January 24, 2015 at 4:55 pm #10058
Post subject: Smackgirl getting into the wrestling business PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:39 pm
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:16 am
Womens mixed martial arts company Smackgirl owner Yasuki Shino held
a press conference on Wednesday at Shinjuku FACE to announce that
Smackgirl is starting a wrestling company called Girls Door.
Supposedly the wrestling style is to be reminiscent of AJW and
veteran wrestler and trainer Kaoru Ito will be the main wrestler in
the promotion. Several of Ito’s trainees have worked MMA bouts for
Smackgirl. The first show will be on Nov. 23 at Shinjuku FACE and
Kaoru Ito will team with her close pal Tomoko Watanabe for this
show. They are hoping to have 7 matches with up to 18 wrestlers
participating. The plan is to run a show per month in Tokyo and then
expand from there. They are also opening a dojo to be run by Kaoru
Ito. As I said, Ito has worked a lot with Smackgirl over the past
year and this is a good place for her trainees. Of course Girls Door
will use a lot of freelancers at the start. Among those scheduled to
participate at the first Girls Door show are Kaoru Ito, Tomoko
Watanabe, Saki Maemura, Michiko Ohmukai, Ayumi Kurihara, Shinohara,
Kumiko Maekawa, Megumi Yabushita, Mariko Yoshida, Mayumi Hashiba
(former Metomix bikini wrestler who has worked MMA matches for
Smackgirl) and former AJW trainee Ayako Sato will redebut on this
show. El Gran Hamada has been hired to supervise the show and will
likely handle the booking with Ito. Hamada is supposed to get some
overseas wrestlers too. Girls Door will be sponsored by EWF Ltd., an
IT company owned by Shino. A press conference will be held in the
next week or so to announce the debut card and also announce the
Girls Door website and other internet strategies. Needless to say,
we don’t need another joshi company but Shino has done a decent job
with Smackgirl. Maybe he can do the same with Girls Door.
Credit = Frank Pozen
Post subject: PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:04 pm
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:48 pm
Well that’s pretty funny stuff those japanse women wrestling.
But the bizz has been bad in Japan and some of the big women feds did quit cause of the lack of popularity..
While in the 80s and 90s, japanese women wrestling (puroresu) was very popular.
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