Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling (TJPW) return to Korakuen Hall on the 17th of April for Still Incomplete. Still Incomplete has all 3 championships being defended as well as some great matches on the undercard.
This has the potential to be the best TJPW show of the year
With that out of the way, let’s get into the preview.
Still Incomplete will stream live on Wrestle Universe. Bell time is 11:30 JST (10:30PM EDT, 7:30PM PDT, 3:30AM BST).
Match 1: Sena Shiori and Marika Kobashi vs Moka Miyamoto and Arisu Endo
We start the show with a tag match. 3 of the 4 competitors in this match have 1 year or less experience wrestling, so this is almost like a rookie showcase.
The only person with more is than 2 years of experience in the match is Kobashi, who has 5.
Miyamoto and Endo, who have the least amount of experience, are constantly improving and will be looking for their first victory over someone.
Shiori has been teaming with friend Hikari Noa for a chunk of the year; improving alongside her and even getting to the semi-finals of the Max Heart Tag Tournament.
Kobashi has been mainly in tag matches this year, trying to regain her place in TJPW after she left for a year in 2019.
The match should be a solid undercard match as all the woman are improving and trying to move up the card.
Match 2: Pom Harajuku/Miu Watanabe/Raku vs Mahiro Kiryu/Yuna Manase/Haruna Neko
Six person tag next. We pretty much have the rest of the roster that isn’t a match facing off.
Now that isn’t meant to be a gripe or anything like that because TJPW’s six-person tags are fun. And this one shouldn’t be any different because there are some good looking matchups here.
Yuna Manase has become a regular of the TJPW Korakuen shows since leaving TJPW last year. While a Ganbare Pro regular, she has popped up in other Joshi promotions and has been really good.
Her facing Miu Watanabe in this match should be good. Two powerhouses going at it should be a lot of fun.
Raku got her first pinfall victory of the year at the last Korakuen show – will she be able to do it again? Raku has got a lot of charisma and is easy to root for. The charisma sometimes makes people overlook that she has improved a whole lot since the start of 2020, and she is only going to improve.
Plus look out for the Good Night Express one of the most fun moves in wrestling.
Harajuku and Neko are always good in tag matches. Their movesets are really fun and seem suited for tag matches. They always do great in tag matches.
And Mahiro Kiryu is, in my opinion, kind of overlooked considering she is pretty good. Teaming with Kamiyu seems to have worked out great and she seems to have more confidence and is constantly improving.
Expect a bit of everything in this match. A classic staple of the TJPW six-person tag.
Match 3: Miyu Yamashita vs Hikari Noa
A singles match next between Miyu Yamashita and Hikari Noa, which could end up being one of the matches of the night.
Hikari Noa has been on a roll recently in terms of high profile matches. She finally got a hardcore match on the 1st of April; something she has been wanting for a long time. She faced off against Rina Yamashita in the main event of the first TJPW Inspiration show. While she lost, Noa gave a good account of herself in this match and was as good as a hardcore match debut she could have wished for.
Now she gets another big opportunity here. An almost prove yourself and show how far you have come match here. A match against TJPW’s Ace.
As for Miyu Yamashita, minus a singles match against Maki Itoh at Januarys TJPW Korakuen show, she has mainly been in tag matches. Teaming with 121000000 partner Maki Itoh. together she and Itoh made the finals of the Max Heart Tag Tournament losing to NEO-Bishiki-Gun in the finals.
This is a chance for Yamashita just to remind people of why she is TJPW’s ace.
Now, this isn’t the first time these two have face in singles action. They have faced 3 times before. With Yamashita winning all 3 times.
Only time will tell if the 4th time will be the charm for Hikari Noa.
Match 4: 3 way tag match
Yuka Sakazaki/Mizuki vs Shoko Nakajima/Hyper Misao vs Suzume/Mirai Maiumi
For the first time in TJPW history, a 3 way tag team match will take place.
On one side we have the Magical Sugar Rabbits. Former Princess tag team champions, and very good singles wrestlers to boot. Mizuki is a two time Princess Cup winner. Yuka Sakazaki was the Princess of Princess champion up until January this year.
They will be looking to get the victory here after a disappointing Max heart tag team tournament that saw them go out in the first round.
They arguably have the best partner chemistry in this match so that could be a deciding factor.
Shoko Nakajima and Hyper Misao on the other hand had a great Max Heart Tournament, getting to the semi-finals and pinning the Princess Tag Team champions to get there; meaning there might be a title challenge in their future. Even if Hyper Misao challenged for the championships in February with hero partner Shin-ultra-Shoko.
Misao’s antics here might be the difference-maker in this match.
