Mission Pro “Play Hard, Hustle Harder” Results 7/31/21: Thunder Rosa vs. Janai Kai, New #1 Contender

 


Mission Pro Wrestling “Play Hard, Hustle Harder” news and results from Conroe,Texas, USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ at Southern Star Brewing Company on 7/31/21 live on Title Match Network:

https://titlematchnetwork.com/

Mission Pro Wrestling will still continue even with Thunder Rosa now in AEW full time. The company just bought a ring and trailer for themselves several days ago. This show is the first time the ring is being used. MPW had been renting one until now.

Tonight’s broadcast team will be Brittani Nikole and News 4 San Antonio’s Joe Galli. Sam Leterna is the ring announcer. 

Robert Bayne, JP Harlow, Lady Bird Monroe, and Gigi Rey were the talent picked to have showcase matches on the card by Thunder Rosa from her training seminar that took place earlier today. The seminar was open to both women and men.

Abadon did a pic and autograph signing at the building but she was never scheduled to compete tonight.

MPW will hit the road for a show in Greensboro, North Carolina on 8/14/21.

There will be a MPW benefit show for the San Antonio Salvation Army on 8/20/21. Thunder Rosa and her family have volunteered for the chapter on occasions over the years.

In the interest of transparency, Joshi Sun-Times is one of the sponsors of MPW “Play Hard, Hustle Harder”. We don’t not have any input in the booking or production of the event, it’s only a sponsorship and advertising opportunity for us.

RESULTS-

Robert Bayne beat JP Harlow by referee stoppage with choke submission hold. Bayne’s manager Kaitlyn Alexis distracted the referee to lead to the finish. This was a special men’s showcase match.

Dani Mo pinned Kenzie Paige after a running springboard crossbody block from the top rope cable.

Dulce Tormenta and Madi Wrenkowski went to a Double Count Out with The Renegade Twins (Robyn and Charlette) as all four were brawling on the floor.

Skye Blue pinned Zoey Skye with a back bridging cover. Zoey Skye was formerly known as Angel Dust and Dust in RISE and SHIMMER. She’s held the RISE Title and RISE Tag Team Titles. She is a former Heart of SHIMMER Champion. She held the main title for the MPWA group in Michigan under the Zoey Skye name.

Intermission 

Gigi Rey pinned Lady Bird Monroe after a back breaker on the knee in the special women’s showcase match.

Thunder Rosa beat Janai Kai by choke submission. Excellent match that had an intense mix of everything. Mat work, great exchanges, brawling on the outside, and lots of strikes and kicks. Rosa got on the mic and said Kai was the toughest challenge she’s had in a while. She said MPW is now self sufficient and thanked the fans for their support. She called out AEW Women’s Champion Britt Baker and wants another title shot which got a big reaction from the crowd.

Jasmine Allure won a #1 con. MPW Title 3-Way Match over JennaCide and Vert Vixen by pinning JennaCide with a roll up and holding the tights. Allure came out with Ava Wilde and The Renegade Twins but the referee would only allow one person of the “alluring” stable to stay at ringside. The twins went to the back. Wilde got on the ring to try to interfere but fell to the floor after colliding into Vixen and JennaCide. JennaCide looked like she was about to pin Vixen when Allure scrambled back in the ring to steal the win. This was supposed to be a second round of a #1 con. Tournament with Alex Gracia vs. Allure and Vixen vs. JennaCide, but Gracia did not make it to the show. Allure had her own heel stable poster made up for the show.

MPW Champion La Rosa Negra pinned Holidead after the frog splash in an incredible match which earned a standing ovation. They were given lots of time. Negra did a torpedo dive on Holidead who was laid out in the front row. It looked amazing and it hit the target with no fans injured in the process. Holidead later grabbed her and swung her a couple of times into the concrete wall. Both are fan favorites so the crowd was split. After the match, Allure, The Renegade Twins, and Wilde came out to surround the ring. Madi Wrenkowski and Dulce Tormenta ran in to back Negra up. The heels didn’t attack and backed off.






ECWA Women’s Super 8 Tournament Results 7/31/21

 


ECWA Women’s Super 8 Tournament results from Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ at the Monster Factory on 7/31/21 live on IWTV: 

Kaia McKenna is off the show due to a shoulder issue. She should be back in a few weeks after some psychical therapy. Megan Bayne will replace her in the tournament.

All of this year’s tournament competitors came to the ring to be introduced to the crowd one by one with the trophy on display. Brady Hicks and A Very Good Professional Wrestler are the broadcast team. They were introduced in the ring as well. AVGPW did his gimmick where he hogs the spotlight as his theme music plays..

Megan Bayne pinned Damaris Dawkins after her swinging uranage slam in a tournament match.

Vicious Vicki beat Gabby Ortiz by submission using her legs for a choke hold in a tournament match.

