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News & Results / Re: Joshi General Discussion Thread
« on: February 17, 2016, 07:16:31 PM »
So Ray has a malignant brain tumor that's inoperable because it spread to her nerves. It was caught before it got to grade IV but still.

News & Results / Re: Joshi General Discussion Thread
« on: September 23, 2015, 04:34:47 PM »


Akira Hokuto took to her blog to explain that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be going into surgery tomorrow. It is a bad case that will require her entire right breast to be removed. She will also have to be under observation for the next few months to make sure the cancer hasn't spread.

News & Results / Re: SENDAI
« on: August 25, 2015, 07:24:17 AM »

Google translate says that Sendai Sachiko is getting married and retiring in January.

News & Results / Re: Joshi General Discussion Thread
« on: August 22, 2015, 10:22:59 PM »
So according to Enuhito Kana signed with the WWE a few weeks back. Thought it was surprising she was at Takeover, on camera with the announcers specifically talking about her so I guess that explains it. And why her name was spelled Kanna instead of Kana.

News & Results / Re: JWP Project
« on: August 16, 2015, 03:26:01 PM »
I really don't know who wants to see Oz doing her usual Jarrett-esque shtick of 5000 run-ins during a match. Really just a shame, there's some fun stuff you could've done with Bolshoi at the top but welp. If/when Nakamori takes the belt I'd rather have it be from Bolshoi or Nakajima... not 2015 Ozaki.

News & Results / Re: Ice Ribbon
« on: July 15, 2015, 04:32:23 PM »

At least going from google translate, Yuuka was complaining of headaches, went to the hospital and turned out to have a subarachnoid hemorrhage which... isn't good. It's basically a stroke.

News & Results / Re: Other Results/Shows
« on: July 15, 2015, 04:05:08 PM »
Marvelous is opening a US branch in conjunction with CZW. Iroha and Chigusa are working CZW in August.

News & Results / Re: Joshi General Discussion Thread
« on: July 10, 2015, 03:37:08 PM »
Unlike most of the other joshi around, even Hiroyo, Shida's conventionally attractive and really has no problems with promoting herself/being promoted as such. Things might be a little different from when Takako was nearly signed but not terribly so that'll get her far.

News & Results / Re: Joshi General Discussion Thread
« on: July 09, 2015, 04:57:49 PM »
Kana's taking an indefinite hiatus from pro wrestling after her Kana Pro show on 9/15.

News & Results / Re: Joshi General Discussion Thread
« on: July 08, 2015, 03:36:55 PM »
Hikaru Shida and Nikki Storm were at WWE's tryout in Japan.

I have a hard time seeing Shida not getting signed.

Wrestler Love / Re: Yuki Miyazaki "The Sexy Tank"
« on: June 09, 2015, 04:47:51 PM »
The Sexy Tank's un-retiring and is going to be working as a freelancer. Her comeback is at WAVE's 7/20 Korakuen Hall show.

News & Results / Re: JWP Project
« on: April 07, 2015, 08:21:31 AM »
Yeah the only real reason I can see her having the belt is to drop it to Nakamori down the road.

News & Results / Re: JWP Project
« on: April 06, 2015, 05:02:10 PM »
Haruyama's champ again so... yay? I don't really see the point.

News & Results / Re: JWP Project
« on: January 12, 2015, 04:33:08 PM »
So the stuff about Fujimoto makes me wonder: who DOES take the belt from Nakajima eventually? I'm assuming it'd be Nakamori to establish her as the 1b to Nakajima's 1a.

News & Results / Re: Joshi General Discussion Thread
« on: December 09, 2014, 09:00:06 AM »
Tokyo Sports awards are out.

Nobody won joshi of the year. Io got 6 votes but 12 blank ballots were submitted.

News & Results / Re: JWP Project
« on: December 07, 2014, 05:38:33 PM »
Is my mind playing tricks on me or did she have a comeback match (or was scheduled to have one) this year? Could just be that her injury isn't healing right or something though I hope she hasn't quietly retired as she had started coming into her own when she joined up with HMK.

News & Results / Re: JWP Project
« on: November 12, 2014, 03:50:43 PM »
At least on Wikipedia she's listed as having resigned after being sidelined with a long term injury. So presumably she healed, decided to come back and assumed JWP was a better situation for her if that's the case.

