Due to a state of emergency being declared in regions of Japan. This show will have no fans at all inside.
TJPW continues to deliver these stacked cards since starting to do more Korakuen Hall shows. Still Incomplete garnered vast praise as they continue their strong 2021.
For the second time this year, a TJPW show will have English commentary. Yes Wonderland’s English commentary will be provided by the team of Mark Pickering, Stewart Fulton and Chris Brookes. They also provided the commentary for the first English commentary show this year in January.
Yes Wonderland 2021 will stream live on Wrestle Universe on the 4th of May.
Bell time is 11:30 JST (10:30PM EDT, 7:30PM PDT, 3:30AM BST).
Match 1: Haruna Neko & Pom Harajuku vs Mahiro Kiryu & Moka Miyamoto
Tag action to kick us off here. Harajuku and Neko got a win last time they teamed together at Korakuen Hall, defeating Marika Kobashi and one of their opponents in this match Moka Miyamoto.
Harajuku and Neko are the seniors in this match. They will be looking to win this and not lose to their juniors.
Moko Miyamoto will be looking to pick up her first victory here. She has been improving constantly since debuting last summer. She has been adding new moves to her arsenal and will be looking to put them to good use.
To help her, she will have Mahiro Kiryu. Kiryu has found some new confidence since teaming with International Princess champion Yuki Kamifuku. So she will be hoping to pick up the victory and to add to the confidence.
Expect Karate action, shin kicks and a good time.
Match 2: Yuki Aino, Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma vs Marika Kobashi, Nao Kakuta, Raku
Six person tag match next.
Whenever Misao teams with the Bakuretsu Sisters, shenanigans are usually not far behind. The Sisters are such a good foil for whatever scheme Misao can come up with.
The Bakuretsu Sisters will be looking to bounce back after losing the Princess Tag Team Championships at the last Korakuen show. Speaking of people that would like to bounce back, Nao Kakuta will be looking to do so as well. She was unsuccessful in her attempt to capture the International Princess championship at the last Korakuen hall show.
Kakuta pinned Misao on the final show before Yes Wonderland, albeit in a 2 count rules match.
Raku is on a sort of hot streak in Korakuen hall lately. She has picked up the victory for her team in the last two Korakuen hall shows. She will be looking to do the same again here.
Kobashi is the youngest member on the roster right now. But don’t let that fool you. She is one of the most experienced members on the roster.
She has become the ‘Gal Wrestler’ since coming back. While she hasn’t had any big wins since coming back. She will be looking to pick up a victory here.
Expect shenanigans a plenty in this match
Match 3: Yuki Arai Debut Match
Miu Watanabe & Yuki Arai vs Maki Itoh & Arisu Endo
For those who are unaware, Yuki Arai is part of the popular idol group SKE48.
She plans to do both wrestling and continue to be an idol. Thus she will only be appearing sporadically for TJPW.
She has been training with Miyu Yamashita and with tag partner for this match, Miu Watanabe.
While the title for the match does say it’s Yuki Arai’s debut. It’s more of a re-debut. she has wrestled before, both in DDT and outside of it. She wrestled in Tofu pro wrestling. Also, she is in fact a former DDT Iron Man Heavy Metal Title. She lost the belt to none other than Maki Itoh.
Watanabe is a big idol fan so teaming with Arai must make her happy.
Both Endo and Itoh are former idols. Itoh wasn’t impressed with Arai’s attitude of wanting to get other people’s approval.
Itoh and Endo have been teaming together on the preview shows to Yes Wonderland. So they will have the experience advantage going into the match.
I don’t really know what to expect from Arai. that’s the matches biggest selling point. How will Arai do? We shall see.
Match 4: Princess Of Princess Number 1 Contender’s Match
Yuka Sakazaki vs Mizuki vs Shoko Nakajima
A potential show-stealer here in this match. The winner of this match will face the winner of the main event at CyberFight Festival.
Three of TJPWs best go at it here in this match.
First, we have former champion Yuka Sakazaki. She wants to win back the championship after not being happy with how the pandemic affected her reign. Sakazaki also feels she has the advantage in the match, having formerly teamed with Nakajima as The Miraclians. And currently teams with Mizuki as the Magical Sugar Rabbits.
Next we have Shoko Nakajima. A former Princess of Princess Champion in her own right. Shoko feels like she is much stronger than she was when she held the belt in 2019. If Shoko was to win, this would be her first title shot since losing the championship in 2019. Shoko feels like she has the advantage because she believes she has faced both of them as opponents more than they have.