Ashley D’Amboise pinned Adena Steele with a Michinoku Driver in a tournament match.

Tima San Antonio pinned Erica Leigh with a face buster finisher in a tournament match.

IWTV Independent Champion Wheeler Yuta pinned Killian McMurphy in a match that was the 99th defense of the title. The referee was accidentally bumped by both guys. While he was down, McMurphy’s heel manager Dustin Wilson got in the ring to try to hit Yuta with the title belt. A Very Good Professional Wrestler left the broadcast table and gave Wilson a big slap followed by a DDT. He then threw Yuta and McMurphy out of the ring to the floor and woke up the referee to try to get both guys counted out but it didn’t work. AVGPW is currently out of action with a broken leg. Yuta now goes on to defend the title against Daniel Garcia at IWTV 100 on 8/8/21.

Intermission

Megan Bayne pinned Gabby Ortiz after the swinging uranage slam when Ortiz went for a cross body off the second rope but got caught. Bayne advances to the finals of the tournament.

Ashley D’Amboise pinned Tina San Antonio after a snapping DVD to advance to the finals.

L.A. Vin pinned Alex Anthony in a #1 con. Match for the ECWA Legacy Title. They shook hands afterwards

ECWA Champion Mr. Ooh Lala won a 3-Way Match over  Mike Law and World-1 Champion Joey Ace by pinning Ace after a stunner. Both belts were on the line. Mr. Ooh Lala is now World-1 Champion.

The ECWA 54th Anniversary show is on 9/18/21.

The tournament trophy was brought to the ring for the main event. Bayne has come to the ring each time with her servant but the servant hasn’t stayed at ringside for any of it.

Megan Bayne pinned Ashley D’Amboise after the swinging uranage slam to win the ECWA Women’s Super 8 Tournament 2021. All the other competitors came out to congratulate her. Bayne cut a promo and said it was an honor to be in the ring with the others but the gold always goes home with her. She held up the trophy high on her way to the back. The announcers said Bayne gets a shot at the IWTV Title by winning the tournament.





STARDOM “5-STAR Grand Prix 2021” (Day 1) Results 7/31/21

 

STARDOM “5-STAR Grand Prix 2021” Tournament (Day 1) results from Kanagawa, Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ at Yokohama Budokan on 7/31/21 live on PIA pay-per-view:

https://ticket.pia.jp/piasp/inbound/5star-engpls.jsp

This show is only available in Japanese commentary and will only be available as a ppv until 8/3/21. It will then move to STARDOM World as VOD next week. Miki Motoi is on the broadcast team as play by play announcer..She’s a weather forecaster in Japan who has made broadcasting appearances for New Japan Pro Wrestling and CMLL. Apparently the reason for no English simulcast is because Stewart Fulton is working on commentary for NOAH this weekend.

The rules of the tournament: winners of each match get 2 points, 1 point each for time limit draws, and 0 points for a loss. This is a round robin tournament that will span 21 shows with the finals taking place on 9/25/21 at Ota City Gymnasium. Day 2 will be live on PIA ppv on 8/1/21 at 1am EST with only Japanese commentary again. I would imagine the semifinals and finals will be on ppv as well.The other dates will be on STARDOM World as VOD a day or two after they take place. 

Konami, Saki Kashima, Ruaka, and Rina beat AZM, Hanan, Hina, and Lady C when Kashima pinned Lady C after My Emblem in 4:15. This was a dark match.

A nice video package opened the ppv showing footage of all the past tournament winners from 2012 to 2020.

Mina Shirakawa pinned Fukigen Death with a cradle in 4:39 of a Red Block Match for 2 points.Konami brought Death to the ring on a leash. She stayed at ringside and tripped Shirakawa up from the outside during the match but her interference didn’t effect the outcome.

Koguma pinned Natsupoi with a German Suplex in 10:16 of a Red Block Match for 2 points. NatsuPoi is currently the High Speed Champion and started out quickly like it was a High Speed Matxh by trying to pin Koguma with a series of fast roll ups.

Giulia pinned Starlight Kid after a Northern Lights Bomb for 2 points in 13:47 of a Red Block Match. Good match that saw Kid with a methodical and aggressive side in addition to her quickness and high flying. She worked over Giulia’s leg for a good chunk of the match hoping to get a submission. She delivered the Moonsault but Giulia caught her as she landed and locked her in a submission hold. It looked like Kid was going to tap out but she got a foot on the rope. They traded a series of pin attempts in the closing moments then Giulia hit the NLB for the win.She was going to give her another NLB after the match but the referee stopped her.

