Updated: Jan 12
Yanagase Pro Wrestling (YPW) presents the first "Ladius Friday Night Match" of 2023 this Friday, January 13 at SPORTS BAR M's Cafe (3 Chome-9 Yanagasedori, Gifu), with the event starting at 8:00 PM. Ladius is the ladies' division of YPW.
This week's match will be a "New Year's gift 4-way” match between Sae, Mari Manji, Akane Fujita, and Papillon Akemi.
Two of the top wrestlers on the Ladius roster, Sae and Mari Manji have both also been seen in Ice Ribbon, ZERO1, WAVE, and PURE-J. Manji has also competed at BJW and Sendai Girls events.
Akane Fujita is an Ice Ribbon star and its FantastICE Champion- she has held that championship longer than any other wrestler. Fujita is also a member of, "Prominence" a faction that produces its own events.
Papillon Akemi is a veteran of the ring and has wrestled in many promotions, including DDT and Ice Ribbon.
All 4 wrestlers are very familiar with each other, with the most recent interactions being Sae going against Fujita at last month’s Yanagase Pro Wrestling Christmas Special, and Sae facing Mari Manji in the most recent, “Ladius Friday Night Match”.
You can get ticket information by contacting Ladius on Twitter here. If you will be unable to be in Gifu on January 13, you can see, "Ladius Friday Night Match" LIVE via TwitCasting (a livestreaming service based in Japan that has over 33 million registered users worldwide) for only 1,000 yen, which is around 8 USD. Be there at 20:00 Japan Time, and you can use a time zone converter to find out what time that is in your area to make sure that you don't miss any of the live pro-wrestling action.
Yanagase Pro Wrestling was founded in 2017 and presents 3 - 4 events per month (with 2 of them being Ladius events), the final event of the year being an annual Christmas Special. Along with YPW's own talented roster, its events also feature stars of the Japanese wrestling scene who have had impressive accomplishments outside of YPW. All YPW events can be watched live via TwitCasting and are available to watch in full for the following two weeks after the live broadcast.
To learn more about Yanagase Pro Wrestling and Ladius, check out the article on Jack Kennedy, an American wrestler who was trained by and wrestles in YPW.