Sakura Pro is back and with a new group of people! Dean Sweenson has purchased the promotion and brought along a number or familiar faces as well as brand new talent to creat the Reborn Sakura Pro. Instead of being pure Joshi, Sakura Pro will now feature male competitors without any separation between the rosters. When shows run they will be on Wednesdays after AEW so around 9:30 central time.
The very first episode of Sakura Pro will feature the beginning of the inaugural unit elimination tournament! The tournament will be contested under 4 vs 4 over the toprope elimination matches with the winning unit will be given first priority in crowning Sakura Pro's first champions! This means whether it be the number one singles to the six woman tag belts, this unit will be there to compete and perhaps gain domination over Sakura Pro right from the start!
Main Event - The Dragon's Den (Drakaina, Black Dragon, Dragon Rosa, and Ribbit) vs The Queendom (Dèsire, Mercy Devine, Kageka Nagato, and Fenix Oscuro)
Match #4 - T.A.S (Tiger Lily, Yoko Miyamoto, Eri Sentarl, and Listalva Anne Heyward) vs The Oni Army (Lilith, Jedah, Lash, and Babe Ruthless)
Match #3- The WildSTARS (Jessie Andrews, Annie May Janai, Cassandra Wayne, and Besos) vs The Desert Gems (Zaina, Crusher Honda, Eternamente Verde, and Psycho Witch )
Match #2- Urani Whitemist vs Payaso Terrible
Opening Contest - SATOMI vs Aya Mizuno vs Yuri Hashimoto
(Card is subject to change aka I want to use everyone, but I don't have unlimited time on a show, soooo things may be moved around)
Last week set up the foundations of Sakura Pro, not it's time to shake them! Episode 2 of Sakura Pro will feature the finals of the Unit Tournament and give the winning group the chance to paint all of Sakura Pro in their image.
Main Event - Unit Tournament Final! The Black Dragon vs Crusher Honda vs Urani Whitemist
Match #7 - Ribbit and Drakaina vs Dèsire and Mercy Devine
Match #6 - Megan Van Horne vs Veronika Armstrong
Match #5 - Kageka Nagato, Widow Nakagawa, and Aya Mizuno vs Michelle Rochefort, Morrigan Fae, and Selisha
Match #4 - SATOMI vs Yuri Hashimoto
Match #3 - Kuni Ochikawa vs Ami Tanaka vs Haruka Matsura vs Emelia "Air" Hart
Match #2 - The O'Malleys vs Tiger Lily and Yoko Miyamoto
Opening Match - The Oni Army Exhibition! Lilith, Jedah and Hatsumi Ishikawa vs Lash, Babe Ruthless and Natsuki
well... that's an unfortunate event which I do not much care to drag out... Urani first of all how dare you, second of all how could you? Not only do you Injure one of mine, you get rewarded for it? nah nah nah Urani, face me FACE ME, You're not getting a happy ending after that.
As the camera carefully turns around the corner to the medical room, a member of the medic staff is seen careening into the wall. The source of the haphazard flying doctor is seen shortly after, as Crusher Honda stands up, yelling an incomprehensible string of curses in Japanese, with her left arm in a sling. Seeing the camera, she motions to the understandably tentative staffer, who inches closer before Honda jumps up, and pulls the camera up to her strained face.
Crusher Honda: URANI! You are dead woman now! Doctors tell me three months! That's three months you have to enjoy life! Go to best restaurants! Go dance at clubs! Screw around! Marry who you love! Watch the sunset together! Travel the world! Then say goodbye because when I heal, I don't wrestle you in wrestling match, I fight you to death! Wherever Office, Phoenix pick, we will fight to death! I break your skull, spill your brains, stomp on them to stain mat! And you die! Because I am no victim! I am the Murder Train! I roll over everything! And this, this...this is just a delay before you splatter all over!
With a violent shout, Honda palms the camera lens, shoving it back as the feed cuts out.
"So I seem to have collected a target on my back... hardly the first time. Unlikely to be the last." Urani isn't in the arena as she speaks... it's an unfamiliar building, more like a home... perhaps her own. "Zaina lashing out, having lost her most dangerous asset... this is a fight you don't want, but I'll be happy to give you nevertheless. But you've been warned... I won't show restraint, not here. Many come to face me, Zaina, but few have what it takes to stand up to a Titan.
As for Crusher Honda... you think I'm afraid of what you have to say? I know you far too well, by now. If you're looking for a war, then a war is what you'll get... and the day will finally come when we face each other with nothing else between us. Three months, though..." There's a bit of movement behind Urani... and the Titan steps aside to reveal a familiar face, that of Laenara Kintelas.
"Three months, huh? How awful that's gotta be. Out of action for a whole three months... lemme run the numbers in my head a little, you'll be back in that ring about the same time I will. You wanna talk about how Urani should spend the next three months? I'll tell you straight up... what the hell do you think we've been doing in our spare time, Honda? Living our lives... least once I got back on my feet. But don't start screaming about three months on the shelf... your arm in a sling, how sad... because at least you can stand on your own two feet. At least you don't have to spend the next month wondering if you're ever gonna be OK again. If you're ever going to get the chance to step into that ring again. Don't fucking talk to me about three months, Crusher Fucking Honda."
Urani puts a hand on Lae's shoulder... the young woman taking the moment to calm down. "Make no mistake, Honda... when that day does come, I'll be ready. And I'll have made sure everything's in order for the match we've been waiting over a year to have... you'll learn exactly what it means to step into that ring with me. You got a taste of what you've been after for so long... but you have no idea what the full force will be like with nothing standing in my way."
"I-I did it!" Yuri Hashimoto was standing in the hallway after her match Kageka Nagato's theme could be heard going off in the background. "Everyone wrote off my win last week as a fluke. I mean, even I did, SATOMI and Aya are awesome world renowned wrestlers! I guess now it's real, right?" She asked, a little smile creeping over her face as if the confidence of her first big single win was only just beginning to wash over her. "The championships go on the line starting next week, right? I think I'm ready to prove anyone who's still doubting me wrong." With a nod of her head, the confident young upstart jogged out of frame.
Last week, The Oni Army were victorious in the Unit Tournament final. This week we witness the beginning of the fallout as various members receive their title opportunities. Will the Oni Army claim dominion over Sakura Pro, or will the other units be able to bounce back and forge their own spots in history?
Main Event Golden Blossom Championship - Urani Whitemist vs Zaina
Match #7 - Jennifer Phoenix vs Anny May Janai vs Veronika Armstrong vs Fenix Oscuro
Match #6 Full Bloom Tag Championship #1 Contender - Dèsire and Mercy Devine vs Tiger Lily and Yoko Miyamoto
Match #5 Golden Blossom #1 Contender - Ribbit vs Jessie Andrews vs Megan Van Horne
Match #4 - Double Dragon vs Besos and Candy Heart
Match #3 - Cassandra Wayne vs Cassandra Marshall
Match #2 - Hanako Yoshii, Sarita Garcia and Galaxy Girl vs Dragon Rosa, Leisha Brookes and Jessie Callihan
Opening Contest: Silver Blossom Championship - Lilith vs Yuri Hashimoto