Last night, CHIKARA kicked off its three-night JoshiMania extravaganza in Philadelphia, PA, in a show headlined by Sara Del Rey facing her idol, returning to the US for the first time in years, Aja Kong.
Plus, Manami Toyota was presented the Diva Dirt Legacy Award.
Complete results and an extensive photo gallery below.
Diva Dirt reader Dave Muscarella reporting…
* Kaori Yoneyama, Tsubasa Kuragaki & Hanako Nakamori beat Archibald Peck, El Hijo Del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr via double Torture Rack on Peck and one of the Ice Creams. (14:43)
* Gami beat Sawako Shimono with a diving elbow drop. (10:03)
* Manami Toyota beat Toshie Uematsu with a Ocean Cyclone Suplex. (19:50)
* Sara Del Rey pinned Aja Kong with a rollup. (11:50)
Great show. Sara Del Rey nearly DOMINATED Kong the majority of the match. The only time Kong took control was after a ref bump when she used a metal bucket to whack over Del Rey’s head. The Toyota/Uematsu match was match of the night, in my opinion. It got the most time and had tons of near falls. During most of the matches, the JWP team, Gami, and Uematsu came out to act as “seconds” or managers for the other girls. All the girls were out before, and after the show selling all kinds of merch and taking photos with fans. Aja Kong by FAR had the longest lines. I’d estimate the crowd to be around 500 or so. Not as many as I’d have expected though, but not a small crowd either.
Photo gallery on Page 2…