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Friday, May 29, 2020

[Independent Wrestling TV][PREVIEW] Sendai Girls Dantai Taikou Flash Tournament 10/27/11

Independent Wrestling TV presents Sendai Girls' 10/27/11 Dantai Taikou Flash Tournament, a single-elimination tournament featuring teams representing a number of top Japanese promotions, as well as freelance wrestlers. The first round matches in this video are as follows:

Team JWP
Command Bolshoi
Kayoko Haruyama
Kaori Yoneyama
Leon
Hanako Nakamori
vs.
Team WAVE
GAMI
Toshie Uematsu
Yumi Ohka
Shuu Shibutani
Moeka Haruhi

Team Sendai Girls
Meiko Satomura
DASH Chisako
Sendai Sachiko
Kagetsu
Miyako Morino
vs.
Team Ice Ribbon
Emi Sakura
Hikaru Shida
Hikari Minami
Tsukushi
Tsukasa Fujimoto

Team Stardom
Natsuki Taiyo
Yoshiko
Yoko Bito
Mayu Iwatani
Saki Kashima
vs.
Team REINA
Yumiko Hotta
Aki Kanbayashi
Zeuxis
Aoi Ishibashi
La Comandante

Team DIANA
Kyoko Inoue
Kaoru Ito
Keiko Aono
Jenny Rose
Annie Social
vs.
Team Freelance
Jaguar Yokota
Manami Toyota
Sakura Hirota
Mio Shirai
Nancy Mari

This Sendai Girls event can be seen here. And use the coupon code HW13 for a 5-day free trial to see more Sendai Girls action on Independent Wrestling TV, one of the best streaming platforms for Japanese pro-wrestling.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

[Independent Wrestling TV][PREVIEW] Sendai Girls 10th Anniversary Show 2/7/16

Independent Wrestling TV presents Sendai Girls' 2/7/16 10th Anniversary Show. Matches in this video are as follows:

Ayako Hamada
vs.
Mika Iwata

Aiger
vs.
Alex Lee

Hikaru Shida
KAORU
Nyla Rose
vs.
Hiroyo Matsumoto
Shinobu Kandori
Takako Inoue

Cassandra Miyagi
Kyoko Kimura
vs.
Hiroe Nagahama
Syuri

Aja Kong
Rydeen Hagane
vs.
DASH Chisako
Chihiro Hashimoto

Sendai Girls World Championship match
Meiko Satomura (Sendai Girls World Champion)
vs.
Io Shirai

This Sendai Girls event can be seen here. And use the coupon code HW13 for a 5-day free trial to see more Sendai Girls action on Independent Wrestling TV, one of the best streaming platforms for Japanese pro-wrestling.

[Michinoku Pro][UPDATE] 27th Anniversary 2020 Tokyo Conference Vol. 3 6/19/20 event cancelled

Due to the prevention of new coronavirus infection, the 27th Anniversary 2020 Tokyo Conference Vol. 3 event that was scheduled to take place on June 19 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo has been cancelled. The ticket refund method is as follows:

If your purchase was made at Lawson Ticket: Tickets will be refunded directly at the Lawson and Ministop stores. Please come to the store with your unused tickets.
* Customers who have received the delivery will be refunded at the nearest Lawson store.
* Customers who have not yet been issued a ticket at a store will have the ticket issued once at the store and a refund will be made at that store.

If your purchase was made via e+: The reimbursement method depends on the method that you received/paid for the ticket. Please confirm which refund method will be used here. For inquiries, click here. The refund period is June 1 to June 30.

Customers who purchased elsewhere (wrestlers and staff): Michinoku Pro will correspond for refund and transfer. For a refund, provide your ticket, name, contact information, and refund information (bank name, branch name, account number, and account name ). Enclose it and mail the ticket to Michinoku Professional Wrestling:
〒020-0752
岩手県滝沢市大釜白山50-20 株式会社陸奥 チケット返金係

[Michinoku Pro] The Beginnings of Michinoku Pro and the Journey It Has Made

Michinoku Pro was born when The Great Sasuke decided that he wanted to bring pro-wrestling to his hometown of Iwate. This town is located in the Tōhoku region, and that is the inspiration for the company's name- the north-eastern area of the Tōhoku region was called, "Michinoku" ("end of the road") during the ancient era of Japan.



