Preview: TJPW – Yes! Wonderland 2021 (5/4/21)

TJPW Yes Wonderland 2021 Rika Tatsumi Miyu Yamashita

Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling will return to Korakuen Hall on March 4th for their Yes! Wonderland 2021 show. The card features all of the titles on the line and includes English commentary available on WRESTLE UNIVERSE. Due to the state of emergency in Tokyo, the show will not include an audience. 

Pom Harujuku and Haruna Neko vs. Mahiro Kiryu and Moka Miyamoto

Yes! Wonderland 2021 kicks off with a tag match between some of the rookie talent in TJPW. Pom Harujuku and Haruna Neko have made themselves into quite the tag team as they have started to appear together on a consistent basis. On the opposing side of the ring, they are met with the team of Mahiro Kiryu and Moka Miyamoto. This is the first time Kiryu and Miyamoto have teamed up so it will be interesting to see how they work against a team that is more established. This match should be a nice easy opener for a big show ahead. 

Hyper Misao, Nodoka Tenma and Yuki Aino vs. Nao Kakuta, Marika Kobashi and Raku

Former Princess Tag Team Champions Nodoka Tenma and Yuki Aino will be teaming with Hyper Misao, which makes quite a strong unit to go against. During TJPW’s English-only show, That’s J-PW, Aino and Tenma beat Nao Kakuta and Marika Kobashi, which works in their favor. Even though Kakuta recently had an International Princess Championship match against Yuki Kamifuku, her multi-woman tag team matches have been really fun to watch and she has gelled well with the other roster members. Raku has also been receiving time to showcase herself during all of TJPW’s new shows and has been slowly getting more impressive. It may be an obvious choice that the BAKURETSU Sisters and Misao will get the victory at Yes! Wonderland 2021.

Maki Itoh and Arisu Endo vs. Miu Watanabe and Yuki Arai

Maki Itoh and Arisu Endo vs. Miu Watanabe and Yuki Arai 

Yuki Arai from the idol group SKE48 will make her official debut at Yes! Wonderland 2021 by teaming up with fellow idol Miu Watanabe. The news of Arai joining TJPW on a part-time basis has given the company a lot of mainstream attention in Japan due to how popular SKE48 is, so there will be a lot of eyes on this match. Arai and Maki Itoh already have history against each other due to DDT’s Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship. While Itoh and Watanabe will more than likely carry the majority of the match, Arai and Endo will be ones to watch.

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Yuka Sakazaki vs. Mizuki vs. Shoko Nakajima

Three of the best wrestlers on the roster will meet in a three-way match at Yes! Wonderland 2021; the winner will earn a chance at the Princess of Princess Champion at the huge CyberFight Festival on June 6th, a show that includes Pro Wrestling NOAH, DDT and TJPW. All three of these women have been putting on consistently great matches, so whoever wins in this certainly deserves to have a chance at whoever walks out of this show as the champion. There’s no doubt, with all this talent, that this could easily overshadow all of the title matches that are to follow later on in the show. It may be close, but as the other CyberFight title matches seem to feature the stars with the biggest home and international appeal, Sakazaki looks to be the one to face the champion. 

Yuki Kamifuku Hikari Noa

International Princess Championship: Yuki Kamifuku (c) vs. Hikari Noa

The challenger Hikari Noa has recently vowed to get into doing more singles work after her tag partner, Sena Shiori, graduated from TJPW. What a way to start, too, by going after Yuki Kamifuku and her International Princess Championship. This is somewhat of a rematch as these two were in the finals last year to crown an International Princess Champion after the title was vacated due to COVID-19; ultimately, Kamifuku got the win. However, with “Kamiyu’s” plan to hold the championship until foreign talent can come to Japan again motivating her, it may be a lot harder for Noa to get the win. Fans can expect a fun match between two wrestlers who have been doing some amazing work recently. 

TJPW Yes Wonderland 2021

Princess Tag Team Championship: NEO Biishiki-gun (Sakisama and Mei Saint-Michel) (c) vs. BeeStar (Mirai Maiumi and Suzume)

NEO Biishiki-gun have their first defense as Princess Tag Team Champions after defeating the BAKURETSU Sisters at Still Incomplete in April. Sakisama and Mei Saint-Michel have been showing some amazing chemistry despite only becoming a team in the last few months. Additionally, their style of tag work has given more heelish character depth to TJPW. Mirai Maiumi and Suzume have been working together as BeeStar. After getting a shocking win during Still Incomplete against Magical Sugar Rabbits and Shoko/Misao, BeeStar immediately challenged Sakisama and Saint-Michel. Although BeeStar only has a combined three years experience as wrestlers, they will certainly put on a good show against the champions. With the way things have been going, NEO Biishiki-gun will more than likely get the win. 

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Princess of Princess Championship: Rika Tatsumi (c) vs. Miyu Yamashita

Rika Tatsumi has a tough third Princess of Princess Championship defense against the “Ace,” Miyu Yamashita. Recently, Yamashita challenged Tatsumi for her title after she defended against Yamashita’s tag partner, Maki Itoh, at Still Incomplete. Tatsumi was not too happy about the challenge as she slapped Yamashita across the face; this amount of hostility might not bode well in the long run. Yamashita has somehow been getting more deadly with her striking ability, completely taking out her opponents with her skull kick.

Given the way that the challenger has been dominating in every aspect of the company this year, there is a high chance that she will be the one to take down the titleholder. Although Tatsumi has had great defenses against Watanabe and Itoh, Yamashita is definitely the strongest person on the roster right now. With the pressure of CyberFight Festival coming up in a month’s time, Yamashita might be the one to enter as champion.

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