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FantastICE Title Match Headlines Ice Ribbon’s Return To Korakuen Hall

Ice Ribbon’s upcoming Korakuen Hall show has had a monster main event installed, as current FantastICE Champion Risa Sera is set to defend her belt against freelance phenom Rina Yamashita in a Deathmatch.

Yamashita won the right to challenge after triumphing in the promotion’s recent mixed tag deathmatch tournament at Shin Kiba, with she and partner Jun Kasai seeing off Sera and teammate Orca Uto in the finals.

This match is packed with meaning and history for both women, who met in the tournament finals to crown the inaugural FantastICE Champion back in August of 2020.

Sera was victorious on that occasion and has held the belt ever since, registering 10 defences thus far in a variety of stipulation matches, including a No Ropes Lumberjack match (against current Stardom star Syuri) and a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match against fellow standout Maya Yuhiki.

Also of note, the card will feature the final match of Uno Matsuya, who will be retiring thereafter.

Matsuya has been wrestling since 2016 and has been an Ice Ribbon mainstay throughout, though she has also appeared for other promotions including Pro Wrestling WAVE and PURE-J, among others.

Full card:

Tsukushi vs NATSUMI

Mochi Miyagi and Miku Aono vs Akane Fujita and Yuuki Mashiro

Thekla, Ram Kaichow and Maika Ozaki vs Ibuki Hoshi, Rina Amikura and Banny Oikawa

Uno Matsuya, Cherry and Totoro Satsuki with Tae Honma and Rina Shingaki vs Tsukasa Fujimoto, Hamuko Hoshi and Maya Yukihi

Suzu Suzuki vs Yuko Miyamoto

FantastICE Title Match: Risa Sera vs Rina Yamashita