In Michinoku Pro's beginning, the staff consisted solely of owner/founder The Great Sasuke and other members of the Michinoku Pro roster. Michinoku Pro made its debut on March 16, 1993 at Yahaba Townsman Gymnasium in front of 1,200 fans. It was an impressive card, featuring talents such as TAKA Michinoku, Super Delfin, Gran Hamada, and The Great Sasuke, as well as Black Man and El Signo from Mexico, and Kendo from the Dominican Republic.

In 1995, Michinoku Pro debuted its own singles tournament that is still presented by the company to this day. Called "Fukumen World League", the tournament features masked talents from around the world. Dos Caras, Tiger Mask, Atlantis, The Great Sasuke, and Caristico are all masked wrestlers who are highly respected worldwide and have been winners of the tournament. Michinoku Pro will be hosting Fukumen World League again this year, with plans on involving masked talents from Japan, other Asian countries, America, Mexico, Latin American countries, and European countries.



Every promotion eventually experiences their first major rulebreaker faction, and for Michinoku Pro that moment occurred in the 90's in the form of Kaientai Deluxe, consisting of Dick Togo, Mens Teioh, Shiryu, TAKA Michinoku, Shoichi Funaki, Hanzo Nakajima, and Super Boy.



Kaientai Deluxe battled against the fan favorites of Michinoku Pro in many matches, a highlight match being the encounter between Kaientai Deluxe (in the form of Dick Togo, Mens Teioh, and Shoichi Funaki) and the team of Gran Hamada, Gran Naniwa, Masato Yakushiji, Super Delfin, and Tiger Mask at the Michinoku Pro 3rd Anniversary event in October 1996.

Kaientai Deluxe even made their presence known outside of Michinoku Pro, with Dick Togo, TAKA Michinoku, and Mens Teioh, appearing in ECW as representatives of the Japan branch of the Blue World Order faction, where they feuded with The Great Sasuke, Gran Hamada, Gran Naniwa, and Masato Yakushiji in 1997.



Kaientai Deluxe's influence moved to WWE that next year, as Togo, Michinoku, and Shoichi Funaki all wrestled for the company representing the faction. But the Kaientai Deluxe era in Michinoku Pro did not end before TAJIRI and Gran Hamada represented the faction that year as well.

In August 2002, history was made when Michinoku Pro crowned its first Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Champion. The company's singles title was won by Dick Togo. Since then, other notable wrestlers have become a part of the Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship's legacy, such as The Great Sasuke, Kenoh, Atlantis, TAKA Michinoku, Super Delfin, KAGETORA, Takeshi Minamino, MUSASHI, and current Champion Rui Hyūgaji.



In April 2003, The Great Sasuke became a legislator in the Iwate Prefectural Assembly. He had been running Michinoku Pro up to this point, but with his political career being an additional responsibility in his life, Sasuke asked Jinsei Shinzaki (who was one of the wrestlers on Michonoku Pro's roster at the time) to run the company for him.



In November 2003, after its appearances in WWE and ECW years earlier, the story of Kaientai Deluxe came full circle, as Dick Togo, Hanzo Nakajima, Mens Teioh, Shiryu, and TAKA Michinoku reunited in Michinoku Pro to form the faction once again, defeating Chinnen Hokkai, Hayate, Jinsei Shinzaki, Kazuya Yuasa, and Kesen Numajiro at Michinoku Pro's 10th Anniversary event.

In July 2004, history was made again, with Michinoku Pro crowning its first Tohoku Tag Team Champions. Jinsei Shinzaki & Último Dragón won the title, and since then the Tohoku Tag Team Championship has also been won by other standout teams such as Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kensuke Sasaki, Dick Togo & The Great Sasuke, and current Champions Yapper Man 1 & Yapper Man 2. The teams with the most outstanding records as Tohoku Tag Team Champions are the teams of Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita, and Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei hold the record for the team with the most reigns as Champions, with 4 reigns under their belts. During their first reign, Hidaka & Fujita held the title for a record length of 725 days. During that reign, they unified the Tohoku Tag Team Championship with the UWA World Tag Team Title, a title which has a very historical past that began in the Mexico-based Universal Wrestling Association.