Unagi Sayaka pinned Tam Nakano with the Taigi de Atta for 2 points in a Blue Block Match in 13:16. Nakano tried to go for what looked like a Tiger Suplex twice but Sayaka was able to escape and hit the finisher. Nakano wanted to shake hands after but Sayaka refused then Nakano left with Mina Shirakawa who was at ringside. The three are currently the Artists of STARDOM Champions.

Syuri pinned Saya Kamitani after her flame driver finisher in 14:37 of a Blue Block Match for 2 points.

NatsuPoi joined the announcers for guest commentary.

Momo Watanabe pinned Mayu Iwatani with the Peach Bomb in 17:37 in a Red Block Match for 2 points. This was a match it the year candidate with lots of intense back and forth action. They shook hands afterwards. Iwatani had a big laceration on her chin towards the end. The doctor got in the ring when it was over to check if she could properly move her jaw still. She seemed fine then the camera quickly showed her being carried off.

Maika pinned Utami Hayashishita with a Michinoku Driver in a Blue Block Match for 2 points in 19:26. The almost went to a draw. Maika cut a very confident end authoritative victory promo to close the show.




Tokyo Joshi Pro “8th Tokyo Princess Cup” Tournament (Day 5) Results 7/31/21

 

Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling “8th Tokyo Princess Cup” Tournament (Day 5) results from Tokyo, Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Shinjuku FACE on 7/31/21 live on WRESTLE UNIVERSE: 

https://www.ddtpro.com/universe/videos/10121

Mirai Maiumi, Pom Harajuku, and Kaya Toribami beat Yuki Kamifuku, Mahiro Kiryu, and Moka Miyamoto when Harajuku pinned Miyamoto after the Pom De Justice.

Hyper Misao won a 3-Way Match over Nodoka Tenma and Haruna Neko by pinning Neko.

Hikari Noa, Raku, and Yuki Arai beat Nao Kakuta, Marika Kobashi, and Arisu Endo when Noa pinned Endo with the Blizzard Suplex.

Maki Itoh beat Suzume by submission in a Tokyo Princess Cup quarterfinals match.

Miu Watanabe pinned Yuki Aino after the Tear Drop in a Tokyo Princess Cup quarterfinals match.

Shoko Nakajima pinned Rika Tatsumi after a diving senton in a Tokyo Princess Cup quarterfinals match.

Mizuki pinned Miyu Yamashita with a Cutie Special in a Tokyo Princess Cup quarterfinals match.

The semifinals are 8/14 and finals are 8/15. A non tournament show will also air live on WU on 8/7/21.


Yuka Sakazaki Is Back In Japan After AEW Appearances


 Yuka Sakazaki returned to Japan after a few weeks trip to America for AEW. Due to the ongoing virus pandemic she is in quarantine but is scheduled to get back to action for Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling at the Korakuen Hall show on 8/14/21.

Sakazaki had four matches during this excursion with AEW and they were all victories. She defeated KiLynn King on AEW Dark Elevation on 7/7/21, Penelope Ford on AEW Dynamite on 7/14/21, Amber Nova on 7/21/21, and Dani Jordyn on AEW Dark: Elevation (which was taped in Charlotte on 7/28/21 to air on YouTube next week).

The List Of Joshi Wrestlers With COVID-19 Continues Grow




It’s unfortunate and very disturbing that so many female pro wrestlers in Japan have tested positive for COVID-19 in just the past few days to the point that we keep getting more names added after we posted news on previous lists of names. 

Maya Yukihi of Ice Ribbon tested positive on 7/28/21 but she is asymptomatic. She will miss the 7/31/21 and 8/1/21 shows. Those shows are still scheduled to go on as on now with 7/31 available to watch live on Nico pay-per-view. Yukihi will be quarantined until 8/7/21.

Madeline who works for Diana, Pro Wrestling WAVE, Ice Ribbon, and Pure-J was not feeling well on 7/28/21 and tested positive. 

Legendary referee Tommy Ran tested positive as well but she is asymptomatic. Ran has been a referee since the early 1980s for numerous Joshi groups starting with All Japan Women’s Pro Wrestling when she was a teenager. She had been wearing a plastic face shield while officiating matches for Marvelous and WAVE since the start of the virus pandemic.

Momo Tani, Makoto, Chikayo Nagashima, and Itsuki Aoki also all tested positive recently.

A few wrestlers are being pulled off of the OZ Academy and WAVE events on Sunday out of precaution after being in close contact to those who have tested positive.

A Few More Joshi Wrestlers Hit With COVID-19

 


Manami and Mika Iwata of Sendai Girls have tested positive for COVID-19. Both are experiencing mild symptoms. As a result, Sendai Girls has announced it is postponing the 8/14/21 show in Miyagi.

Yuu, who is a freelancer, has also tested positive for the virus. Her most recent match was with Pro Wrestling WAVE on 7/24/21. She and Yurika Oka lost to Mio Momono and Yumi Ohka on the show.