lioness pinned Kana in 20:02. Finally, Yuko Kosugi defeated Shark Tsuchiya, revenging all the times she had had her face cut by Shark. Kosugi scored the pin after 14:05.
- Azumi Hiuga defeated Kana Misaki at Korakuen Hall yesterday to retain the JWP Open Weight title. It was her second defence since she won the title back in February.
- Yumi Fukawa was absent from some recent cards due to a mild head injury. Fukawa returned yesterday, working a six woman elimination tag team match in Kanagawa. In other notable matches from that show, Ayako Hamada drew with Queen of ARSION Mariko Yoshida (what a joke), and Mikiko Futagami beat Mika Akino.
Today ARSION were in Chiba and presented another small card due to several wrestlers being absent. Only results worth mentioning are thata Ayako Hamada, Mika Akino & Mari Apache beat Rie Tamada, Michiko Ohmukai & Yumi Fukawa when Mari pinned Fukawa, and Aja Kong & Mikiko Futagami beat Mariko Yoshida & Fabi Apache.
- For full results from recent shows, take a look at Results.
April 28 Update
- Complete lineup for All Japan Women's show on the afternoon of May 5 at Tokyo, Korakuen Hall is Manami Toyota & Kumiko Maekawa vs. Nanae Takahashi & Miho Wakizawa; Yumiko Hotta vs. Kaoru Ito and in Top of the Super Light matches, Chaparrita ASARI vs. Momoe Nakanishi and Kayo Noumi vs. Acute Sae.
- Results from both today and yesterday's All Japan Women shows are on the Results page.
April 26 Update
- Biggest news of the day is that Yasha Kurenai of Ladies Legend Pro Wrestling announced her retirement at yesterday's show.
Kurenai, real name Rumi Yasuda, began her career in the Japanese Women's Pro group, debuting against Mami Kitamura on December 1, 1989 which was the same show that Hikari Fukuoka who also retired recently debuted on. When JWP closed down in 1992, she moved to LLPW and began using the Kurenai name. Kurenai and Eagle Sawai represented LLPW at All Japan Women's Tag League The Best '93, and later that year captured her first title, the All Japan Tag Team title. With partner Miki Handa, she defeated AJW's Kaoru Ito and Sakie Hasegawa to capture the belts on December 6 1993. They finally dropped the belts on September 27, 1994 to the younger LLPW combination of Michiko Ohmukai and Carol Midori.
Between June 1996 and September 1998, Yasha enjoyed three reigns with the LLPW Six Woman tag team titles, teaming with such partners as Mikiko Futagami, Carol Midori, Noriyo Tateno and LLPW boss Rumi Kazama. Yasha captured her only singles title on November 29, 1998, claiming the All Pacific title from Kumiko Maekawa. Maekawa regained the belt on February 26, 1999. Kurenai will have her final match on July 20.
- JWP ran a show at JWP Hall in Tokyo today. The JWP vs. Neo Ladies series continued as Ran YuYu, Carlos Amano and Azumi Hiuga defeated Yoshiko Tamura, Misae Genki & Yuka Nakamura by two falls to one in a best of three falls main event. As is commonplace in these matches, the first two falls were both quick throw-aways, followed by a long third fall that ended when Ran pinned Nakamura. Full results are available. Chikako Shiratori and Yuki Lee were both absent.
- ARSION are working almost at half-strength currently with only eleven workers competing at yesterday's show. Reggie Bennett, Candy Okutsu, Hiromi Yagi and Yumi Fukawa were all absent. Yagi doesn't appear at every show, and is technically an outsider, so it isn't that surprising for her not to be there. Bennett and Candy are both currently on leave, and scheduled to return soon. I have no idea what has happened to Fukawa. She worked the Niigata main event on April 24, so she may be injured.
- Complete lineup for AJW's event on May at their office's in Tokyo is ZAP I vs. Miyuki Fuji; Little Frankie vs. Tomezo Tsunokake; Kumiko Maekawa vs. Nanae Takahashi vs. Kayo Noumi; Yumiko Hotta, Manami Toyota & Momoe Nakanishi vs. Takako Inoue, Tomoko Watanabe & Miho Wakizawa.
- Former Crush Gals Lioness Asuka and Chigusa Nagayo seem to be having a contest with one another over who can get away with spending the least time in the ring for their singles matches. In the opener of GAEA's Korakuen Hall show yesterday, Chigusa beat Kaori Nakayama in 35 seconds, and Lioness squashed Sonoko Kato in just 32 seconds. Incidentally, the show drew a sellout crowd of 2000. All Japan regularly draw sellouts of 2100 at Korakuen, but still, this is the largest joshi puroresu crowd this year since a legit sellout of 2136 by Neo Ladies on January 10.