Kaientai Deluxe made one more appearance in December 2018 at a Michinoku event, as Dick Togo, Mens Teioh, and Shiryu represented the faction in a match against Super Delfin, The Great Sasuke, and Ultimo Dragon. Both teams battled to a time limit draw. Only time will tell whether Kaientai Deluxe will reunite again in a Michinoku Pro ring in the future.

In December 2019, Michinoku Pro had a sellout, standing room only event with an attendance of 1,890 at the Korakuen Hall, the highest reported attendance at the Korakuen Hall to date for a pro-wrestling event since April 2015.



Thursday, May 21, 2020

[STREAMING] Independent Wrestling TV and Japanese Wrestling

Japanese pro wrestling is popular all over the world, but locating sources to watch it is not always an easy task. Independent Wrestling TV is the solution to this problem. IWTV is a streaming platform that presents over 3,000 events from over 200 promotions located in every corner of the globe, including Japan's Sendai Girls, FREEDOMS, and HEAT UP. IWTV is available on Android, iOS, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and online.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

[Michinoku Pro] 27th Anniversary 2020 Tokyo Conference Vol. 3 6/19/20

This year, Michonoku Pro is celebrating its 27th year of providing pro-wrestling fans with action, drama, and excitement on June 19 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo (6:30 PM start time).

Tickets available at:
Lawson Ticket
Tickets Pia
e+
Korakuen Hall 5F office- 03 (5800) 9999
Champion- 03 (3221) 6237
Shosen Book Grande- 03 (3295) 0017
Michinoku Pro ticket reservation- 019 (687) 2431


Special ring side seats: 7,000 yen (7,500 yen on the day)
Ring side seats: 5,000 yen (5,500 yen on the day)
Reserved seats A: 4,000 yen (4,500 yen on the day)
Reserved seats B: 3,500 yen (4,000 yen on the day)


So this is a perfect time to look at at the beginnings of Michinoku Pro and the "journey" it has made.

Michinoku Pro was born when The Great Sasuke decided that he wanted to bring pro-wrestling to his hometown of Iwate. This town is located in the Tōhoku region, and that is the inspiration for the company's name- the north-eastern area of the Tōhoku region was called, "Michinoku" ("end of the road") during the ancient era of Japan.



In Michinoku Pro's beginning, the staff consisted solely of owner/founder The Great Sasuke and other members of the Michinoku Pro roster. Michinoku Pro made its debut on March 16, 1993 at Yahaba Townsman Gymnasium in front of 1,200 fans. It was an impressive card, featuring talents such as TAKA Michinoku, Super Delfin, Gran Hamada, and The Great Sasuke, as well as Black Man and El Signo from Mexico, and Kendo from the Dominican Republic.

In 1995, Michinoku Pro debuted its own singles tournament that is still presented by the company to this day. Called "Fukumen World League", the tournament features masked talents from around the world. Dos Caras, Tiger Mask, Atlantis, The Great Sasuke, and Caristico are all masked wrestlers who are highly respected worldwide and have been winners of the tournament. Michinoku Pro will be hosting Fukumen World League again this year, with plans on involving masked talents from Japan, other Asian countries, America, Mexico, Latin American countries, and European countries.



Every promotion eventually experiences their first major rulebreaker faction, and for Michinoku Pro that moment occurred in the 90's in the form of Kaientai Deluxe, consisting of Dick Togo, Mens Teioh, Shiryu, TAKA Michinoku, Shoichi Funaki, Hanzo Nakajima, and Super Boy.



Kaientai Deluxe battled against the fan favorites of Michinoku Pro in many matches, a highlight match being the encounter between Kaientai Deluxe (in the form of Dick Togo, Mens Teioh, and Shoichi Funaki) and the team of Gran Hamada, Gran Naniwa, Masato Yakushiji, Super Delfin, and Tiger Mask at the Michinoku Pro 3rd Anniversary event in October 1996.

