Professional Wrestling Just Tap Out
AcronymJTO
Founded2019
StylePuroresu
Submission Wrestling
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Founder(s)Taka Michinoku
Owner(s)Taka Michinoku
Websitehttps://pwjto.com

Professional Wrestling Just Tap Out (JTO) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion and training facility owned and promoted by Taka Michinoku.[1] The promotion places emphasis on a style of puroresu that combines high-flying, submission wrestling and martial arts. Most matches are held under submission-only rules.

The promotion was founded by Michinoku after his previous promotion, Kaientai Dojo (now Active Advance Pro Wrestling) dismissed him after he was involved in a cheating scandal.[2][3] They held their first show on July 8, 2019 in Korakuen Hall.[4]

Unlike most professional wrestling promotions, their top honor isn't a championship. Instead, wrestlers compete in tournaments and ranking matches, with the top ranking ('King of JTO' for men and 'Queen of JTO' for women) considered the highest honor.[5] Those honors are currently held by Taka Michinoku & Tomoka Inaba respectively.

The promotion holds partnerships with various other promotions from the Japanese independent scene such as World Wonder Ring Stardom. Tomoka Inaba and Aoi are two of JTO's wrestlers who appeared in several events promoted by Stardom such as Stardom New Blood 1 and New Blood 2.[6][7]

Roster

Main article: List of Professional Wrestling Just Tap Out personnel

Current championships

As of January 15, 2023 this is the list of championships created or promoted by the promotion.

Championship Current Champion Reign Date won Days held Defenses Location Notes
King of JTO Championship Yasu Urano 1 November 04, 2022 72+ 0 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Ryuya Takekura at JTO Ran.
Queen of JTO Championship Tomoka Inaba 2 June 5, 2022 224+ 2 Yokohama, Japan Defeated Yuu Yamagata at JTO.
UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship Black Eagle 1 November 18, 2021 423+ 1 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Eagle Mask at JTO Itadaki to win the reactivated title.
Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship Naoki Tanizaki 1 November 21, 2021 420+ 5 Osaka, Japan Defeated Arata at JTO in Osaka.

King of JTO Championship

King of JTO Championship
Details
PromotionProfessional Wrestling Just Tap Out
Date establishedOctober 16, 2020
Current champion(s)Yasu Urano
Date wonNovember 4, 2022
Statistics
First champion(s)Taka Michinoku
Most reignsRyuya Takekura (2 reigns)
Longest reignTaka Michinoku (321 days)
Shortest reignRyuya Takekura (77 days)
Oldest championTaka Michinoku (46 years, 356 days)
Youngest championKanon (25 years, 56 days)
Heaviest championRyuya Takekura (253 lbs)
Lightest championTaka Michinoku (172 lbs)

The King of JTO Championship is the top title of the Professional Wrestling Just Tap Out promotion. There have been a total of five reigns shared between four different champions. The current title holder is Yasu Urano who is in his first reign.

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
<1 Reign lasted less than a day
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Taka Michinoku October 16, 2020 JTO House Tokyo, Japan 1 328 5 Defeated Arata to become the inaugural champion. [8]
2 Ryuya Takekura September 9, 2021 JTO Yume Tokyo, Japan 1 70 2 [9]
3 Kanon November 18, 2021 JTO Itadaki Tokyo, Japan 1 106 2 [10]
Vacated March 4, 2022
4 Ryuya Takekura March 4, 2022 JTO KAKU ~ JTO Tournament 2022 Tokyo, Japan 2 245 1 Defeated Ren Ayabe in the finals of the 2022 King of JTO Tournament. [11]
5 Yasu Urano November 4, 2022 JTO Ran Tokyo, Japan 1 72+ 1 [12]

Combined reigns

As of January 15, 2023.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined days
1 Taka Michinoku 1 5 328
2 Ryuya Takekura 2 3 315
3 Kanon 1 2 106
4 Yasu Urano 1 1 72+

Queen of JTO Championship

Queen of JTO Championship
Details
PromotionProfessional Wrestling Just Tap Out
Date establishedDecember 6, 2020
Current champion(s)Tomoka Inaba
Date wonJune 5, 2022
Statistics
First champion(s)Aki Shizuku
Most reignsTomoka Inaba (2 reigns)
Longest reignAki Shizuku (213 days)
Shortest reignTomoka Inaba (134 days)
Oldest championYuu Yamagata (45 years, 135 days)
Youngest championTomoka Inaba (18 years, 348 days)
Heaviest championAki Shizuku (147 lbs)
Lightest championTomoka Inaba (119 lbs)

The Queen of JTO Championship is the female's title of the Professional Wrestling Just Tap Out promotion. There have been a total of four reigns shared between three different champions. The current title holder is Tomoka Inaba who is in her second reign.

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
<1 Reign lasted less than a day
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Aki Shizuku December 6, 2020 JTO GIRLS Tournament Saitama, Japan 1 213 3 Defeated Tomoka Inaba in a tournament final to become the inaugural champion. [13]
2 Tomoka Inaba July 7, 2021 JTO Just Tap Out 2nd Anniversary Iwai Tokyo, Japan 1 134 2 [14]
3 Yuu Yamagata November 18, 2021 JTO Itadaki Tokyo, Japan 1 199 2 [10]
4 Tomoka Inaba June 5, 2022 JTO Yokohama, Japan 2 224+ 3 This was a JTO Girls 2022 Tournament semi-final match. [15]

Combined reigns

As of January 15, 2023.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined days
1 Tomoka Inaba 2 5 358+
2 Aki Shizuku 1 3 213
3 Yuu Yamagata 1 2 199

Tournaments

Name Winner Date held Stipulation
Only Give Up Tournament Taka Michinoku February 12 - August 14, 2020 Submission-only tournament to decide the first #1 and #2 ranked male wrestlers
JTO Girls Tournament Aki Shizuku December 6, 2020 Tournament to decide the first #1 and #2 female wrestlers
JTO Tournament 2021 Kanon February 27 - March 19, 2020 Winner received a match against the King of JTO

References

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  2. ^ "NJPW Star TAKA Michinoku Dismissed As K-Dojo Director Following Cheating Scandal | Fightful News". www.fightful.com. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  3. ^ Greer, Jamie (2018-11-09). "Taka Michinoku Ejected From Kaientai Dojo Wrestling". Last Word on Pro Wrestling. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  4. ^ "JTO Hajime". CAGEMATCH. Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  5. ^ "9・27JTOHouse試合結果 │ JUST TAP OUT 公式サイト". pwjto.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-04-12.
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  7. ^ World Wonder Ring Stardom (April 20, 2022). [New series 2nd] 5/13 "FIBREPLEX presents NEW BLOOD 2" decided !!. stardom.com (in Japanese). Retrieved April 20, 2022.
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  9. ^ Daly, Wayne (September 2, 2021). "JTO Results: Yume – Tokyo, Japan (9/2)". wrestling-news.net. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
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  12. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (November 4, 2022). "JTO Ran". cagematch.net. Retrieved November 4, 2022.
  13. ^ Daly, Wayne (December 6, 2020). "JTO Results: Girls – Warabi, Japan (12/6)". wrestling-news.net. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  14. ^ Dark angel (July 13, 2021). "JTO: «Just Tap Out 2nd Anniversary» Tomoka Inaba wins the Queen of JTO". superluchas.com. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
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