- Lineup for the GAEA "Wipe Out" event in Saitama on May 9 will be Mima Shimoda & Sugar Sato vs. Meiko Satomura & Sonoko Kato; Mayumi Ozaki vs. Sakura Hirota; Etsuko Mita & Kaori Nakayama vs. Toshiyo Yamada & Sonoko Kato; and in the opener, Chigusa Nagayo vs. Chikayo Nagashima.
President Lioness Asuka has made further changes to GAEA's web site, replacing the GAEA logo with an SSU logo, and listing the names of all eight SSU members as opposed to GAEA members as was previously there.
April 25 Update
- I've said this before, but it has become necessary to say it again. I do not have a problem with people using news/results from this site for their own newsboards etc. The only thing I ask is that you credit this site, and list the address. In case you've forgotten, the address is http://homepages.which.net/~james.phillips/women.htm. It really isn't difficult, but several people (who I will not give free publicity by naming) seem to be incapable of doing so.
- For some reason, LLPW have decided to push Keiko Aono. Aono tagged with Shinobu Kandori on both the April 18 and 24 shows, and today she teamed Harley Saito and Noriyo Tateno to capture the LLPW Six Woman Tag Team titles from Shark Tsuchiya, Eagle Sawai and Lioness Asuka. Harley pinned Eagle after 14:56 to win them the match and titles. This win gives Aono her first ever title, and Harley her first title in more than seven years.
- Main event of GAEA's Korakuen Hall show this afternoon saw the team of Mayumi Ozaki, Lioness Asuka and Mima Shimoda defeat Meiko Satomura, KAORU & Sonoko Kato when Shimoda pinned KAORU after 18:43. Today's AJW event had a main event of Yumiko Hotta & Manami Toyota defeating Kumiko Maekawa & Takako Inoue when Hotta went over Maekawa at the 19:07 mark. Finally over at ARSION, Aja Kong & Michiko Ohmukai defeated Mikiko Futagami & Rie Tamada when Ohmukai pinned Tamada in 18:24. Check out Results for the complete happenings from those shows.
- GAEA have added two music CD's to the merchandise section of their web page. The first, entitled "GAEA Rhythmn" contains the tracks "2001 GAEA Remix", "The Way To GAEA", "Brave Heart" (by Chigusa Nagayo), "Bomb", "Feel The Magic" (by KAORU), "Cool In Tha Jungle", "Rush And Beat" (by Sonoko Kato), "Fiesta" (by Toshie Uematsu), "Catch Up" (by Makie Numao), "Rock Your Life Away" (by Meiko Satomura), "Born To Win" (by Chikayo Nagashima), "Lucky Day" (by Chihiro Nakano), and "I've Got The Power".
The second CD is called "GAEA REC" and consists of: "ZERO" (by Zero), "Take Your Spirit Higher", "Go Ahead", "SAKURA" (by Sakura Hirota), "Give The Fire A BLOW" (by Sonoko Kato), "Miracle" (by Toshie Uematsu), "Fire" (by Toshiyo Yamada), "Real Dream" (by Rina Ishii), "Oz Academy", "OZAKI'S WAITING" (by Mayumi Ozaki), "Take Your Spirit Higher", "Go Ahead" and "Tell Me Why?" (by Chigusa Nagayo).
April 24 Update
- At today's Big Japan show, Crusher Maedomari of the Mad Dog Military stable defeated Chihiro Nakano after only 1:58.
- Candy Okutsu and Reggie Bennett are currently absent from ARSION shows. I'm not entirely sure where Reggie is, although she is supposed to be working at the ARS Tournament next month. Candy is having more back problems and has been given time off because of this. I believe Candy is also working on a music CD that is to be released in Japan shortly.
- LLPW ran their second show of the month today, and will be having another one tomorrow. In the main event, Shark Tsuchiya, Lioness Asuka & Eagle Sawai make a rare defence of the LLPW Six Woman tag team titles against Keiko Aono, Noriyo Tateno & Harley Saito. Other matches are Shinobu Kandori vs. Aya Koyama, Rumi Kazama vs. Junko Yagi, Megumi Sato & Yasha Kurenai vs. Carol Midori & Sayuri Okino and Miho Watabe vs. Crusher Maedomari.
- LLPW and ARSION held shows today, take a look at results for more info.
April 23 Update
- Lineup for the May 9 ARSION event in Shizuoka City is Candy Okutsu, Ayako Hamada, Ai Fujita, & Mika Akino vs. Aja Kong, The Apache's & La Galactica 2000; Rie Tamada vs. Mikiko Futagami; Michiko Ohmukai vs. Yumi Fukawa and Mariko Yoshida vs. the winner of Tamada vs. Futagami. On May 11 in Iwate they have Akino & Candy vs. Hamada & Fujita; Fukawa & Ohmukai vs. Aja & Futagami; Yoshida vs. Tamada and Aja vs. La Galactica 2000.