Kaientai Deluxe even made their presence known outside of Michinoku Pro, with Dick Togo, TAKA Michinoku, and Mens Teioh, appearing in ECW as representatives of the Japan branch of the Blue World Order faction, where they feuded with The Great Sasuke, Gran Hamada, Gran Naniwa, and Masato Yakushiji in 1997.



Kaientai Deluxe's influence moved to WWE that next year, as Togo, Michinoku, and Shoichi Funaki all wrestled for the company representing the faction. But the Kaientai Deluxe era in Michinoku Pro did not end before TAJIRI and Gran Hamada represented the faction that year as well.

In August 2002, history was made when Michinoku Pro crowned its first Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Champion. The company's singles title was won by Dick Togo. Since then, other notable wrestlers have become a part of the Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship's legacy, such as The Great Sasuke, Kenoh, Atlantis, TAKA Michinoku, Super Delfin, KAGETORA, Takeshi Minamino, MUSASHI, and current Champion Rui Hyūgaji.



In April 2003, The Great Sasuke became a legislator in the Iwate Prefectural Assembly. He had been running Michinoku Pro up to this point, but with his political career being an additional responsibility in his life, Sasuke asked Jinsei Shinzaki (who was one of the wrestlers on Michonoku Pro's roster at the time) to run the company for him.



In November 2003, after its appearances in WWE and ECW years earlier, the story of Kaientai Deluxe came full circle, as Dick Togo, Hanzo Nakajima, Mens Teioh, Shiryu, and TAKA Michinoku reunited in Michinoku Pro to form the faction once again, defeating Chinnen Hokkai, Hayate, Jinsei Shinzaki, Kazuya Yuasa, and Kesen Numajiro at Michinoku Pro's 10th Anniversary event.

In July 2004, history was made again, with Michinoku Pro crowning its first Tohoku Tag Team Champions. Jinsei Shinzaki & Último Dragón won the title, and since then the Tohoku Tag Team Championship has also been won by other standout teams such as Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kensuke Sasaki, Dick Togo & The Great Sasuke, and current Champions Yapper Man 1 & Yapper Man 2. The teams with the most outstanding records as Tohoku Tag Team Champions are the teams of Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita, and Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei hold the record for the team with the most reigns as Champions, with 4 reigns under their belts. During their first reign, Hidaka & Fujita held the title for a record length of 725 days. During that reign, they unified the Tohoku Tag Team Championship with the UWA World Tag Team Title, a title which has a very historical past that began in the Mexico-based Universal Wrestling Association.



Kaientai Deluxe made one more appearance in December 2018 at a Michinoku event, as Dick Togo, Mens Teioh, and Shiryu represented the faction in a match against Super Delfin, The Great Sasuke, and Ultimo Dragon. Both teams battled to a time limit draw. Only time will tell whether Kaientai Deluxe will reunite again in a Michinoku Pro ring in the future.

In December 2019, Michinoku Pro had a sellout, standing room only event with an attendance of 1,890 at the Korakuen Hall, the highest reported attendance at the Korakuen Hall to date for a pro-wrestling event since April 2015.



Join Michinoku Pro on June 19 at the Korakuen Hall as it celebrates its 27 years of wrestling!

Tickets available at:
Lawson Ticket
Tickets Pia
e+
Korakuen Hall 5F office- 03 (5800) 9999
Champion- 03 (3221) 6237
Shosen Book Grande- 03 (3295) 0017
Michinoku Pro ticket reservation- 019 (687) 2431


Special ring side seats: 7,000 yen (7,500 yen on the day)
Ring side seats: 5,000 yen (5,500 yen on the day)
Reserved seats A: 4,000 yen (4,500 yen on the day)
Reserved seats B: 3,500 yen (4,000 yen on the day)


Thursday, April 9, 2020

[Michinoku Pro][UPDATE] 2020 Tokyo Conference Vol. 2 4/18/20 event cancelled

Due to Japan's central government declaring a state of emergency for Tokyo over the coronavirus outbreak, the 2020 Tokyo Conference Vol. 2 event that was scheduled to take place on April 18 at Shinkiba First Ring in Tokyo has been cancelled. The ticket refund method is as follows:

If your purchase was made at Lawson Ticket: Tickets will be refunded directly at the Lawson and Ministop stores. Please come to the store with your unused tickets.
* Customers who have received the delivery will be refunded at the nearest Lawson store.
* Customers who have not yet been issued a ticket at a store will have the ticket issued once at the store and a refund will be made at that store.

