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Not sure if anyone else would be interested but I threw this list together. Joshi has had a pretty good year so I wanted to try and compare them to the matches that happen in NXT. I also wanted to see if I could reasonably stretch the list long enough to include a match from the WWE main roster. Luckily, there's been a couple of really good matches so the list didn't have to get too egregious.

 

1. Kairi Hojo vs. Meiko Satomura (Stardom, 6/14)

 

2. Io Shirai vs. Koguma (Stardom, 2/22)

 

3. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley (NXT, 8/22)

 

4. Arisa Nakajima vs. Hikaru Shida (JWP, 7/11)

 

5. Tsukasa Fujimoto/Arisa Nakajima vs. Misaki Ohata/Ryo Mizunami (Ice Ribbon, 12/31)

 

6. Io Shirai/Mayu Iwatani vs. DASH Chisako/Sendai Sachiko (Stardom, 9/23)

 

7. Kairi Hojo vs. Mayu Iwatani (Stardom, 5/17)

 

8. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch (NXT, 5/20)

 

9. Io Shirai vs. Dark Angel (Stardom, 10/11)

 

10. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley (NXT, 10/7)

 

11. Su Yung vs. Madison Eagles (Shine, 10/2)

 

12. Kairi Hojo vs. Takumi Iroha (Stardom, 7/4)

 

13. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte (NXT, 3/27)

 

14. Kana/Konami vs. Syuri/Hikaru Shida (Kana Pro, 3/8)

 

15. Emma vs. Asuka (NXT, 12/16)

 

16. Io Shirai vs. Mayu Iwatani (Stardom, 8/23)

 

17. Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Maki Narumiya (REINA, 12/26)

 

18. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch (WWE, 11/10)

 

19. Mio Shirai vs. Arisa Nakajima (M.I.O., 6/19)

 

20. Ayako Hamada/Yuu Yamagata vs. Misaki Ohata/Ryo Mizunami (Pro Wrestling WAVE, 12/23)

 

 

Other Matches to Watch:

Nikki Bella vs. Paige (WWE, 1/6)

Tsubasa Kuragaki vs. Kagetsu (Oz Academy, 1/11)

 

Hikaru Shida vs. Sakura Hirota (Pro Wrestling WAVE, 1/25)

 

Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Becky Lynch (NXT, 2/11)

 

Mio Shirai vs. Io Shirai (M.I.O., 2/14)

 

Mayumi Ozaki/Sakura Hirota vs. Kagetsu/Kaho Kobayashi (Oz Academy, 3/1)

DASH Chisako/Sendai Sachiko vs. Nanae Takahashi/Kairi Hojo (Sendai Girls, 3/11)

Ryo Mizunami vs. Rina Yamashita (Pro Wrestling WAVE, 3/15)

Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Kurumi (Ice Ribbon, 3/21)

 

Arisa Nakajima/Rabbit Miu vs. Sareee/Meiko Tanaka (JWP, 3/22)

 

Io Shirai vs. Kairi Hojo (Stardom, 3/29)

Mia Yim vs. Santana Garrett (Shine, 4/3)

 

Kana vs. Ryo Mizunami (Pro Wrestling WAVE, 6/14)

Kairi Hojo vs. Meiko Satomura (Stardom, 7/22)

Paige vs. Sasha Banks (WWE, 7/27)

 

AKINO, Sonoko Kato, Tsubasa Kuragaki vs. Arisa Nakajima, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Hikaru Shida (Oz Academy, 8/23)

Santana Garrett vs. Allysin Kay (Shine, 9/4)
Jessicka Havok vs. Kay Lee Ray (Shine, 10/2)
Santana Garrett vs. Evie (Shine, 10/2)

Io Shirai vs. Mia Yim (Stardom, 10/16)

 

Aoi Kizuki/Kayoko Haruyama vs. Tsukasa Fujimoto/Arisa Nakajima (Ice Ribbon, 10/17)

 

Io Shirai/Mayu Iwatani vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto/Kellie Skater (Stardom, 10/18)

Io Shirai/Mayu Iwatani vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto/Santana Garrett (Stardom, 10/25)

Meiko Satomura vs. Mayu Iwatani (Stardom, 11/15)

 

Kairi Hojo vs. Mika Iwata (Stardom, 11/15)

 

Meiko Satomura vs. Io Shirai (Stardom, 12/23)

* ratings are included with reviews linked in the thread.

 

 

Top 10 Women of 2015:

 

1. Io Shirai

 

2. Sasha Banks

 

3. Kairi Hojo

 

4. Arisa Nakajima

 

5. Bayley

 

6. Tsukasa Fujimoto

 

7. Becky Lynch

 

8. Hikaru Shida

 

9. Ryo Mizunami

 

10. Santana Garrett

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This is really cool because for those of us who have really only seen NXT this year, we can take what we think of those matches and set expectations for the other matches. I really look forward to diving into this. Good women's wrestling is one of the things that could get me really excited about current wrestling again, mainly because it's something different.

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By the way, have you seen any SHIMMER from this year? Just curious if it's been a case of them simply being off the radar or just having a disappointing year.

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I don’t have 20 yet but I wanted to post what I think are some of the top women’s matches in 2015 for me. Having a hard time ranking who’s the absolute best between Banks and Shirai.