- AJW Revenage '99 continues on May 3 in Tokyo for an afternoon show. Matches aer Manami Toyota vs. Miyuki Fuji; Little Frankie vs. Tomezo Tsunokake; Yumiko Hotta, Kaoru Ito & Momoe Nakanishi vs. Takako Inoue, Tomoko Watanabe & Miho Wakizawa.
- AJW move '99 is happening at Korakuen Hall on the afternoon of May 5. Only matches announced are Chaparrita ASARI vs. Momoe Nakanishi and Kayo Noumi vs. Acute Sae as part of the Super Lightweight tournament.
- An amended lineup for the May 5 Neo Ladies "Golden Gate 99 Starting Over" event on May 5 (evening) in Kawasaki has been released. Main event remains as Kyoko Inoue vs. Takako Inoue. Other matches are "Joshi Puroresu New Wave" Azumi Hiuga vs. Yoshiko Tamura; Saya Endo vs. Kumiko Maekawa in a "Zenjo vs. Neo" match; Tanny Mouse & Yuka Nakamura vs. Crusher Maedomari & the beautiful ring announcer Ayako Ishida; Commando Bolshoi vs. the winner of Chaparrita ASARI vs. Momoe Nakanishi and Sumie Sakai vs. winner of Kayo Noumi vs. Acute Sae as part of the WWWA Super Lightweight title tournament; finally another Zenjo vs. Neo match, that being Misae Genki vs. Miho Wakizawa.
April 21 Update
- A women's tag team match pitting Mayumi Ozaki, Sugar Sato & Kaori Nakayama against GAEA's Sonoko Kato, Toshie Uematsu & Sonoko Kato is scheduled for the May 5 FMW show in Kawasaki.
- Jd's third anniversary show is taking place on April 29 at Tokyo, Korakuen Hall. Sumie Sakai & Cooga defend the TWF Tag Team titles against Fang Suzuki & The Bloody in the main event. Other matches are Yuko Kosugi vs. Shark Tsuchiya; Kana Misaki & Dynamite Kansai (JWP) vs. Lioness Asuka & Morimatsu; and finally Megumi Yabushita vs. Yuki Miyazaki for the Jd' Junior title.
- JWP are running a round-robin tournament to crown a new JWP Junior champion. The former champion, Tomoko Miyaguchi aka Ran YuYu, vacated the championship a while back. The tournament began at today's show with Kayoko Haruyama pinning Acute Sae after 15:21 and Tsubaba Kuragaki pinned Yuka Nakamura (Neo Ladies) in 10:11. Point standings so far are Haruyma (2), Kuragaki (2), Sae (1) and Nakamura (1).
- JWP tag team champions Commando Bolshoi and Carlos Amano retained the titles today by way of a win over Dynamite Kansai and Kana Misaki, when Amano forced Misaki to submit to her juji-gatame at the 20:00 mark. Also in an interpromotional match, JWP's Ran YuYu and Azumi Hiuga beat Neo Ladies' Yoshiko Tamura and Misae Genki. Move over to results for full details.
- At the Neo Ladies "Golden Gate '99 Staring Over" show on May 5 in Kawasaki, Crusher Maedomari will team with Neo's ring announcer, the gorgeous Ayako Ishida against Tanny Mouse and Yuka Nakamura. From where I'm standing, having Miss Kojika wannabee team with Ishida makes little sense because on the February Neo Ladies Samurai TV show, Crusher got in her face before a match, prompting Ayako to push her. Following the match, Crusher again attacked her and tried to rip her dress.
April 19 Update
- JWP's lineup for the first night of the "New J Northern Light Tour" on April 19 is Dynamite Kansai & Kana Misaki vs. Devil Masami & Commando Bolshoi; and Neo Ladies' Yoshiko Tamura & Misae Genki vs. Carlos Amano & Ran YuYu.
In Osaka on April 21 they have Amano & Bolsoi defending the JWP Tag Team titles against Dynamite Kansai & Kana Misaki. At the Korakuen Hall, Tokyo TV Taping on April 26, matches will be Azumi Hiuga, Ran YuYu & Carlos Amano vs. Misae Genki, Yoshiko Tamura & Yuka Nakamura (Neo Ladies) and Kansai & Bolshoi vs. Devil Masami & Kana Misaki.
- JWP are running their seventh anniversary show on April 29, also at Tokyo Korakuen Hall. In the main event, Azumi Hiuga defends the JWP Open Weight title against Kana Misaki; Maya Hashimoto takes on Yuka Nakamura for the JWP Junior Title; Devil Masami & Acute Sai meet Commando Bolshoi & Kayoko Haruyama; other matches are Kansai vs. Morimatsu (Jd'); Lioness Asuka (SSU) vs. Ran YuYu and Tsubasa Kuragaki vs. Carlos Amano.