If your purchase was made via e+: The reimbursement method depends on the method that you received/paid for the ticket. Please confirm which refund method will be used here. For inquiries, click here.

If your purchase was made at the Korakuen Hall office: Tickets will be refunded at the office until May 17.

If your purchase was made at Champion: Tickets will be refunded by Champion.

Also, if you have purchased at Tickets Pia, Lawson Ticket, or e+, you can call Michinoku Professional Wrestling if you wish to transfer.

Customers wishing to refund: Ticket refunds will be accepted. If you wish to get a refund, provide a paper with your ticket, name, contact information, and refund information (bank name, branch name, account number, and account name ). Enclose it and mail the ticket to Michinoku Professional Wrestling:
020-0752 岩手県滝沢市大釜白山50-20 株式会社陸奥 チケット返金係

Friday, March 27, 2020

[Michinoku Pro][PREVIEW] 2020 Tokyo Conference Vol. 2 4/18/20

Michinoku Pro presents 2020 Tokyo Conference Vol. 2 on April 18 at Shinkiba First Ring in Tokyo (7:00 PM start time). Michinoku Pro is an Iwate-based promotion that has existed since 1993, and primarily has events in the Tōhoku region. However, they also occasionally have events in Tokyo, and when they do, they also present the Kantō region with a roster of talent that consists of names that fans in that region know, as well as ones they SHOULD know. The card will be as follows:

Ayumu Gunji
vs.
Yasuyoshi Ogasawara

Rekka from New Taiwan Professional Wrestling
vs.
Baliyan Akki from India

Yapperman 1 (former Chiba Six Man Tag Team Champion)
Yapperman 2 (former Chiba Six Man Tag Team Champion)
Chibayan from 2AW
vs.
The Great Sasuke (former Chiba Six Man Tag Team Champion)
Brahman Shu (former Chiba Six Man Tag Team Champion)
Brahman Kei (former Chiba Six Man Tag Team Champion)

Michinoku Pro Wrestling vs. 2AW
Kawamura from Michinoku Pro Wrestling
vs.
Tatsuya Hanami from 2AW

Ken45 Return
Ken45 (former Tohoku & UWA World Tag Team Champion)
Kengo (former Tohoku & UWA World Tag Team Champion)
vs.
Taro Nohashi (former Tohoku & UWA World Tag Team Champion)
Rasse (former Tohoku Tag Team Champion)



Rui Hyūgaji (former Tohoku & UWA World Tag Team Champion)
Fuminori Abe (Union Pro MAX Champ, former NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champ)
vs.
MUSASHI (former Tohoku Tag Team Champion)
Yasutaka Oosera

Tickets are going fast, so don't delay! They are available at Lawson Ticket, Tickets Pia, e+, Korakuen Hall 5F office- 03 (5800) 9999, Champion- 03 (3221) 6237, and by Michinoku Pro ticket reservation- 019 (687) 2431.

Reserved seats are 5,000 yen (5,500 yen on the day). All other seats are 4,000 yen (4,500 yen on the day).

Thursday, March 26, 2020

[Michinoku Pro][UPDATE] Former NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champion added to the 4/18/20 Tokyo event!

At a recent BASARA event, Masahiro Takanashi was defeated for the Union Pro MAX Title, and sustained an injury during the match, diagnosed as a fracture of the left foot fibula and tibia. He was scheduled to be at 2020 Tokyo Conference Vol. 2 on April 18 at Shinkiba First Ring in Tokyo (7:00 PM start time) in tag team action. His replacement, will be the man who defeated him for the Union Pro MAX Title- Fuminori Abe.



Along with being at the top of BASARA as a singles wrestler, Fuminori Abe is an accomplished tag team wrestler as well. In June 2018, he and Ikuto Hidaka captured the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship and held it for 311 days, making them the sixth longest-reigning NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champions in pro-wrestling history.

