Preview: Gatoh Move ChocoPro #21 (6/10/20)

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On this Tuesday’s episode of ChocoPro, the second verse will be somewhat similar to the first. This is especially true in regard to tag team action, as the two chocolate thieves of Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling reluctantly join forces once more. Furthermore, we will see another appearance from the man who won the Gatoh Move Best Bout Award for 2019. This, as well as the post-show janken tournament, will take place on this episode of ChocoPro.

Antonio Honda vs. Tokiko Kirihara

For Tokiko Kirihara, this is a shot at redemption. Though the former kickboxer has shown moments of brilliance – many consider her to be one of the most valuable players of ChocoPro, in fact – her win/loss record has left something to be desired. This has been particularly evident against Antonio Honda, who she lost a singles match to last month on episode 10. Kirihara will be looking to add a win to her resume, which may be easier said than done against the antics of Honda.

For those that frequently watch Dramatic Dream Team, or DDT for short, no introduction to Honda is necessary. Whether he’s performing vocals during pre-match stretches or utilizing his unique offense to pick up victories, Honda is surprisingly crafty. Furthermore, he’s enjoyed considerable success in Gatoh Move as of late, picking up victories over the likes of Baliyan Akki and Mitsuru Konno. Can he sustain this momentum against Kirihara?

Choco Stealers (Emi Sakura and Yuna Mizumori) vs. Best Bros. (Baliyan Akki and Mei Suruga) (ChocoPro Rematch)

As a rematch from last week’s episode, two teams with incredibly different approaches will clash. Best Bros., hence their name, are nothing short of tight. Baliyan Akki and Mei Suruga have shown to be successful in Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling, whether in singles or tags, and their friendship cannot be denied. In fact, compared to their opponents, they may be the favorite to win this match. That would be, however, if it weren’t for the fact that they lost in their first encounter.

There’s no denying the fact that Choco Stealers, comprised of Emi Sakura and Yuna Mizumori, is a volatile unit. With Yunamon consistently expressing her disdain for Gatoh Move’s founder, who has been more or less nonplussed by the declaration, one wouldn’t imagine they’d pick up many victories. Their success over Akki and Suruga last time can’t be denied. Even so, this is another situation where one must wonder if this momentum will continue. Can Choco Stealers remain successful or will this unit fall to the duo of Best Bros.?

Chris Brookes vs. Mitsuru Konno

The return of Mitsuru Konno was one of the most talked-about events in ChocoPro late last month. She missed two months of action due to wisdom tooth removal, but she has since returned with renewed vigor. With a victory over Tokiko Kirihara on the last episode, the beer-loving “Leader” of Gatoh Move will be looking to continue racking up victories. However, has a tall obstacle – quite literally, in fact – in the form of Chris Brookes.

Standing at six foot four, Chris Brookes can best be described as the “monster” of Gatoh Move. He has also been one of the most enjoyable stars in the purple-and-yellow promotion. On episode 19, he faced Mei Suruga in what many fans considered to be one of the best matches in the promotion’s history. Furthermore, he has a track record with victories over everyone from Yuna Mizumori to Baliyan Akki to Emi Sakura. This time, however, he faces Konno in a bout that can best be described as a rematch over five months in the making.

On December 30th of last year, Konno faced Brookes in a competitive singles match. Despite her best efforts, Konno found herself defeated at the hands of the inaugural DDT Universal Champion. Needless to say, this match is a shot at redemption for Konno. Consider she is still enjoying a sense of rejuvenation following her recent return. Can this aid in her in this main event, as she looks to score a victory over the lanky UK star?

ChocoPro #21 will air on June 10th at 8 PM JST (7 AM ET.)

It will air live on the Gatoh Move YouTube channel for free before being available for on-demand viewing afterward. To support the company, you can sign up on their Patreon, which features multiple tiers, or their own on-demand streaming service linked below.

Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world, as well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world. You can watch Mei Suruga at Gatoh Move on YouTube and via the Gatoh Move Experience.

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