On February 10th, Himeka announced in a press conference that she will retire from in-ring competition when Stardom runs at the Yokohama Arena on April 23rd. Her retirement ceremony will take place on May 14 at Korakuen Hall. With just being 25-year-old, Himeka retires at a very young age. Himeka won several titles in Stardom, including being a former Goddess of Stardom Champion with Maika and she also held the Artist of Stardom Championship with Maika and Natsupoi. The Donna del Mondo Member requested a match with Kakaeru Sekiguchi (formerly of Actwres girl’Z), a hardcore match against Risa Sera, a singles match against Chihiro Hashimoto and a retirement match against her Tag Team Partner and Friend, Maika.
The Triangle Derby heads into its final weeks with just one Block Show left before the final. While a lot of trios are already eliminated, the top teams are still fighting to advance to the semis on March 4th. In the Blue Triangle Block, the undefeated Abarenbo GE already secured their ticket to the semis while Prominence, Gold Ship and Rebel x Enemy are still fighting for the last spot. In the Red Triangle Block, three teams still have the chance to advance. The Queen’s Quest trio and 7Upp have the best chances to advance, with both heading into the final night with 9 Points each. SAKI and meltear aren’t out of the race yet either with being on the no. 3 spot with 8 Points, but they are facing the undefeated God’s Eye trio on the final night. A win is a must for the Cosmic Angels to even have the chance to advance to the next round.
Final Block Matches of the Triangle Derby (Feb 17th)
Queen’s Quest (Utami Hayashishita, AZM & Saya Kamitani) vs Classmates (Hazuki, Saya Iida & Koguma)
Cosmic Angels (Tam Nakano, Natsupoi & SAKI) vs Abarenbo GE (Syuri, MIRAI & Ami Sourei)
7Upp (Nanae Takahashi, Yuu & Yuna Mizumori) vs Team Lollipop (Waka Tsukiyama, Rina Amikura & Yuko Sakurai)
Unique Glare (Starlight Kid, Ruaka & Haruka Umesaki) vs Gold Ship (Momo Watanabe, Natsuko Tora & Saki Kashima)
Bari Bari Bombers (Giulia, Thekla & Mai Sakurai) vs Prominence (Suzu Suzuki, Risa Sera & Kurumi Hiiragi)
H & M’s (Mayu Iwatani, Momo Kohgo & Hanan) vs Rebel x Enemy (Ram Kaichow, Maika Ozaki & Maya Yukih
Official Triangle Derby Standings
RED TRIANGLE BLOCK –
9 – Queen’s Quest (Utami Hayashishita, AZM & Saya Kamitani) (4-1-1)
9 – 7Upp (Nanae Takahashi, Yuu & Yuna Mizumori) (4-1-1)
8 – Club Venus (Mina Shirakawa, Mariah May & Xia Brookside) (4-3-0)
8 – Cosmic Angels (Tam Nakano, Natsupoi & SAKI) (4-2-0)
6 – Unique Glare (Starlight Kid, Ruaka & Haruka Umesaki) (3-3-0)
6 – Bari Bari Bombers (Giulia, Thekla & Mai Sakurai) (3-3-0)
2 – H & M’s (Mayu Iwatani, Momo Kohgo & Hanan) (1-5-0)
BLUE TRIANGLE BLOCK –
10 – Abarenbo GE (Syuri, MIRAI & Ami Sourei) (4-0-2)
8 – Prominence (Suzu Suzuki, Risa Sera & Kurumi Hiiragi) (4-2-0)
6 – Gold Ship (Momo Watanabe, Natsuko Tora & Saki Kashima) (3-3-0)
6 – Rebel x Enemy (Ram Kaichow, Maika Ozaki & Maya Yukihi) (3-3-0)
4 – MaiHime With C (Maika, Himeka & Lady C) (2-5-0)
4 – Classmates (Hazuki, Saya Iida & Koguma) (2-4-0)
0 – Team Lollipop (Waka Tsukiyama, Rina Amikura & Yuko Sakurai) (0-6-0)
Tokyo Joshi Pro held a Korakuen Hall show on Saturday with their build-up toward Grand Princess. Before the opening match, it was announced that the new Rookies Touga, Haru, and Momo will make their debut soon. Touga will debut on March 6th while Haru and Momo will debut on March 18th. Arisu Endo was able to defeat Moka Miyamoto to gain her first-ever singles win of her 2-year long career. Arisu has been brewing to get her moment for a while now. Her defeating Moka is a step in the right direction
TJPW crowned the winner of the 3rd Max Heart Tournament at Saturday’s Korakuen Hall Show. In a fantastic Main Event, the tournament favorites Maki Itoh and Miyu Yamashita defeated Hyper Misao and Shoko Nakajima to lift the trophy and get the right to challenge for the Princess Tag Titles at Grand Princess on March 18th.
The Final was one of the best Matches in the history of the promotion. Kyoraku Kyomei worked way better as a team and were able to isolate Itoh and Yamashita from each other. 121000000 had a lot of miscommunications in their game which Shoko and Misao used perfectly. The longer the match went the better the eventual winners worked together and turned the match around for themselves and were able to win.