The card has undergone many changes- to see the updated card, as well as ticket information, click here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

[Michinoku Pro][UPDATE] Match change for the 2020 Tokyo Conference Vol. 2 4/18/20 event

Taiwan-based wrestler Gaia was originally scheduled to face Rekka from New Taiwan Professional Wrestling at 2020 Tokyo Conference Vol. 2 on April 18 at Shinkiba First Ring in Tokyo (7:00 PM start time). While Rekka is already in Japan, Gaia unfortunately is not, and has stated,
"I'm very sorry for unable to wrestle in the event.
Due to Taiwan' Coronavirus policy,I can't flight to Japan(any country actually).
Sorry for the fans who was looking forward to see me perform in Japan.
I'll catch you guys on Michinoku's ring next time"


With Gaia now being unable to participate in the event, he has been substituted by Baliyan Akki, the first, and thus far, only Indian pro-wrestler in Japan.



Baliyan Akki is far from being a stranger to the Japanese pro-wrestling scene, wrestling in Japan on a regular basis.





You can see the card in its entirety, as well as ticket information, here.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

[Michinoku Pro] Tickets Still Available for 4/18/20 Shinkiba 1st Ring (Tokyo) Show!

Michinoku Pro presents 2020 Tokyo Conference Vol. 2 on April 18 at Shinkiba First Ring in Tokyo (7:00 PM start time). Michinoku Pro is an Iwate-based promotion that has existed since 1993, and primarily has events in the Tōhoku region. However, they also occasionally have events in Tokyo, and when they do, they also present the Kantō region with a roster of talent that consists of names that fans in that region know, as well as ones they SHOULD know.

Ken45 will be making his return to the Michinoku Pro ring. He has not competed in Michinoku Pro since last year. And it was a highlight year for Ken45, as he was a co-holder of the Tohoku & UWA World Tag Team Title from November 2018 to June 2019, which has much history and value behind it. Ken45 is a freelance wrestler and has wrestled in many other promotions over the past 17 years such as BJW, NJPW, and DDT, but he has wrestled in Michinoku Pro more than any other promotion.



There will also be appearances by international talent, as Gaia from the Taiwan-based Puzzle Promotion and a talent from New Taiwan Professional Wrestling will be involved in the event.

Tickets are going fast, so don't delay! They are available at Lawson Ticket, Tickets Pia, e+, Korakuen Hall 5F office- 03 (5800) 9999, Champion- 03 (3221) 6237, and by Michinoku Pro ticket reservation- 019 (687) 2431.

Reserved seats are 5,000 yen (5,500 yen on the day). All other seats are 4,000 yen (4,500 yen on the day).

Become a sponsor for Michinoku Pro!

Michinoku Pro is looking individuals and companies who can become sponsors for their events. This is a great opportunity- not only do they have events throughout the Tōhoku region, but Michinoku Pro occasionally has events in Tokyo, where they have sellouts at Shinkiba 1st RING, and had a sellout, standing room only event on December 13, 2019 at the Korakuen Hall. The Korakuen Hall is known as a place where many historical moments in the Japanese pro-wrestling scene have occurred. It's to Japan what Madison Square Garden is to the pro-wrestling scene in the United States. The event had an attendance of 1,890. That was the highest reported attendance at the Korakuen Hall to date for a pro-wrestling event since April 2015.

There are many sponsorship plans according to the budget of each event. Plans start at only 10,000 yen! Benefits that a sponsor can receive are a supporting curtain in the venue, setting up a corporate curtain, broadcasting in the venue by the ring announcer, sampling, flyers, appearances by members of the Michinoku Pro roster for companies, invitation tickets, provision of goods etc. For more information, call the Michinoku Pro office at 019 (687) 2431!

Statement from Michinoku Pro regarding the outbreak of the coronavirus

Please cooperate in the following ways when watching Michinoku Pro events so that visitors can watch the show with peace of mind.

・ Please check your physical condition before visiting the venue.
Please refrain from visiting the venue if you have symptoms of a cold, such as high fever or cough.

・ We strongly recommend that you wear a mask, wash your hands, and use alcohol for disinfection.

・ If you feel sick after entering the venue, please exit immediately.