- Neo Ladies "Golden Gate '99 Staring Over" tour begins on May 5 in Kawasaki Kanagawa with Kyoko Inoue vs. Takako Inoue; Yoshiko Tamura vs. Azumi Hiuga (JWP); Etsuko Mita vs. Toshiyo Yamada; Tanny Mouse & Yuka Nakamura vs. Crusher Maedomari & a partner TBA; a "Top of the Super Light WWWA" match involving Chaparrita ASARI, Kayo Noumi (AJW), Momoe Nakanishi (AJW), Commando Bolshoi (JWP), Acute Sae (JWP) and Sumie Sakai (Jd'). Presumably the winner of that match/tournament gets the WWWA Super Light Weight belt, originally held by ASARI but vacated a few years ago.
- Neo Ladies are holding a show to celebrate the birthday's of Kyoko Inoue and Saya Endo on April 25. No matches have been announced yet.
- At tonights Jd' show, Morimatsu & Lioness Asuka beat Megumi Yabushita & Yuko Kosugi in 13:42 when Asuka pinned Kosugi. JWP were in Nagoya today, main event saw Kana Misaki & Dynamite Kansai defeate Devil Masami & Carlos Amano at the 12:45 mark when Kana pinned Amano. Full results from those shows are on the Results page.
April 18 Update
- Yuko Kosugi retained her AWF Women's Championship for the first time today defeating Sumie Sakai by pinfall after 17:24 at the Jd show held at KBS Hall in Kyoto. With Jaguar Yokota retired, the heels are continuing to dominate Jd', making for some rather uninteresting matches when you know who's going to win. The faces didn't even get into today's main event as Morimatsu and Lioness Asuka defeat Fang Suzuki and The Bloody when Lioness pinned Fang at the 18:53 mark.
LLPW were in Okayama today for a rare show, only notable result was Eagle Sawai and Crusher Maedomari defeated Shinobu Kandori and Keiko Aono in the main event when Maedomari pinned Kandori. Only joking, of course, Eagle pinned Aono, after 19:34.
JWP champion Azumi Hiuga defeated Devil Masami by pinfall in a non-title match at Osaka's IMP Hall today. ARSION and AJW were also active today, with Mariko Yoshida & Michiko Ohmukai defeating Aja Kong & Yumi Fukawa at the ARSION event, and Nanae Takahashi & Miho Wakizawa going over Momoe Nakanishi & Kayo Noumi in AJW's big match. For full results from these shows, take a look at Results.
April 17 Update
- Card for GAEA's "Wipe Out" show on May 5 is Chikayo Nagashima, Mima Shimoda & Etsuko Mita vs. Sakura Hirota, Toshie Uematsu & Toshiyo Yamada; Lioness Asuka vs. Sonoko Kato; Mayumi Ozaki & Kaori Nakayama vs. KAORU & Meiko Satomura; Sugar Sato vs. Sakura Hirota; Chikayo Nagashima vs. RIE; and Sugar Sato vs. Chigusa Nagayo. Nagayo is being 'forced' to work the opening matches by 'President' Lioness Asuka.
- GAEA shows in June and will be held on June 20 at Tokyo, Korakuen Hall, June 26 at Kyoto, KBS Hall, June 27 at Akurosu Fukuoka, July 3 in Hamamatsu and July 4 at Osaka, IMP Hall.
- Cooga and Sumie Sakai defend their TWF Tag Team titles against The Bloody and Fang Suzuki in the main event of Jd's Korakuen Hall show on April 29. In other matches, Megumi Yabushita defends the Jd' Junior title against Yuki Miyazaki, Yoko Takahashi takes on Tomoko and finally Yuko Kosugi is once again going to get her face cut by Shark Tsuchiya.
- AJW are holding a show at their garage on April 18. The main event is a six woman tag pitting Momoe Nakanishi, Nanae Takahashi & Sachie Nishibori against Miho Wakizawa, Kayo Noumi & Tomoka Isozaki. Also booked is the most interesting AJW match of the year so far, with the ZAPs unmasked on opposing teams as Kaoru Ito & Manami Toyota challenge Tomoko Watanabe & Kumiko Maekawa. Other matches are Yumiko Hotta vs. Miyuki Fuji and Little Frankie vs. Tomezo Tsunokake.
- JWP's main event on April 19 is Ran YuYu & Carlos Amano vs. Azumi Hiuga & Kana Misaki.
- A couple of notes from the April 4 GAEA anniversary show... Chigusa Nagayo now has ginger hair! During her match with Lioness Asuka, Chigusa was put through a table and had a fireball thrown at her! Reports of the the Yokohama Bunka Gym bring half empty may not have been true as it looked fairly full in the photos. Sonoko Kato has a new outfit, a one-piece blue costume. Also Sonoko was working with her thigh bandaged up.