Preview: Gatoh Move ChocoPro #40 (8/13/20)

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ChocoPro, and Gatoh Move Pro Wrestling as a whole, is only one event away from the Emi Sakura 25th anniversary event. There have been multiple announcements made about the event in question, including a huge three-way tag team match that we will discuss in the next preview. However, before we celebrate the career of Gatoh Move’s founder herself, let’s take a deep dive into this upcoming episode of ChocoPro. This event will include the first ChocoPro appearance of a joshi talent that long-time Gatoh Move fans may know.

Tokiko Kirihara and Mitsuru Konno vs. Mei Suruga and Lulu Pencil

On the upcoming Emi Sakura 25th anniversary event, Lulu Pencil will meet a great challenge in the form of Tokiko Kirihara. Given their opposing personalities and wrestling styles, the intrigue of this match is undeniable. Prior to this, they will be involved in tag team match, where Kirihara will team with regular partner Mitsuru Konno; meanwhile, the Pencil Army leader will join forces with the mischievous “Apple Girl” herself, Mei Suruga. Given the colorful personalities involved, expect this match to be nothing short of off the wall. Furthermore, if either Kirihara or Lulu Pencil pick up the victory for their team, it will lead to considerable momentum heading into the aforementioned anniversary event.

Yuna Mizumori vs. ASUKA

Making her ChocoPro return is the genderless professional wrestling herself, ASUKA. Otherwise known as VENY in North America, ASUKA made her Gatoh Move debut on episode sixteen of ChocoPro, facing Mei Suruga in an exciting main event. Since then, ASUKA has been a regular competitor for promotions such as SEAdLINNNG and Dramatic Dream Team. In fact, this past June, she challenged then-Beyond the Sea Champion Arisa Nakajima. ASUKA will make her ChocoPro return and, much like last time, her opponent won’t be one to take lightly.

“The Pineapple Girl,” Yuna Mizumori, has her future work in ChocoPro cut out for her. Specifically, on the upcoming anniversary show for Emi Sakura, she will team with SAKI in a major triple threat tag team match. Needless to say, Mizumori will be looking to pick up a huge win over ASUKA. Can Yunamon topple the former three-time DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion? Tune into this upcoming episode of ChocoPro to find out.

Emi Sakura vs. Hanako Nakamori (ChocoPro Debut)

To say that Emi Sakura has plenty on her plate would be an understatement. At her 25th anniversary show, she will challenge long-time tag team partner Kaori Yoneyama in a singles match. Given the history that these two have shared, it will be a match to witness. With that said, she still has to focus on the task at hand. On episode forty, she will take on a joshi star that, despite multiple Gatoh Move appearances in the past, will be making her ChocoPro debut.

Enter Hanako Nakamori, who has been with the PURE-J promotion since 2017. It was here she became a three-time PURE-J Openweight Champion. Not only does she hold the must reigns as champion at three, but she boasts the longest single reign at 462 days. Currently, Nakamori is Daily Sports Tag Team Champions alongside Rina Yamashita. Additionally, Nakamori worked multiple events for Gatoh Move in the past. Her final appearance for the promotion took place in August of 2015, when she teamed with Toru Owashi and Hatsuhinode Kamen in a losing effort against Yoshihiro Takayama, Hikaru Sato, and EK Baki.

Five years later, Nakamori will be making her Gatoh Move return, debuting for ChocoPro in the process. She will be up against a tall challenge in the form of Sakura, too. While Nakamori will be looking to make her ChocoPro debut a success, Sakura will aim to pick up a victory heading into the aforementioned anniversary event. With undeniable stakes, this will be one main event not to miss.

ChocoPro #40 will air on August 13th at 8 PM JST (7 AM EST.)

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 for 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 Gatoh Move on YouTube and via the Gatoh Move Experience.

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