"Pointless brawling" is a problem I have with a lot of modern joshi. It seems like the higher on the card you get the bigger the chance there is of an extended section where someone is thrown into the chairs while the opponent slowly walks after them, do it a few more times, maybe a chair shot, then back in the ring.

I mean I love me some late '90s/early '00s LCO and '80s AJW brawls as much as the next person but it's too much when it happens in seemingly the majority of matches and doesn't add a whole lot. Should really only be busted out when it's a match that calls for it i.e. the Nakajima/Hotta match from early in Arisa's reign.

I'm actually incredibly disappointed they went on that.

I mean I guess a payday is a payday but yeah.

News & Results / Re: JWP Project
« on: August 19, 2014, 11:27:05 PM »
Gonna be honest... that looks like a fairly weak show. The trios match is probably good and I'm glad Rabbit has her belts back but yeah.

Wrestler Love / Re: Hiroyo Matsumoto: Live Happy!
« on: August 08, 2014, 03:42:34 PM »
I'm not talking as much about the recent history. Even a few years ago a guy like Steen probably never would've gotten a look because of his physique, a guy like Devitt most likely would've been seen as too small and they already had enough small guys with Bourne and Bryan and Rey. Ever since the change to NXT though and especially with the launch of the network it seems like they've relaxed the whole "only tall muscle guys get hired with the occasional well known indy guy". WWE's always going to be image-centric to an extent but I mean that in recent history it looks like they've realized that talent is talent and especially when guys like Punk or Bryan have been successful that fans are starting to care more about ability than looks.

Women's stuff is going to be a harder obstacle to overcome in that matter but it seems that even with the Divas they're realizing the same deal of "if someone's good and presented well people will dig them" with them as well; I'm still surprised Hiroyo got a look though and like I said my hope is (if she gets hired) that she does well enough to realize that joshi are viable and with the wealth of talent in Japan, even with joshi about as weak as it's ever been, it's a good place to look at for talent.

Someone like Yoshiko, for example, would do really well in the WWE I think and if Hiroyo works out maybe she'd get a chance she might not have gotten before.

Wrestler Love / Re: Hiroyo Matsumoto: Live Happy!
« on: August 08, 2014, 11:10:21 AM »
Well I don't think anyone ever expected guys like KENTA or Steen (and maybe Devitt to an extent) to get looks either but here we are. The Network's also starting in Japan in a few months so having a popular, marketable and still young wrestler like Hiroyo would be good to help push it. That and the Divas stuff HAS gotten better and started being treated with at least a little more seriousness.

If she gets picked up (and WWE would honestly be stupid not to) and does well hopefully that opens the door for them to start looking more at Japan.

Wrestler Love / Re: Hiroyo Matsumoto: Live Happy!
« on: August 07, 2014, 05:41:13 PM »

Looks like Hiroyo got a WWE tryout. That's pretty awesome, I never really figured WWE would ever bother looking at any joshi again.

I'm honestly not sure why you'd have them debut against each other (yes I know Hazuki technically debuted a few days earlier but still...). Would've been far better off getting veterans for each of them to pair off against so they can get a feel for working a larger crowd and not throwing two people who are absolutely green against each other out there.

Hazuki's got promise. She should be stuck tagging and seconding Yoshiko while she gets more experience; you can teach the other stuff but she's good at showing attitude and has nice in-ring charisma which you really can't. Asuka's athletic but looks like she has absolutely no idea what she's doing and as the match went out you could see her confidence plummet as she started screwing up more and more stuff. Asuka's not really ready at all to do anything in the ring, Hazuki should be hidden in tags and groups until she gets more experience.

Koguma's definitely the most impressive of the rookies so far and seems to be by far the most comfortable, even with her screw ups she doesn't seem to really lose confidence and keeps plugging along.

The mixed tag was probably the most Ice Ribbon match I've seen since IR's heyday and I mean that in the best way. Technically not the best match around or even the best match on its show but it was a nice, goofy match and everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves which made for a fun match to watch, especially Wagner's hamming it up.

News & Results / Re: Wrestling New Classic
« on: June 18, 2014, 10:41:06 AM »
Well that's disappointing. It'd be nice for them to actually have some visibility.

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