Good evening everybody, it’s Night 1 of Chikara‘s JoshiMania this evening at The Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Belltime is 7:30pm, and we’re hoping to bring you live results of the show as well as any news coming out of the shows. Click through to after the jump and keep refreshing the page for results as they come in.

1. Kaori Yoneyama, Tsubasa Kuragaki & Hanako Nakamori beat Archibald Peck, El Hijo Del Ice Cream & Ice Cream Jr when Tsubasa Kuragaki beat Peck and one of Los Ice Creams with a double Torture Rack submission
2. Gami beat Sawako Shimono with a diving elbow drop.
3. Tim Donst submits Green Ant with the From Dusk Til Donst
4. Ayako Hamada & Cherry beat Mayumi Ozaki & Mio Shirai when Hamada pinned Shirai after an LSD
5. Manami Toyota beat Toshie Uematsu in a nearly 20 minute match with a Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex
6. CHIKARA Campeonato De Parejas: F.I.S.T. (Chuck Taylor & Johnny Gargano) (c) defeated The Colony (Fire Ant & Soldier Ant) by two falls to one in a “Best of 3 Falls” match to retain the titles.
– Taylor pinned Soldier Ant at 6:25 with a rope assisted schoolboy. Fire Ant pinned Taylor at 13:09 via rollup. Taylor made Fire tap at 20:55.
7. Sara Del Rey pinned Aja Kong with a rollup at 11:50 after Kong missed her trademark Uraken (backfist)

We’ve got some pics of the event, courtesy of Jonathan Leung of Osaka Holiday Paradise, as well as some from the talented Zia Hiltey, CHIKARA’s official photographer. This is just a sample of some of the great moments that she captured.

If you are in attendance tonight in Philly, tomorrow in Everett, MA or Sunday in Manhattan, NY, please feel free to email us at or tweet us @ringbelles with your thoughts and opinions on this history-making weekend.

Joseph Hargrove says:

Good evening, mates! Just got back to my hotel after an epic first night at JoshiMania in Philly.

First off, congrats to the Queen of Wrestling for achieving her dream of facing and beating Aja Kong. So happy for Sara Del Rey.

Second, very happy to see Hamada and Cherry beat Ozaki and Mio Shirai. Huge fan of Hamada so that makes it even sweeter for me.

Third, had a fantastic time meeting and greeting with the Joshi talent before the show. They were all nice to me and gave me some signed merchandise.

I truly hope the greatness continues. Cheers!