BeeStar is for sure the most inexperienced team in this match. Both debuted in the summer of 2019 so they have less than 4 years of experience between them. To put that in perspective Mizuki has 8 years of experience, both Shoko and Yuka have 7 and Misao has 6.
While they might be outmatched there, Suzume is quick and agile, while Mirai has the strength advantage over everyone else. If they can put that to good use, they could potentially score the upset.
Expect a whole lot of speed in this match, some Misao shenanigans and Mirai’s power and submissions.
It should be a fun match.
Match 5: International Princess Championship Match
Yuki Kamifuku (C) vs Nao Kakuta
Here we have a normal match. Normal because that is what Kamiyu described Kakuta as. Normal.
The way she challenged for the championship was normal.
Even if Kamiyu thought that, she still accepted the challenge.
Kakuta doesn’t mind though. She has been pretty strong since joining TJPW, only losing to Princess of Princess champion Rika Tatsumi.
Kakuta may be Kamiyu’s toughest opponent yet. She is the oldest member of the TJPW roster at 34 years old. She is pretty well travelled competing for Actwres girl’Z, WRESTLE-1 and Ice Ribbon just to name a few.
Kakuta will have the experience advantage going into this match.
For Kamiyu this will be the first time she defends against someone who has more experience than her. Kamiyu has been on a roll as International Princess Champion. Having improved a lot and gaining plaudits and rightly so. Her championship has been a great part of TJPW in 2021.
Kamiyu will need to rely on her height advantage and her craftiness if she wants to retain the championship.
I don’t really know what to expect from this match. I am sure we will get eye pokes from Kamiyu and hair throws from Kakuta.
It should be good. I have been waiting to see Kakuta in a singles match; while Kamiyu’s last defence was one of my favourite matches of the year.
Match 6: Princess Tag Team Championship Match
Bakuretsu Sisters (C) (Yuki Aino/Nodoka Tenma) vs NEO Biishiki-Gun (Sakisama/Mei-Saint Michel)
After NEO Biishiki-Gun won the Max heart tag team tournament, they called out the Bakurestsu Sisters. At first, Sakisama offered to buy the championships off of the Bakuretsu Sisters. The Sisters refused.
So Sakisama had to settle for a title match on this show.
NEO Biishiki-Gun has been trying to get under the skin of the Bakuretsu Sisters. They have been name-calling, even calling them Korakuen pork.
Tenma laughed it off saying she likes beef more than pork. Aino came up with the idea of selling Korakuen pork during the show.
NEO Biishiki-Gun may be coming into this match as the slight favourites, they won the Max Heart tag team tournament, a tournament designed to find out who the strongest team in TJPW was. Sakisama will bring her hard kicks and arrogance, While Mei Saint-Michel will bring speed as well as some tray shenanigans. Her tray has caught out many in TJPW and is a weapon in the arsenal of NEO Biishiki-Gun.
The Bakurestsu Sisters will bring their strength and teamwork. Not many have the chemistry of the Bakuretsu Sisters. I mean, they are real-life sisters. They will have the power advantage. But I think they will be walking into this match as underdogs.
The Bakurestsu Sisters have been beaten by Sakisama before. This was when Sakisama was still teaming with Misao.
I expect this to be a closely fought match. The Bakurestsu Sisters don’t want to give up the belts. But once Sakisama sets her eyes on something it’s very hard to stop her from getting it.
Princess of Princess Championship Match
Rika Tatsumi (C) vs Maki Itoh
Main event time and it’s for the biggest prize in TJPW, the Princess of Princess championship.
Maki Itoh challenged Rika Tatsumi for the championship after she came back to Japan after competing for AEW.
Itoh pined Tatsumi in the Max heart tag team tournament, so she had earned the title shot.
Tatsumi had accused Itoh of losing her edge and sharpness in the ring. While Itoh agreed, she realised when competing in AEW how charismatic she is. So now she has a newfound confidence. Itoh wants to win and lead Tokyo Joshi to the Tokyo Dome with her popularity.
Itoh’s rise in popularity has not gone under Tatsumi’s radar, with her saying Itoh is a major star while she is just at the independent level.
But she says strong is strong no matter the level. She had to scrap and crawl for years before winning the Princess of Princess championship. And she isn’t going to give it up in her second defence.
Itoh may walk in as the international favourite in terms of popularity. Itoh will need to use all her headbutts and her never give up attitude to beat the champion.
Tatsumi won’t mind not being the international favourite. She will just want to retain the championship. She will want to continue to lead Tokyo Joshi Pro in 2021. Lead them to new heights.
It’s the hard head of Maki Itoh vs the diamond hips of Rika Tatsumi.
And it happens live on Wrestle Universe on the 17th of April