On the 21st of February show, it was announced that TJPW would be running a show called TJPW Inspiration.
It’s a smaller show that will run once every few months.
- There will be 3 matches or so. This means fewer wrestlers on the card
- The tickets will be cheaper
- And the show will have experimental ideas. What that means i don’t really know but if I had to guess its match types that TJPW don’t really do
Since this is the first one I have decided to do a little preview.
This show will take place on the 4th of April in Shin-kiba.
Let’s get into the matches
Raku vs Rika Tatsumi
The current Princess of Princess champion meets TJPW’s resident train enthusiast.
Raku has had quite a quiet year so far, mainly being in tag matches apart from 1 singles match at TJPW’s 3rd PPV event. She did pick up a big win at TJPW’S Positive Chain event scoring the pin for her team. Just over a year after she picked up her first-ever pinfall victory.
Raku will be looking for a big upset here.
Raku’s record in singles matches in 2021 is 0 wins 1 loss.
Rika Tatsumi is having a hell of a year so far. She captured the Princess of Princess championship (TJPW’s top belt) in January after beating Yuka Sakazaki. Tatsumi then went on to defend against tag partner Miu Watanabe in February.
Tatsumi will be looking to build momentum for her title defence against Maki Itoh.
Tatsumi’s record in singles matches is 3 wins and 1 draw.
These two have faced once before in 2018. Rika Tatsumi came out on top in that one. We shall see if she can do it again.
Miu Watanabe vs Mizuki
Miu Watanabe has had a good 2021 so far. Main eventing a Korakuen Hall show, challenging for the Princess of Princess Championship and main eventing many of TJPW’s shows. This really could be Watanabe’s break out year.
Miu Watanabe’s singles record in TJPW in 2021 is 0 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses.
Mizuki has had a low key year in TJPW after her very successful 2020. Mainly in tag team matches and teaming with MagiRabi partner. I would expect Mizuki’s year to ramp as the year goes on.
Mizuki’s singles record in TJPW in 2021 is 2 wins 0 losses.
They have had one singles match together back in 2018, with Mizuki being victorious then. Only time will tell if history will repeat itself
It is a pretty big singles match involving one upper card fixture in Mizuki, and Watanabe, who has recently really moved into that section of the card.
This is a great match to have on the first inspiration show because it could easily be a Korakuen Hall match or even a Wrestle Princess match.
Hikari Noa vs Rina Yamashita
The main event of the first TJPW inspiration show and it’s a big one.
Hikari Noa finally gets to do a hardcore match, something she has wanted to do for a long time. She goes up against the versatile Rina Yamashita.
This is Hikari’s first experience with a hardcore match. She did compete in a DDT Rojo show, but this is completely different.
She goes up against someone who has taken to deathmatch wrestling like a duck to water in Rina Yamashita.
Rina Yamashita is currently one half of the King Of FREEDOM Tag Team Champions. Yamashita is one of the most versatile wrestlers in wrestling at the moment, excelling at deathmatches as well as regular matches.
This will be Yamashita’s first time in a TJPW ring. She will be looking to make an impression on people that might not have seen her wrestle before.
For Hikari, this is a big match as she finally gets the hardcore match she has been dreaming of and she gets to the main event of the first-ever TJPW inspirational show. She will be looking to build on a solid year for her so far.
A great looking match to main event the first-ever TJPW Inspirational show. Will Hikari get a victory or will Rina Yamashita turn her dream match into a nightmare.
And that’s the card. Three matches. All three Up Up girls in action against great opponents. I can’t wait to see how this card plays out.
TJPW Inspiration will stream live on Wrestle Universe on April 1st.