 

1. Kairi Hojo Vs. Meiko Satomura (STARDOM Galaxy 2015) June 14th, 2015

2. Bayley Vs. Sasha Banks (WWE NXT Takeover Brooklyn) August 22nd, 2015

3. Io Shirai Vs. Koguma (Stardom Queens Shout 2015) February 22nd, 2015

4. Sasha Banks Vs. Becky Lynch (WWE NXT Takeover: Unstoppable) May 20th, 2015

5. Io Shirai Vs. Mayu Iwatani (STARDOM 5STAR Grand Prix 2015) August 23rd, 2015

6. 
Charlotte Vs. Sasha Banks Vs. Becky Lynch Vs. Bayley (WWE NXT Takeover: Rival) February 11th, 2015

7. Charlotte Vs. Bailey Vs. Becky Lynch (WWE NXT) April 22nd, 2015

8. Bayley Vs. Sasha Banks (WWE NXT Takeover Respect) October 7th, 2015

9. Kairi Hojo Vs. Meiko Satomura (Stardom X Stardom 2015) July 26th, 2015

10. Arisa Nakajima Vs. Kayoko Haruyama (JWP MANIA-X 2015) April 5th, 2015

11. Io Shirai & Mio Shirai Vs. Mayu Iwatani & Hiroyo Matsumoto (Stardom X Stardom 2015) July 26th, 2015

12. Io Shirai & Mayu Iwatani Vs. Nikki Storm & Starfire (STARDOM Galaxy 2015) June 14th, 2015

13. Io Shirai Vs. Mayu Iwatani (Stardom Ryogoku Cinderella Champions Fiesta 2015) April 23rd, 2015

14. Koguma Vs. Starfire (STARDOM Gold May 2015) May 17th, 2015

15. Io Shirai Vs. Nikki Storm (STARDOM Gold May 2015) May 17th, 2015

16. Ivelisse Vs. Santana Garrett (Shine 28) July 24th, 2015

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This is really cool because for those of us who have really only seen NXT this year, we can take what we think of those matches and set expectations for the other matches. I really look forward to diving into this. Good women's wrestling is one of the things that could get me really excited about current wrestling again, mainly because it's something different.

 

Thanks! I was expecting to get trolled because I had a Nikki Bella match on my list. ;)

 

I actually think current joshi is easier to get into than 80's/90's AJW. The style seem to slowly be moving towards what Arsion was using rather than the typical AJW 'go-go-go' style. They also work a lot stiffer now too. Arisa Nakajima is a pretty traditional worker but hits like Daisuke Ikeda.

 

As for SHIMMER, they are pretty slow releasing stuff. They just released stuff from this year on DVD a couple of weeks ago. I just get downloads from ClickWrestle but they are even further behind there. They have this year's WrestleMania weekend show but they have nothing in between that and last year's WrestleMania show. Although, I do want to check out Nicole Matthews vs. Tomoka Nakagawa and the Kay Lee Ray matches, since she just popped up at the last NXT tapings.

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Hikaru Shida & Syuri vs. Konami Takemoto & Kana from Kana Produce back in March is well worth seeking out for possible inclusion as I had it around ****.

 

It's there at 8. I just have a thing for listing wrestlers from the home promotion first, which is why it's listed differently.

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Hikaru Shida & Syuri vs. Konami Takemoto & Kana from Kana Produce back in March is well worth seeking out for possible inclusion as I had it around ****.

 

It's there at 8. I just have a thing for listing wrestlers from the home promotion first, which is why it's listed differently.

 

 

Totally missed it on my initial glance, my bad. :)

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Links to reviews in the Match Discussion Archive threads:

 

Nikki Bella vs. Paige

 

Kuragaki vs. Kagetsu

 

Io vs. Koguma

 

Dash Chisako & Sendai Sachiko vs. Nanae Takahashi & Kairi Hojo (Sendai Girls - 3/11)

 

Kairi Hojo vs. Mayu Iwatani (5/17/15) Stardom

 

Kairi Hojo vs. Meiko Satomura (6/14/15) Stardom

 

Io Shirai vs. Mayu Iwantani (8/23/15) Stardom

 

I'll try and do this Segunda Caida style with reviews for everything on the list plus anything new that gets added.

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It's too bad the Sasha vs Charlotte matches from Mania weekend, and the Philly house show main event haven't made tape. The best women's matches from NXT tv I've seen this year have been Sasha vs Charlotte from the 7/15 show, and Charlotte vs Bayley from 8/5.

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It's too bad the Sasha vs Charlotte matches from Mania weekend, and the Philly house show main event haven't made tape. The best women's matches from NXT tv I've seen this year have been Sasha vs Charlotte from the 7/15 show, and Charlotte vs Bayley from 8/5.

 

Not sure if it's still out there, but Sasha/Charlotte from Mania weekend was on YouTube for a while.

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It's too bad the Sasha vs Charlotte matches from Mania weekend, and the Philly house show main event haven't made tape. The best women's matches from NXT tv I've seen this year have been Sasha vs Charlotte from the 7/15 show, and Charlotte vs Bayley from 8/5.

Not sure if it's still out there, but Sasha/Charlotte from Mania weekend was on YouTube for a while.

 

The match is still on YouTube but I wish there was a better fan cam of that. Also check out the fan cams of the 4 way between horsewomen from Philly and the Sasha/Charlotte from Albany.

 

I'm happy this thread was put together cause Joshi and Lucha have been my blindspots for years and I've made it a point to myself to watch more. I've done it with Lucha but current Joshi I've been lacking on.

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