Mizuki is the only one in this triple threat to have not won the Princess of Princess Championship. However, she is the only person to have won the Princess Cup in back to back years. Mizuki thinks that the belt is still a little far away. Especially after giving her all at Wrestle Princess at still coming up short. She feels like this could be her chance to break the mould and reach the next level.
Funnily enough, neither woman wants to fight Tatsumi or Yamashita which is a bit awkward.
This should be a fast-paced match considering the 3 in this match. A match that could go either way.
And that is exciting to think about.
Match 5: International Princess Championship Match
Yuki Kamifuku (C) vs Hikari Noa
This is a kinda out of the blue title match here. The match was announced on Twitter, to begin with.
Hikari was chosen to challenge due to the great month she had in April.
She finally got to have a hardcore match which was one of her dreams in wrestling. While unsuccessful she put on a great performance.
Hikari then went on to face Miyu Yamashita at Still Incomplete in a great match. She unfortunately lost but did enough to earn this title shot.
At the last show before Yes Wonderland. Kamifuku tried to get under the skin of Noa. coming out during the Up Up Girls opening song. Calling her Idol performance lazy.
During the press conference, she said the same thing. Saying that Hikari sings quietly and dances with minimal effort.
Kamifuku says she wants to defend the International Princess Championship against an international wrestler. Stating that she will not lose the championship before then.
These two have faced for the championship before. Back at Wrestle Princess in the finals of the tournament to crown a new champion after the belt was vacated by Thunder Rosa.
Like the last match, this one could go either way. Hikari has been on a roll in big matches even if she has lost in them. Kamifuku has been a great champion and has beaten everyone put in front of her. We shall see who walks out the champion.
Match 6: Princess Tag Team Championship Match
NEO Biishiki-Gun (C) (Mei-Saint Michel/SakiSama) vs BeeStar (Mirai Maiumi/Suzume)
Princess Tag Team Championship match is next as BeeStar challenges NEO Biishiki-Gun.
Biishiki-Gun won the championships at the last Korakuen hall show. Beating the Bakuretsu Sisters. They didn’t have time to bask in the victory as they were immediately challenged by BeeStar. Which froze Mei Saint-Michel in place
Earlier that same show. BeeStar had won a triple threat tag match which included 4 former Princess Tag champions and 2 former Princess of Princess champions.
Not much to note in terms of preview matches as they were none between the 4. BeeStar did pick up a victory over Maki Itoh and Arisu Endo. So they have momentum going into this match.
These two teams have faced before in the Max Heart Tag Tournament. Biishiki-Gun beat BeeStar that time. Suzume noted however that BeeStar has gotten better as a team since the last time these two teams faced.
The first defence for Biishiki-Gun and its against two hungry up and comers looking to win their first championships. Will youth prevail, or will Biishiki-Gun’s strength be too much for them?
TJPW Yes Wonderland Main Event: Princess of Princess Championship
Rika Tatsumi (C) vs Miyu Yamashita
Main Event time and it’s for the Princess of Princess Championship, as Miyu Yamashita challenges Rika Tatsumi.
After her defence against Maki Itoh. Tatsumi would call out Yamashita. She would lay down the challenge to Yamashita. Yamashita would accept. The two would slap each other, Tatsumi slapped Yamashita multiple times.
It has been 3 years since Rika Tatsumi challenged Miyu Yamashita for the Princess of Princess championship. Yamashita was in the midst of her legendary reign. Tatsumi came up short that time. That would be the last time Tatsumi would challenge for the championship until 2021.
Their previous championship match took place at Yes Wonderland 2018.
This time the tables have turned. Tatsumi is the champion, Yamashita the challenger. Yamashita states that she is stronger than she was 3 years ago. And she should be able to win this match.
For Tatsumi, Yamashita is someone she must beat. Yamashita is considered to be the strongest competitor in TJPW. She is the ace. Tatsumi states that she must beat her.
This has match of the year contender written all over it. Tatsumi has been employing attacking the leg of her previous opponents and that wouldn’t be a bad plan here. Yamashita’s kicks are deadly. A lot of her offence revolves around her kicks, taking them out would be a sound strategy.
As for Yamashita. First of all, she must avoid those dragon screws to her leg. She must also avoid Tatsumi’s hip attacks, which can come out of nowhere and from every angle. Lastly, Yamashita has to watch out for the dragon sleeper.
Will the ace climb back to the top of TJPW? Or will the White Dragon continue her reign and take the championship into CyberFight festival?
And it happens live on Wrestle Universe on the 4th of May