Monday, February 17, 2020

[Michinoku Pro][RESULTS] 2020 Tokyo Conference Vol. 1 2/15/20

Michinoku Pro returned to Shin-Kiba 1st Ring in Tokyo on February 15 for pro-wrestling action, highlighted by an appearance by former DDT Extreme Champion Masahiro Takanashi, and The Great Sasuke's final Michinoku Pro Tokyo Conference appearance before he goes to the United States to wrestle in April.



In the first match, Taira Ogasawara faced Tatsuya Hanami. Taira Ogasawara became a member of the Michinoku Pro roster this year.



Tatsuya Hanami, a member of the Chiba-based 2AW roster, appears on Michinoku Pro shows often.



If you like matches that are technical and strong style, featuring two young future starts of the industry, this was the match for you. The action went back and forth between the two.



After a hard fought battle, Tatsuya Hanami eventually trapped Taira Ogasawara in a half crab. Ogasawara attempted to reach the ropes so that he could escape, but Hanami prevented him from doing so. Ogasawara soon submitted, giving Hanami the victory.



Next was The Great Sasuke going against HAPPY-MAN.



The Great Sasuke usually doesn't wrestle in singles matches for Tokyo appearances, but this was a special night. He usually wrestles at every Michinoku Pro show, but Sasuke will not be at the next show, as he will instead be appearing at a show in California.



Coincidentally, HAPPY MAN is also not usually seen in singles action during his Tokyo appearances for Michinoku Pro, instead wrestling in six man matches.



HAPPY MAN, using his 17 years of experience, attempted to outwrestle The Great Sasuke, but he couldn't overcome Sasuke's 29 years of experience.



However, HAPPY MAN found an opening when he caught The Great Sasuke when Sasuke was about to attempt a move from the top turnbuckle and tossed him off.



But The Great Sasuke refused to stay down, until HAPPY MAN finished him off with a flying body press off the top turnbuckle.



In the next match, Kengo & Nogyo Boy Raito went against Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei.



Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei were quick to utilize their favorite tactic- spitting water at their opponents.



Staying in control, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei then executed their trademark suitcase/bowling ball spot on Nogyo Boy Raito.



Kengo & Nogyo Boy Raito fought back against the wild offense of Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei.



But in the end, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei and their unorthodox style came out on top.



In the semi-main event, Yasutaka Oosera faced Masahiro Takanashi. Yasutaka Oosera has been a member of the Michinoku Pro roster ever since his career began three years ago.



Along with being a former DDT Extreme Champion, Masahiro Takanashi is the current Union Pro MAX Champion. The Union Pro MAX championship belongs to BASARA, a sub-brand of DDT, which Takanashi is a roster member of.



The more experienced of the two, Masahiro Takanashi took control often early in the match.



Although Masahiro Takanashi is a former DDT Extreme Champion, Yasutaka Oosera showed that he can go extreme as well by taking the action outside the ring.



Now in control, Yasutaka Oosera kept the momentum going.



Despite Yasutaka Oosera's best efforts however, Masahiro Takanashi showed why he's the Union Pro MAX Champion by overcoming Oosera and picking up the win.



In the main event, MUSASHI, Taro Nohashi, and Rasse faced Rui Hyūgaji, Yapperman 1, and Yapperman 2.



A very interesting element of this match is that Rasse and Yapperman 1 & 2 were on opposing teams. Although Yapperman 1 & 2 are currently the Tohoku & UWA World Tag Team Champions, they held the Chiba Six Man Tag Team Championship with Rasse on three occasions last year. The picture below is from when they won the Championship at the August 24 Michinoku Pro show.



There was action in this match from bell to bell, and in the end, Rui Hyūgaji, Yapperman 1, and Yapperman 2 were victorious, with Rui Hyūgaji picking up the win for his team.



Michinoku Pro will return to Tokyo at Shinkiba First Ring on Saturday, April 18 (7:00 PM start time)! Tickets are available at Lawson Ticket, Tickets Pia, e+, Korakuen Hall 5F office- 03 (5800) 9999, Champion- 03 (3221) 6237, and by Michinoku Pro ticket reservation- 019 (687) 2431.

Reserved seats are 5,000 yen (5,500 yen on the day). All other seats are 4,000 yen (4,500 yen on the day).